Posted: 15 Oct '14

Edmonton’s MI Safety Describes the Challenges Involved with Rescuing a Worker after a Fall

In order to ensure fall protection, it is necessary to read and follow all of the inspection steps written out by the manufacturer of the equipment that you are going to be working with should an emergency occur. It is in this way that you will able to not only know how to properly use it, but notice if it is in bad condition or failing in some way.

If you cannot find any instructions, MI Safety, recommends searching online in order to prepare yourself when performing fall protection. Edmonton workers should also take time out to make sure the fabric components, metal components, and plastic parts appear to be in good condition.

Sometimes falls are unavoidable which is why it is best to consider all the challenges that you may come across during a fall including designing a plan to rescue your fallen co-worker.

Rescue Challenges during a Fall

One of the main rescue challenges that you may come across following a fall involves getting to height safely. Although this can often be a slow and time consuming process, rescuing a worker post fall can be accomplished much more successfully if a rescue plan has been prepared including a plan using proper equipment. Once a worker has fallen, it is imperative that his or her coworkers know how to properly lift them by utilizing an anchor and designing a functional pulley system.

MI Safety trains workers to follow various safety procedures in a number of different industries. Properly trained workers ensure a safer environment for everyone. The best method to avoiding hazardous situations is to inspect equipment thoroughly prior to beginning a job. Although this may not always prevent a worker from falling, it will make sure that the rescue situation is a success. To learn more, explore the MI Safety website at:

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