WAH Regulations, Laws and Standards
In the work at height industry there are many regulations, laws and standards applicable such as:
Hence this is why Iratec training will focus also on pre-work procedures relating to work-attire, coverall, shoes, protection, gloves.
PPE such as: helmet, harness, lanyards, fall arrester and other work-equipment: ladders, ropes, tools, equipment.
It is crucial to hold a safety briefing, comply and understand the clients their requirements, follow legal and DOSH requirements.
A specific type of risk analysis and caution areas are important topics also.
Work At Height Definition
1. Existing legislation in Malaysia does not provide specific definition to work at height.
2. The Work at Height Regulations 2005 (WAHR) in UK defined work at height as
- work in any place where, including a place at or below ground level;
- obtaining access to or egress from such place while at work, except by a staircase in permanent workplace, where, if measures requires by these Regulations were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury.
3. The definition includes work,
- in or on an elevated place of work, for example on a ladder or a flat roof, from which a person could fall;
- in the vicinity of an opening through which a person could fall;
- in the vicinity of an edge over which a person could fall; or
- in any other place (whether above or below ground), for example fall through a fragile surface, from which a person could fall, from one level to another.
4. It is noteworthy that a distance liable to cause personal injury is not prescribed in this interpretation
Read more here at https://www.dosh.gov.my/index.php/construction-safety-v/work-at-height