The general approach to work at height
The risk of a fall in height, like any risk to which an agent may be exposed in the context of his activity, is primarily regulated by the general provisions of the Labor Code and in particular the general principles of prevention (Articles L. 4121- 1 to 5), giving priority to permanent installations and collective protective measures.
The rules for the design and use of the equipment must be specified, which must be adapted.
The risks associated with working at height can be grouped under two main categories:
- Response to buildings or structures that are at risk of falling from the ground due to their design (walkways, access hatches, etc.) and whose protection must be effective and permanent.
- Temporary work at heights, most often under maintenance or repairs, requiring protection that is just as effective but limited to the time required to intervene.
In addition to these provisions:
- complementary rules for building and civil engineering works
- provisions specific to young workers
- derogations in case of actual technical impossibility
Training offered by RCI:
- Fall arrest harness
- Rolling scaffolding
- Fixed scaffolding
- Fixed / rolling scaffolding