Working at heights is any situation where a worker could fall to a lower level than the one they are standing or sitting on. Heights of above 1.8m are considered fatal heights, while heights lower than 1.8 are considered injury danger zones.
Workplace safety is important for many professions, but it’s especially important for workers in the mining industry. Mining is considered to be one of the 10 most dangerous jobs, with about 19.9 fatalities per 100,000 workers, so proactively taking safety precautions is one of the best ways to reduce serious injuries and fatalities while on the job.
As trained and certified firefighters and rope rescue technicians, we believe in educating companies and workers on the importance of proactive safety and how to handle emergency situations.
Protocol Rescue recently teamed up Devon Fire Department in Alberta for a joint exercise to perform a mock technical rope rescue of an injured person at the edge of a cliff. The rescue was filmed by Battalion TV, a web TV show about real-life firefighters and emergency response heroes.
Oil and gas workers are highly valuable and skilled workers. In addition to certain situations requiring emergency response teams on standby, by law, it’s also in a company’s interest to protect their workers to ensure maximum productivity. Serious injuries can result in employees taking upwards of 50 days of paid leave or in the worst case, not able to return to work at all.
In today’s market with soft oil and commodity prices affecting the short-term viability of new and existing projects, outsourcing can be attractive because as it allows you to quickly and easily change course to minimize cost, maximize cash flow and mitigate risk.