Power & Petrochemical
From climbing external ladders to exposure to toxic substances, the risks in the power generation and petrochemical industries can be significant.
Determining the type of safety products and/or system you need depends on the following factors.
- Potential site hazards include: arc flash, live wires, gases, low levels of oxygen, flying or falling objects, working at height, noise, radiation and temperature…
- The intensity of the hazards
- The duration of the tasks required
- How many people will be working on the site at any given time
- How often they’ll be at the structure or site
- Their degree of training for working at height and confined space
With the expansion into renewable energy production, new risk profiles require a different approach the safety management which includes the expansion of training requirements for those operating in those spaces.
Age of infrastructure is also a key consideration, with the ongoing maintenance and support requiring suitable access methods to ensure safe operations.
From a height safety management perspective, some of the common types of fall protection and access methods include;
- Scaffolds or wheeled scaffolds
- Elevated Work Platforms
- Aerial lift, cherry picker or bucket truck
- Guardrail systems
- Safety net systems
- Personal fall arrest systems