THE BASICS OF RESCUE AND EVACUATION
During works at height, an accident can happens, and the intervention of a rescue worker can be necessary to evacuate the victim.
In this case, the rescue worker shall take action in an emergency situation. THE GOLDEN RULE in such a case is to PREVENT ANOTHER ACCIDENT FROM HAPPENING.
As a consequence, and before any intervention, the rescue worker should ask himself/herself the following questions:
Then the rescue worker shall be able to intervene in accordance with the rescue plan defined beforehand; their priorities shall be the following:
Every situation is unique, and requires adapted material. When establishing the evacuation plan defining the human and material means to be implemented, it is essential to distinguish between the main following situations:
WARNING: DURING RESCUE AND EVACUATION OPERATIONS, THE RESCUE WORKER MUST BE:
TRAINED AND EXERCISED
Evacuation and rescue
Self-evacuation (down evacuation)