Quick Start Guide
Chapter 35: Elevated Work – Aerial Work Platforms, Ladders, and Scaffolds
Program: Elevated Work Program
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html
Who needs to know about these requirements?
The requirements of the Elevated Work Program apply to:
- Berkeley Lab employees, affiliates, and subcontractors
Whenever they are:
- Working on any aerial work platform used to raise or lower workers to perform tasks at elevated heights, as well as work requiring the use of ladders and supported, suspension, or rolling scaffolds
Unsafe elevated work may result in:
- Injuries or fatalities caused by falls
- Violation of federal and state regulations
What you need to do before performing work:
- Define work/protocols.
- Determine the best method/equipment for performing elevated work.
- Analyze hazards and develop controls.
- Complete a Fall Protection Matrix as required (See Work Process D, Fall Protection).
- Every worker must meet the minimum training requirements for their assigned task before performing the work.
- Every worker must be informed of the hazards associated with their work.
- Training: EHS278 Ladder Safety Training; EHS279 Scaffold Users Hazard Awareness; and EHS222 Aerial Work Platform Practical and/or EHS223, Aerial Work Platform. EHS 222/223 requires a prerequisite training of EHS276 Fall Protection.
- Perform the work:
- Only for which you are qualified and authorized
- Within the parameters of the Fall Protection Matrix (if required) (See Work Process D, Fall Protection)
Where to find out more:
Berkeley Lab ES&H Manual, Elevated Work – Aerial Work Platforms, Ladders, and Scaffolds
Berkeley Lab ES&H Manual, Fall Protection Program
Whom to contact for help:
- Mathew Rice, the EHS Construction Health & Safety Program Manager ext. 7512