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New Rules on labour protection when working at height

September 19, 2014

Regulations on labor protection when working at a height approved by order of the Ministry of Labour of Russia from 28.03.2014 N 155n. At the moment the order has not been formally published. 

Regulations on labor protection when working at a height determined by state regulations on labor protection and regulate the actions of the employer and employee in the organization and carrying out work at height. 

Requirements of the Rules shall apply to employees and employers - businesses and individuals, regardless of their organizational and legal form, except for employers - individuals who are not individual entrepreneurs. 

  To work at height are working when: 

  a) there are risks associated with the possible fall of a worker with a height of 1.8 m or more; 

  b) The employee shall rise exceeding 5 m in height, or the descent of more than 5 m in height, on a vertical ladder whose angle to the horizontal surface of more than 75 °; 

  c) the work is carried out at sites closer than 2 m from the unshielded differences in height of more than 1.8 m, and if the height of the fence these areas less than 1.1 m; 

  d) there are risks associated with the possible fall of a worker from a height of less than 1.8 m, if the work is carried out on the machinery or the water surface or protruding objects. 

These Regulations prescribe the requirements for 

- Employees working at heights 

- Production facilities and production sites 

- The use of safety systems work at height 

- Production work at height 

- The use of ladders, platforms, ladders 

- Equipment, machinery, hand tools, used when working at height 

etc. 

This order shall come into force six months after its official publication. 

Source: 

ISS 'Techexpert "