067/14 Recommendation 136 – Guidelines for Working at Height (Jun, 2014)

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Guidelines for Working at Height (WAH)

A. Preamble

A1. This Recommendation has been developed to provide guidance to Classification Societies (hereinafter referred to as CS) when developing their own internal safety procedures and / or instructions relating to the hazards faced by survey personnel when working at height in the field (hereinafter referred to as WAH). Detailed calculations / testing of the equipment to be used when carrying out WAH activities are not required or intended under this Recommendation.

A2. The objective is to promote the safety of classification society personnel when required to work at height. Individual CS are encouraged to develop and / or modify their own internal procedures based on these and other similar references. All personnel, when WAH, should be familiar with, and conscientiously apply the applicable procedures / instructions, in the interest of their own safety.

A3. This Recommendation has been developed by drawing extensively on the latest versions of the references listed in Section B of this document, in addition to the existing procedures and practical experience of the member societies.

A4. The word ‘shall’ where used in any of the quoted references has been replaced in these Recommendations by the word ‘should’ reflecting the intended recommendatory guidance of this document. Specific wording taken from any of the quoted references may also have been amended, as necessary, to maintain consistency of presentation.


Thank you & Best Regards,

Eng. Dimitrios Nikolaos Spanos
Lead Maritime Auditor / Principal Surveyor
Member of IRCA, IIMS, ELINT, HELMEPA & Nautical Institute


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