Certain vital industrial plants are subject to special safety regulations and controls.
Complying with the highest security standards, electronic padlocks and cylinders play a leading role in the overall site protection scheme.
The advanced software functions of the solution make it possible to satisfy the high demands of those responsible for security: advanced parameterization of access permissions thanks to the application and the Bluetooth module of the key, precise control of plant activity through Smart Access software.
Variety of users and outsourcing
Contractors are often used by the industrial sector for plant maintenance, raw material supply, IT maintenance, etc. This multiplication of external professionals is a source of risk for the company.
access experts allows you to assign access rights only to recognized and validated contractors in the system. Likewise, it is possible to associate access rights to the employment contract easily and, consequently, to the user’s profile to improve the traceability of interventions and simplify administrative management. This system allows monitoring and control of all accesses. Opening histories are centrally stored. The risk of losing the keys disappears since in case of loss or theft, it is enough to deactivate the key to make it unusable.
To carry out any type of vertical work it will be necessary to be clear about a series of:
Theoretical concepts, Regulations Relevant safety responsibilities in force Different techniques of ascent and descent with dynamic or semi-static ropes considered «safety ropes» Handling and techniques of progression, rescue and lifting of loads
This type of self-rescue and safety techniques are related to the different ways of positioning for the professional performance of this type of activities at height.
In addition to knowing rope access and positioning techniques, we cannot forget the importance of material for vertical work, since our protection will depend on the different equipment and devices that we will use.
As we have spoken on other occasions, this type of risky professional work is regulated in Spain by RD 2177/2004, which establishes the foundations of occupational safety, emphasizing the adequacy of the work equipment used by workers.
What do you need to know to climb ropes?
Before carrying out this type of work at height, it is imperative that the user has been trained and certified by IRATA or ANETVA or have taken courses on access techniques and rope maneuvers.
Among other things, a true professional must have learned the following:
You know and have already practiced the different basic knots. Basic knots: self-secure knots knots for belaying self-rescue knots Knows and has practiced different safety techniques at height. Knowledge and experience in the use of suspended work epis. You have practiced simple rope maneuvers. Learn about the different types of belays and positioning techniques. It is capable of mounting basic installations suspended with ropes. He has practiced self-rescue and self-belaying techniques. Basic belaying maneuvers.
Minimum experience to be able to perform vertical access maneuvers with ropes
Have a minimum experience of at least having carried out different activities with rope: climbing and abseiling. Have minimum knowledge of the use and handling of ropes. You do not have vertigo. You will work at most with heights of 15-20 meters, but you will have to hang from the ropes for a long time. Have a minimum physical condition to endure quite hard and intense days of practicing access and positioning techniques using ropes, facilities, and knots ...
How to open rope access for colleagues during the ascent
In this case, it will be the first operator who has to open the way for the rest of the colleagues.
He will do it by carrying a double mooring sling, with large diameter hooks at its ends that will serve as a safety connection to the structure.
In this way, it will create the necessary rope access for the rest of the operators, creating a temporary vertical lifeline to access the work area.
For vertical work, we must always be accompanied by at least one other operator.
The anchor line MUST be accompanied by what we know as an energy absorber, a device that we have explained on numerous occasions.
The absorber has the function that, in the event of a fall from a height, it will unfold a belt that will exponentially slow down the fall.
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