Modern safety systems for work at height


Marcin Kowalik


When organising work at height, the site manager has a duty to provide adequate security measures which will ensure safe working conditions. The correct criteria adopted to ensure the safe movement of equipment and materials and the safe implementation of all professional activities by all employees. This paper attempts to identify and describe systems set up to protect against falls from height, without the use of scaffolding, employed in today’s construction market.

Słowa kluczowe: work at height, personal protection measures, collective protection measures

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