International specialised exhibition

«Safety and Labour Protection»
10-13 December 2019, VDNH, Hall 75

DAYS OF HEIGHT AT BIOT-2019: CHANGES IN RULES, SHOW OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS AND REGULATORY GUILLOTINE

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DAYS OF HEIGHT AT BIOT-2019: CHANGES IN RULES, SHOW OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS AND REGULATORY GUILLOTINE

DAYS OF HEIGHT AT BIOT-2019: CHANGES IN RULES, SHOW OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS AND REGULATORY GUILLOTINE
07.08.2019

DAYS OF HEIGHT AT BIOT-2019: CHANGES IN RULES, SHOW OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS AND REGULATORY GUILLOTINE

The statistics says that the construction industry is the most high-injury industryin Russia and most often the constructors die falling down from the height. In total 306 people died after the fall down from the height last year and that is 23% of all the deaths at the working place in our country.

The height takes one of the leading places among the reasons of the workers death, these statistics is confirmed by Mr. Tsirin I., the advisor to the Director general of the all- union research institute of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. That is why the issue of the workers protection at height is always in the focus of attention of organizers of the exhibition “Safety and Labor Protection” - the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection and the Association of Designers, Manufacturers and Suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment. The next, 23rd exhibition will not be an exception. The BIOT – 2019 will host the Walkway of height where will be shown the most up-to-date personal protection equipment from the falling down.

Thematic round tables and seminars are scheduled as part of the business program. According to the expert, it is assumed to discuss the changes of labor protection while working at the height. The document is already being examined by the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.

«Existing rules prohibit working in extreme climatic conditions. But these conditions, e.g. icing, winds, heat exist on vast territories and, as a result, on many building sites. Let us take Laht centre in Saint-Petersburg. Its height is more than 460 meters, the speed of wind at the top is 150 km per hour and from time to time the constructions freeze. The rules are to be changed if the constructors work under such conditions, - tell Mr. Tsirin. – The employer should together with the producers of PPE make innovative decisions, both technical and organizational to work when it is not allowed but necessary.

It is required to identify the risks, assess and elaborate measures to reduce these risks up to the acceptable level – the level that would allow to guarantee the safety of the worker and execute works. It means that the main point of introducing these changes is to go from the total ban to the reasonable risk-oriented modern approach».

Apart from the new rules, the BIOT organizers are going to address the issue of theregulatory guillotine. «I support it, another point is how to get ready for it, - tells the representative of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection. We had a decade to get rid of old standards, rules, laws. We have an idea to check all the normative documents regulating the rules of work at height and compare the requirements in these documents. We are going to visualize all this at the exhibition».

One more innovation at the forthcoming BIOT is the presentation of work solutions. «These are the solutions that already exist, these solutions can be taken by the final consumer not as separate PPE, but all together, - Mr. Tsirin explains. It means that from the very beginning we understand which qualification each employee should has, what he/she should know, which organizational activities to conduct at the height, which PPEs to apply, how to organize rescue works. The goal is to demonstrate ready-to- apply working solutions for different industries, first of all, construction and energetics».

According to the expert, during the Days of height experts will discuss the limited and closed space. «Here the situation looks more difficult than with the height. The worker can feel the influence of many factors and in case of accident that would be very difficult to evacuate workers. Until recently there were no unified standards of work in limited and closed space in Russia», tells the advisor to the Director general of the all-union research institute of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection.

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