Where safe working platforms are used and the risk of a fall remains, travel restraint and fall-arrest harnesses can be used where a suitable point of attachment exists. Harness systems, anchor points and shock absorbing lanyards must be compatible at each point of attachment from the anchor point to the harness, with approved and rated latching devices to ensure the integrity of the system.
Note: The use of PPE and administrative controls are low or last order controls used to deal with any residual risk associated with the hazard. As such, these last order controls can be used in support of higher order controls that deal with a hazard at its source and should not be considered as the sole means of control. These types of risk controls require constant monitoring and reinforcement.
Simultaneous two-handed operation. Where a machine has only one operator, the use of simultaneous two-handed operation buttons can serve as a risk control. This ensures that operation of the hazardous mechanism cannot occur until both hands are clear of the danger area.
Selection and use of PPE requires careful consideration, as there are many different types that reduce the risk of injury of contact or exposure to a hazard. Incorrect use of PPE, or purchasing inappropriate PPE, can contribute to serious workplace incidents. PPE that is uncomfortable, restrictive or heavy may create secondary hazards, and, as a result, constant supervision may be necessary to ensure it is used effectively.