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Ministry of Justice

Russian Federation

On September 5, 2014 No. 33990

ORDER OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL PROTECTION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of March 28, 2014 No. 155n

About approval of Rules on labor protection during the work at height

(as amended on 17-06-2015)

According to subitem 5.2.28 of the Regulations on the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation approved by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 19, 2012 No. 610 (The Russian Federation Code, 2012, No. 26, Art. 3528; 2013, No. 22, Art. 2809; No. 36, Art. 4578; No. 37, Art. 4703; No. 45, Art. 5822; to No. 46, of the Art. 5952), I order:

1. Approve Rules on labor protection during the work at height according to appendix.

2. This order becomes effective after six months after its official publication.

Minister

M. A. Topilin

Appendix

to the Order of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation of March 28, 2014 No. 155n

Rules on labor protection during the work at height

I. General provisions

1. Rules on labor protection during the work at height (further - Rules) establish the state normative requirements for labor protection and regulate operations procedure of the employer and worker under the organization and work at height.

2. Requirements of Rules extend to workers and employers - the physical persons or legal entities which entered employment relationships with workers.

3. At height belong works during which to works:

a) there are risks connected with possible fall of the worker from height of 1,8 of m and more including:

when implementing by the worker of rise on height more than 5 m, or descent from height more than 5 m on ladder which tilt angle to horizontal surface constitutes more than 75 °;

in case of work on platforms at distance 2 m from not protected differences on height of more 1,8 of m are closer, and also if height of protective barrier of these platforms of less 1,1 of m;

b) there are risks connected with possible fall of the worker from height of less 1,8 of m if work is carried out over the machines or mechanisms, the surface of liquid or loose fine materials acting as objects.

3.1. Depending on conditions of production all works at height share on:

a) works at height using means of podmashchivaniye (for example, the woods, scaffolding, towers, cradles, ladders and other means of podmashchivaniye), and also the works performed on platforms with protective barriers height of 1,1 of m and more;

b) the works without application of means of podmashchivaniye performed at the height of 5 m and more and also the works performed at distance less than 2 m from not protected differences on height more than 5 m on platforms in the absence of protective barriers or with height of protective barriers, component of less 1,1 of m.

4. Employers and their associations have the right to establish the safety regulations during the work at height which are not contradicting requirements of these rules.

II. Requirements for labor protection under the organization and work at height

Requirements to workers during the work at height

5. Persons which reached age of eighteen years are allowed to work at height.

6. The workers performing works at height according to the current legislation shall pass obligatory preliminary (in case of revenues to work) and periodic medical examinations.

7. The workers performing works at height shall have the qualification corresponding to nature of the performed works. The skill level is confirmed by the document on professional education (training) and (or) on qualification.

8. Workers are allowed to work at height after carrying out:

a) training and examination of requirements of labor protection <1>;

b) training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height.

<1> The procedure for training in labor protection and examinations of requirements of labor protection of employees of the organizations approved by the resolution of Ministry of Labor of Russia and the Ministry of Education of Russia of January 13, 2003 No. 1/29 (registration No. 4209) is registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on February 12, 2003.

9. The employer (person authorized by him) shall organize prior to carrying out work at height training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height:

a) allowed to works at height for the first time;

b) transferred from other works if the specified workers did not undergo the corresponding training earlier;

c) having work stoppage at the height more than one year.

10. Training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height is carried out according to the requirements provided by appendix No. 1 to Rules.

To the workers who are performing works at height using means of podmashchivaniye, and also on platforms with protective barriers height of 1,1 of m and more, and successfully undergone examination and the acquired skills by results of carrying out training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height, issues the certificate of the admission to works at height which recommended sample is provided by appendix No. 2 to Rules.

11. To the workers allowed to works without application of means of podmashchivaniye, carried out at the height of 5 m and more, and also carried out at distance less than 2 m from not protected differences on height more than 5 m on platforms in the absence of protective barriers or with height of protective barriers, component of less 1,1 of m, on the instructions of the employer on works the work permit which is drawn up on the special form on works (further - the work permit) which recommended model is provided by appendix No. 3 to Rules is issued.

The workers allowed to the works without application of means of podmashchivaniye, who are carried out at the height of 5 m and more and also which are carried out at distance less than 2 m from not protected differences on height more than 5 m on platforms in the absence of protective barriers or with height of protective barriers, component of less 1,1 of m and also the workers organizing holding technical and technological or organizational actions during the specified works at height are divided into the following 3 groups on safety of works at height (further - groups):

1 group - the workers allowed to works as a part of crew or under direct supervision of the worker appointed by the order of the employer (further - workers of 1 group);

2 group - masters, foremen, heads of training, and also the workers appointed according to the work permit by executives in charge of works at height (further - workers 2 groups);

3 group - the workers appointed by the employer responsible for the organization and safe work at height and also for briefings, scheduling of actions for evacuation and rescuing of workers in case of emergency and when carrying out rescue operations; the workers performing servicing and periodic inspection of individual protection equipment (further - SIZ); the workers issuing work permits; responsible works managers at height, carried out according to the work permit; officials into whose power approval of the production schedule of works at height is included (further - workers 3 groups).

3 groups treat workers also the specialists providing training in works at height and also members of certifying commissions of the organizations providing training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height and employers.

12. Periodic training of workers of 1 both 2 groups in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height is performed at least 1 time in 3 years.

Periodic training of workers 3 groups in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height is performed at least 1 time in 5 years.

13. Training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height comes to the end with examination.

Examination is held by the certifying commissions created by the order of the head of the organization providing training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height. The structure of certifying commissions is created of the teachers and experts who had the corresponding training and certification (workers 3 groups).

Are issued to the workers who successfully passed examination the certificate of the admission to works at height which recommended sample is provided by appendix No. 4 to Rules. The personal book of accounting of works at height, recommended sample in appendix No. 5 to Rules is in addition issued to the workers performing works at height using systems of rope access.

14. Upon termination of training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height the employer provides holding training of workers.

The purpose of training is fixing of the theoretical knowledge necessary for safe performance of works, and also development and development directly on workplace of practical skills and abilities, safe methods and acceptances of performance of works.

Duration of training is established by the employer (person authorized by him) proceeding from its content and constitutes at least two working days (changes).

The head of training for workers 1 and 2 groups is appointed by the employer from among foremen, masters, instructors, skilled workers having practical experience of work at the height at least 1 year.

More than two workers at the same time cannot be attached to one head of training.

15. The examination of safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height is held at least 1 time a year. This examination of safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height can be held by the certifying commission created by the employer.

The holding examination of safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height without application of means of podmashchivaniye which are carried out at the height of 5 m and more and also the works performed at distance less than 2 m from not protected differences on height more than 5 m on platforms in the absence of protective barriers or with height of protective barriers constituting less 1,1 of m according to the decision of the employer it can be combined with holding examination upon termination of periodic training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height.

Results of examination of safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height are drawn up by the protocol with indication of date of examination, surname, name, middle name of person which underwent examination, results of examination. The protocol is signed by the members of certifying commission who underwent the corresponding training in safe methods and acceptances of performance of works at height in the organization performing educational activities.

Safety of works at height

16. The employer for safety of workers shall exclude whenever possible works at height. In case of impossibility of exception of works at height the employer shall provide use of the inventory woods, scaffolding, devices and means of podmashchivaniye, use of elevators (towers), construction front elevators, the suspended woods, cradles, machines or mechanisms, and also means of collective and individual protection.

17. The employer prior to performance of works at height shall organize holding technical and technological and organizational actions:

a) the technical and technological actions including development and accomplishment of the production schedule of the works at height (further - the Party of Pensioners of Russia at height) which are carried out on workplaces with the working areas changing on height (further - non-stationary workplaces); or development and approval of process charts on works; barrier of production site of works, posting of the warning and ordering posters (signs), use of means of collective and individual protection;

b) the organizational actions including appointment of persons responsible for the organization and safe work at height, for issue of the work permit, scheduling of actions for evacuation and rescuing of workers in case of emergency and when carrying out rescue operations, and also performing servicing and periodic inspection of SIZ.

18. Performance of works at height is not allowed:

a) in open places at speed of air flow (wind) of 15 m/s and more;

b) in case of thunder-storm or the fog excluding visibility within scope of work and also in case of ice from ice-covered designs and in cases of increase of wall of ice on wires, the equipment, engineering designs (including support of power lines), trees;

c) in case of installation (dismantle) of designs with big windage at speed of wind of 10 m/s and more.

19. The official responsible for the organization and safe work at height, shall:

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