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Document ID (ISN)107124
CIS number 07-1192
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Title Safety (accidents, falls, slips...)
Original title Sécurité (accidents, chutes, glissades...) [in French]
Veiligheid (ongevallen, vallen...) [in Dutch]
Bibliographic information Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale, rue Ernest Blerot I, 1070 Bruxelles, Belgium, 2005. 88p. Illus. 73 ref.
Internet access http://www.werk.belgie.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=4268 [in Dutch]
http://www.emploi.belgique.be/WorkArea/showcontent.aspx?id=4268 [in French]
Abstract The objective of the SOBANE approach (screening, observation, analysis and evaluation) is to ensure occupational safety and health by means of a systematic analysis of occupational hazards. This booklet presents the SOBANE approach applied to the prevention of falls. Following a review of general aspects of occupational safety and health management, it explains how to proceed with the observation, analysis and evaluation, together with the qualifications required for carrying out these steps. The following topics are summarized on information sheets: state of flooring; passageways; lighting of emergency exits; work areas; stairways; falls of persons and objects; ladders.
Descriptors (primary) Belgium; falls from heights; falls on the level; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) falls of persons; protection against falls from heights; lighting; walkways; flooring; fall arresters; stairs; ladders; falling objects; legislation; data sheet; slippery floors
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Risk evaluation