Fall Arrest Protection
When working at height or within confined spaces choosing the right Fall Arrest solution is one of the most important safety decisions to be made. Here at Best4Safety we offer a complete solution of Fall Arrest Harnesses, Anchorage, Lanyards and Self Retracting Lines suitable for industries such as Construction, Utilities, Wind Energy, Telecom, Transport and General maintenance.
Working at Height Danger
- Falls from height are N°1 cause of workplace fatalities and a major cause of serious injury
- Your are working at height where, If a fall was to occur it is likely to result in an injury
- The Work at Height regulations 2005 sets out a Hierarchy of Controls to protect against a fall
The points of a Fall Protection solution are a simple as A B C.
- Anchor Point : How is the Fall Protection solution going to fix securely to your working environment.
- Body Harness : How long will you be working at height and how many points of connectivity is best suited for your application?
- Connecting Device : What type of lanyard is best suited for your safety? A standard or a Self Retracting Lanyard (SRL)
As the name suggests - these are the base point of any system whereby a suitable connection is made to an immovable object.
These Include :
Structural Anchors, Transportable Temporary Anchors, – Davits and Tripods, Horizontal Flexible Lines.
The anchorage needs to attach to the person that it is protecting - hence there exists an array of harness types which allow various levels of mobility suitable for the tasks in hand and providing optimal safety protection.
These Include :
1 or 2 point Harness, Belted (4 pt)Harness, Suspension Harness, Rescue -Confined Space Harness Specialist Harnesses.
Various connections are available for connection between the anchor point and the harness/ body support. These can be fixed length, lanyards, flexible material or fall arrest.
Some lanyards will be no more than a rope which will allow the wearer to fall a maximum of 2m before being protected. More complex solutions involve self retracting lanyards ( similar to a car's safety belt ) or self retracting lifelines.
The key questions to be answered are what are the tasks being undertaken at height and how long for?
- Sam Swanson