When conducting roofing work, there are many ways to prevent fall hazards. If workers use a Personal Fall Arrest System, the employer must provide a full body harness, lanyard and/or lifeline, for each worker, and an anchorage point independent of supporting any other platforms, but capable of supporting 5,000 lbs, per each attached worker. Industrial rope access Sydney makes sure it fits the worker, and regularly inspect all fall protection equipment to ensure that it’s still in good condition. Visit - https://www.primeindustrialaccess.com.au/industrial-rope-access
Fall Arrest System Safety
Training And Guidance
Fall arrest is a fall protection system that involves safely stopping a person from
falling. Other forms of fall protection are fall guarding, protection preventing a
person’s access to a fall hazard area and fall restraint i.e. protection preventing the
falling of persons working in a fall hazard area.
Fall arrest systems are necessary in situations that involve working in elevating
positions and pose a falling risk for the worker. They should be used by anyone
working at a height of 6 feet or more. Working height represents the distance
between the walking or working surface and the lower level.
There are two major types of fall arrest system, general nets and personal lifelines
used in Australia. The fall arrest system only comes into service when or if a fall
occurs. According to industry standards, only retractable lifelines, or full-body
harnesses with shock-absorbing lanyards are accepted as personal fall arrest
systems. Full-body harnesses distribute forces throughout the workers’ body, while
shock-absorbing lanyards decrease total fall arresting forces.
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Types of Fall Protection
Positioning: These systems hold workers in place while leaving their hands free, to
allow them to work. They are activated every time the workers lean back. They do
not provide fall arrest.
Suspension: These systems lower and support workers while leaving their hands
free for the activities they need to perform. They are commonly used in painting and
window washing, in conjunction with fall arrest systems.
Retrieval: This category covers retrieval methods in the event of a fall and should
be included in all fall management programs.
As you can see, fall arrest systems are an important way to provide effective
protection in case a fall occurs. The other categories are meant to prevent falls or
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