Fall arrest is the kind of fall protection which includes the safe stopping of a person already falling. It is one of many forms of fall protection, which also include fall guarding and fall
OSHA specifies under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations that people working at height must be safe from fall injury. Fall arrest is one of several forms of fall protection as defined in 29CFR.
Fall arrest is of two major types: general fall arrest, such as nets; and personal fall arrest, such as lifelines". The most commonly seen manifestation of fall arrest is the Personal Fall Arrest System, or PFAS ("lifeline"). A personal fall arrest system is a series of constituents designed to arrest a worker's fall, preventing him from striking the next lowest level and minimizing the chances of serious injury.
Fall Arrest Training
FALL ARREST TRAINING provides guidance to those requirements and criteria for fall protection in construction and workplaces covered under 29 CFR part 1926. It is vital to note that the requirements of this subpart do not relate to employees making an examination, investigation, or assessment of workplace environment prior to the actual initiation of construction work or after all construction work has been finished.
Simplified Safety aims at providing more than simple off the shelf products. Our aim is to help assist you with a complete safety solution. Our solutions extend well beyond our normal range of products and processes. One example of this is a project we provided railing for in the winter of 2009.
In this case, the customer came to us with a very specific set of product specifications. These specifications were written in such a way to produce a railing system that was: free standing, resistant to specific chemical corrosion, and cost-effective. Here are some of the core competencies of our team highlighted by this particular project:
Understanding the Needs of our Client
Because of the corrosive environment the guardrail was going to be placed in, the metal properties of the railing was very important. The project could have been built entirely out of stainless steel, but that would have produced a very expensive railing. In understanding ALL of our clients needs we were able to configure a system that would withstand the corrosive effects of the environment and be cost-effective at the same time.
Dan Wampler, the lead Sales Engineer on this project said, Through much conversation with the customer, we were determined to find the right balance of performance and price. We came up with a very unique combination of materials and finishes to provide a long lasting, cost effective solution for the safety and satisfaction of our customer.
Complicated Processes & Delivery
The corrosive effects of this environment required the application of a special paint to the free standing bases. This special paint required unique application, drying, storage and shipping processes. Instead of shirking from the complexity of instituting new processes and working with new vendors, the logistics team set to work to provide the necessary components on time and in the proper condition.
Brian Stickler, who managed the logistics for this project had this to say, We had new metals to integrate, new vendors to contact, and a narrow window to accomplish the customers requests. They came to us because we had a very key part of the system already in production. What they needed, was this component to last in their corrosive environment. This in turn caused us to find more vendors which widen our offerings to all our customers.
Teamwork and Total Quality
At the heart of the Simplified are critical relationships with the right product manufactures. These relationships are built on team work and a view of providing our customers outstanding service in the supplier industry. In this project it was our relationship with Kee Safety that allowed us to provide the right solution at the right time. Mike Mumau, president of Kee Safety Inc., had this to say about our relationship It is through our open partnership with Simplified that we were able to create an effective engineered solution for the customer. All private agendas have to be put aside when a team of people from various companies come together to solve complex issues like the highly corrosive issues we had here at this specific site. I could not have been more proud of the entire tea.
Custom Safety Solutions Come to Us
Whether you are looking for a guardrail, an overhead fall protection support system, or a unique piece of personal protection equipment, start with Simplified Safety as your source for providing custom safety solutions. Call or email our team today with your safety need.
Being an internet based company one of the hardest things to do is help our customers visualize our products. One of the ways we are trying to help our customers understand our products is through the use of 3D visualization. I am happy to introduce what I hope to be the first of many 3D visualizations on our site.
We sell safety products, thats a fact. However, we are not under the illusion that simply having the right product will always protect you or your workers from an accident. In addition to having the right protective gear you have to have the right mind set in regard to safety.
Safety Culture Excellence has produced another video that focuses on What Defines an Accident or Incident? Here is the short video of Terry Mathis:
I would like to encourage you to consider watching what you are standing on, climbing on and walking on this year. In many countries the number one cause of accidental death in the homes, are slips, trips and falls. There are two life precautions that can help prevent this from occurring to you: Eyes on path/work and Footing. Below are some examples.
Eyes on path/work (keep eyes in direction of travel and task)
When walking keep eyes on path of travel. (i.e. looking behind while backing up)
When operating mobile equipment always scan ahead for pedestrians & obstructions.
Maintain focus on surroundings, body position, and equipment when performing a task
Footing (stay on designated walkways/3-point contact on stairs)
When walking up/down stairs use handrails and take one step at a time.
When climbing up/down ladders use 3-point contact and keep body facing toward ladder
Maintain 3-point contact when (getting on/off a equipment)
Self-retracting lanyard/lifelines are popular devices among professionals who work at height. These fall arrest systems can save lives but they can also be dangerous if used improperly. The use of an SRL can seem easy, as it’s basic functions are just like a seat belt, but it is important to pay attention to proper use.