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1 WORKING AT HEIGHT & ITS WOES Capital Safety EMEA

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3 HOW FAR WILL A PERSON FALL IN...? TIME seconds DISTANCE metres

4 ABSOLUTELY ZERO MARGIN FOR ERROR! 2FT?!? 6FT?!? 50FT?!?!

5 COMMON FACTORS IN FALLS FROM HEIGHTS Failure to recognize the risk Failure to plan the work Failure to provide a safe system of work Failure to follow a safe system of work Failure to provide appropriate plant and equipment Failure to monitor the work Failure to develop & Implement a Rescue Plan

6 HUMAN FACTORS OUTSIDE FACTORS PERSONAL FACTORS

7 OUTSIDE FACTORS Weather- Windy/ Rain/Sandstorms Slippery surface Trip Hazards -structure -equipment Fatigue/ Medical Unforeseen

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9 PERSONAL FACTORS RELUCTANCE TO WEAR THE PPE PROVIDED LACK OF AWARENESS DO I REALLY NEED FALL PROTECTION? I ve carefully thought of all the angles Nothing could possibly go wrong and it wont happen to me anyways I ve done it a thousand times before Its an urgent job It s a small job, will be done in a min All this equipment is for the weak hearted

10 !?!

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12 Fall Restraint vs. Fall Arrest Fall Restraint means you can almost reach the edge but you cannot fall over Lanyard Anchorage

13 Fall Restraint vs. Fall Arrest Fall Arrest means there is risk of you falling over the edge Hence there must be a device that absorbs the force of your fall Lanyard Shock Absorber Anchorage

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15 LACK OF AWARENESS INCOMPLETE KNOWLEDGE HOW TO USE/ WEAR? NEGLIGENGE FAILURE TO TRAIN AND INSTRUCT LACK OF IMFORMATION IMPROPER MAINTANENCE OF EQUIPMENT

16 A few classics..!!

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18 FALL ARREST- ALWAYS ABOVE WAIST

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20 MISCALCULATIONS

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22 INSPECTION ANSI A , requires: Inspection Prior to use; Inspection of equipment semi-annually by a competent person; Removal of equipment following fall arrest ANSI Z , requires: Inspection Prior to use; Inspection of equipment each year by a competent person; Comply with manufacturer s instructions

23 FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT = LIFTING DEVICE COMPLY WITH MANUFACTURER S INSTRUCTIONS

24 STORAGE Equipment should be stored in a cool, dry and clean environment that is out of direct sunlight

25 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS Ladder Cage/ Back Scratcher = Fall Protection Fall distance??? Energy Absorption?!?!?

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27 LADDER SAFETY

28 CLEARANCE CALCULATIONS Free Fall Total Fall Available clearance Deceleration Minimum Clearance Safety factor

29 CLEARANCE CALCULATIONS FOR LANYARD USE Free Fall Deceleration D Ring ext + human height Safety Factor OSHA (d)(16)(iii) & (iv) General Rule: You need 20 ft of clearance from the anchorage point with a 6 ft lanyard 6.0 ft for Free Fall 5.5 ft for Deceleration (CE) 6.5 ft for D-ring slide & Avg. Human Height 2.0 ft for Safety Factor 20 ft clearance required

30 Clearance

31 SWING FALL HAZARDS A B

32 OBSTRUCTIONS

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35 TO REDUCE FALL DISTANCE & MAINTAIN 100% CONNECTIVITY With the lifeline secured overhead, the total fall distance (free-fall + deceleration) is limited to 1m or less. By reducing the fall distance, the arresting forces are also minimized, therefore decreasing the impact on the worker.

36 LIGHT WEIGHTSHORTLENGTH SRL S WORKING LENGTH 3.3 MT WORKING LENGTH 1.65 MT

37 FALL PROTECTION! A ANCHORAGE BODY SUPPORT (Harness) B C CONNECTORS (Lanyard / SRL) D DESCENT & RESCUE

38 A ANCHORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR WORKING ON OR AROUND I BEAMS FIXED BEAM ANCHORS

39 A ANCHORAGE WALKING ON THE I BEAM SLIDING BEAM ANCHORS

40 A ANCHORAGE TIE OFF ADAPTORS- Rated 5000 lbs!!!

41 A ANCHORAGE

42 A ANCHORAGE CABLE TRAYS

43 A ANCHORAGE WORKING ON CRANE BOOM

44 A ANCHORAGE WORKING ON DRILL PIPE STACKS FREE STANDING HORIZONTAL RAILS

45 A CUSTOMIZED ANCHORAGE SOLUTIONS

46 B BODY SUPPORTHARNESS CHECK HARNESS SIZING AVOID LOOSE/TIGHT FITS

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48 B BODY SUPPORTHARNESS D ring extension (18 ) VISUAL INSPECTION BY WORKER AVOIDS FALSE CONNECTIONS..

49 B BODY SUPPORTACCESSORIES D RING IS FREE HYDRATION PACK!! Dehydration Drop of objects

50 B BODY SUPPORTHARNESS WELDING APPLICATIONS

51 C CONNECTORS LANYARDS HEAT/ CUT RESISTANT RETRACTABLE ELASTIC LEGS TO AVOID TRIP HAZARDS Drop of Objects TOOL LANYARD! Snap hooks/ Carabineers Must be double acting, auto locking (ANSI), 3600 lbs,

52 C CONNECTORS LANYARDS RESTRAINT LANYARDS Snap hooks/ Carabineers Must be double acting, auto locking (ANSI), 3600 lbs,

53 CONNECTIONS!!

54 COMPATIBLE CONNECTION!! Always smaller hook than the D-ring Compatible Not Compatible (Forced Rollout)

55 C CONNECTORS SRL S all dynamic components including the motor spring and brake system are isolated (environmentally sealed) from foreign elements (ex. grease, moisture, dirt, etc.) RETRIEVAL Snap hooks/ Carabineers Must be double acting, auto locking (ANSI), 3600 lbs,

56 C CONNECTORS Light weight Web line TIE-BACK 3 ft of tie-back webbing ensures that the lifeline can be anchored around most structures. Snap hooks/ Carabineers Must be double acting, auto locking (ANSI), 3600 lbs,

57 C CONNECTORS MAN RIDING OPERATIONS TENSION LIMITER!! NOT A FALL ARREST DEVICE Limits loading on person to approximately 400 lbs. (182 kg) to prevent severe injury when entangled High Visibility line is easy to see should deployment occur of the tension limiter

58 D Descent & Rescue System Rollgliss Descent Systems Vertical & Sloped Applications

59 Rescue System OSHA: employers must provide prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves This includes identifying rescue procedures that address the potential for suspension trauma & how the rescued worker shall be handled to avoid any post rescue injuries.

60 Rescue System ANSI Z359.4 ( EFFECTIVE 2007) New standard Affects: Assisted-rescue and self-rescue systems Subsystems and components. Rescue plan. Equipment used to rescue is just as protective as the fall arrest equipment itself.

61 POST FALL INJURIES SUSPENSION TRAUMA

62 Rescue & Escape Systems Rollgliss Rope Rescue System Rollgliss Rescue Kit Rollgliss Rescue and Escape Device

63 Rescue & Escape Systems Advanced Tank Pod System Advanced 5-Piece Davit Arm & Base (with winch & SRL) Rescue Davit System Other Davit Base Options

64 Danke Schoen Thank You

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