Considerations To Be Made When Working At Height

There are two types of Height Safety Equipment that are often associated with fall arrest: general height safety and falls arrest, and personal fall arrests like lifelines and harnesses.

Fall arrest systems often include a full-body, harnessed harness with connecting devices between harness, anchorage points, and harness.

Training to fall protection and work at peak

Although it is commonly believed that height safety refers to working at heights greater than 2M (6 feet), current regulations say that height safety includes falling from height. 

Before using personal fall arrest components such as harnesses and lanyards, it is important to inspect them for mildew, wear, or any other imperfections.

Fall Restrict

Fall restraint is equipment that prevents falls from happening. Fall restraint is the most commonly used piece of equipment. Fall restraint is a safety device that covers the entire body. It's worn over the clothing and tied to an anchor point using a lanyard. 

This prevents the user from falling onto the edge of the structure. Although these systems are restrictive, unless they have an adjustable version, they can greatly reduce the chance of falling.

In a Fall Protection and Prevention course, you will be taught about how to prevent falls and protect yourself. You will be issued a certificate by the training company. This is important because safety managers need to know how to identify hazards and determine what PPE is needed.