GENERAL FALL PROTECTION
- Wear approved fall protection
whenever you are exposed to unprotected heights greater than
4 feet (i.e. platforms without guardrails, rooftops, etc.).
- Before using fall protection
equipment, make sure you have received training.
- Before each use, inspect
all fall protection equipment and anchor points for wear, loose/missing
parts, damage and other deterioration.
- Remove defective components
from service, red-tag them, and send them to your Safety Consultant.
- Make sure your full body
harness is properly sized and fitted with the lanyard attached
to the D-ring at the center of the back.
self-retractable lifelines (SRLs) and rope lifelines against
cuts or abrasion. When wrapping lifelines around structural
members, make sure the lines are protected and a suitable anchorage
point is used.
- Anchorage points should be capable
of supporting at least 5,000 lbs, or supporting two times the
intended load and designed under the supervision of a qualified
- Select anchor points overhead
or as close as possible to where you are working to avoid swing
- Only one employee can be
attached to one anchor point unless otherwise noted.
- Rig fall arrest systems
to prevent free fall in excess of 6 feet.