FALL RESTRAINT

Fall restraint is the use of a work-positioning system to prevent workers from falling from the position in which they are working or a travel-restriction system to prevent workers from traveling to an edge from which they may fall.

 Rig positioning devices so that an employee cannot free fall more than 2 feet.

  1. Make sure positioning device systems are inspected prior to each use for wear, damage, and other deterioration. Remove defective components from service.
  2. Make sure anchorage points for positioning device systems are capable of supporting two times the intended load or 3,000 pounds.