While most people select a harness and lanyard combination easily enough, finding the right fall arrest anchor point requires more thought – especially if there are no permanent anchors installed or certified. That’s why we’ve created the following Fall Arrest Anchors Quiz – to help you heighten your awareness of the hazards, risk factors and safety first principles of choosing the right fall arrest anchor
Every scaffolder knows the importance of having the right safety set-up for the job. And with falls from height accounting for 30% of construction industry fatalities in Australia, that set-up must include having the right safety harness and lanyard combination.
A fall arrest device is a self locking device that functions to arrest a person’s fall. There are three distinct categories of fall arrest devices. They are the Type 1, the Type 2 and the Type 3 and have very different functions. Fall arrest devices must meet the requirements of AS/NZS 1891.3. As most manufacturing […]
UPDATE – Height Dynamics free online fall clearance calculator lets you work out fall clearance in different situations. It’s highly intuitive — just plug in your numbers and go! Makes calculating fall clearance simple. Fall clearance is the distance needed to safely arrest a fall from height. Fall clearance must be calculated when writing a […]
Enough is Enough! Say No to Dangerous Anchors Another set of examples of dangerous fall arrest anchors tagged safe for use…!!! Does someone have to die before the Height Safety Industry is taken to task for allowing anchors like these to be certified? Height safety systems, such as these examples, have the potential to cause […]