Vertical Lifeline Systems Can Prevent Needless Injuries and Death
Vertical lifeline systems allow workers to safely climb fixed ladders on buildings, TV antenna or radio transmitter towers, windmills, water towers, and similar structures. Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands suffer injuries in falls from ladders, usually after slipping on rungs that are covered with mud, grease, ice, snow, or rain water. For this reason, the types of lifelines discussed here are a fall arrest protection that prevents needless injuries and deaths.
OSHA Guidelines Are Specific About Lifelines and Ladder Cages
OSHA regulations require that all fixed ladders over 24 feet in height have either a lifeline or a ladder cage attached to them. A ladder cage surrounds the ladder with a series of circular safety hoops and prevents workers from falling backwards; however, they are not designed to prevent or arrest vertical falls. If a worker goes straight down without regaining his grip, he may injure himself or other workers below him on the ladder. Therefore, these lifelines are highly recommended for any permanent structural ladder at your workplace.
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FallProof’s design, engineering, installation and certification of custom-engineered, full-turnkey fall arrest solutions meet or exceed OSHA or ANSI standards. We are authorized distributors and installers for the following manufacturers:
- Capital Safety/DBI Sala
- Miller Honeywell Safety Products
- Rigid Lifelines