Cable Versus Fixed-Track Lifelines: What Is The Difference?

April 18, 2014, 1:44 pm | by Ray Nardo

Horizontal Cable Lifeline Between Two Anchorage PointsFall arrest systems are designed as a safety backup mechanism when a worker must be exposed to a fall hazard in order to accomplish assigned tasks. When the worker needs to be able to move along either a horizontal or vertical plane, lifelines are used to protect the worker. The lifelines can be constructed using either cable or fixed-track. Read more.

Fall Safety Equipment: 3 Ways To Achieve A Return On Investment

March 14, 2014, 3:59 pm | by Ray Nardo

Cost and Benefits of Fall Safety EquipmentWhile a comprehensive or strategic fall prevention or protection plan is certainly admirable, advantageous and the right long-term solution, it’s not always practical to implement all at once. The implementation of a complete solution is often a costly and time-consuming undertaking.

Do you have to implement a comprehensive solution all at once, or piecemeal the installation? Read more.

Fall Protection Versus Fall Prevention: What’s The Difference?

February 27, 2014, 9:00 am | by Ray Nardo

Fall prevention encompasses every kind of equipment and application that is specifically set up to keep a person from falling in the first place. The purpose of prevention equipment is to eliminate or control the possibility of a person moving into a dangerous area. Fall arrest protection, on the other hand, is the backup system for someone who must enter a dangerous area and could lose their balance while working at height. The purpose of protection equipment is to eliminate or minimize injury potential.

Coach Vince Lombardi said, “It’s not whether you fall down. It’s whether you get back up.” We agree with Coach Lombardi that, in life, getting back up is important. However, in the case of elevated work situations, whether you fall in the first place is equally, if not more, important.┬áThere are different mitigation techniques, depending on the hazard.

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