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Fall Safety

It's as easy as A,B,C.

Every day on your job, you climb to new heights with two things in mind: getting your work done well and returning home safely to those you love. Our job? Helping you get there. With our two brands, DBI-SALA® and Protecta®, we offer solutions for all your work at height needs.

Do You Know If Your Installation is Safe for Working at Heights?

Working at heights can be defined as work taking place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury: For example, work on roofs, wind turbines, pylon poles, scaffolding, aerial work platforms, roof tops, ladders, building sites, logistical centres or modes of transport... However, you must also include in this definition work carried out at depth or in confined spaces: drains, tunnels, mines, wells, digging work, etc.

Do You Know The Consequences of Falls From Height?

Risk assessment to guarantee workers' safety is vital, especially in work that involves fall risks from different heights. The law obliges all companies to comply with very strict legal requirements in terms of fall protection.

Choosing the right equipment is crucial in order to protect worker safety, especially when working at heights. A typical personal fall arrest system (PFAS) includes three components, usually described as the ABCs of fall protection:

The (A) anchorage/anchorage connector, (B) body support and (C) connecting device - when used together form a complete system for maximum worker protection.

Maximum Worker Protection

A - Anchorage
A - Anchorage
Anchors are used to fasten or connect the fall protection equipment to a particular structure. Anchorage systems may include: anchorage points, anchorage devices and fixed or structural elements.
B - Body Support / Harnesses
B - Body Support / Harnesses
The harness provides a connection point on the worker for the personal fall protection system. In the event of a fall, the harness distributes fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders.
C - Connectors
C - Connectors
Products such as shock absorbing lanyards or self-retracting lifelines with openings to connect a worker's harness to the anchorage.

However, you must not forget the other important components of a comprehensive fall protection programme: (D) descent and rescue, (E) education and (F) fall protection for tools. For more info contact our sales team.

For Expertise in Managing Your Working at Height Needs

Arco Professional Safety Services offer a joined up safety approach, providing a tailored mix of training, consultancy and technical services to address your unique safety challenges. Let us help you manage, transfer and mitigate risk with specialist and tailored end-to-end solutions.

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