Controlled Descent Devices for Emergency Rescue
Rescue Ladders can be anchored to a structure and dropped down to the victim’s level or provide a means of assisted rescue for victims who are not unconscious. In addition to construction sites, where rescue personnel are not readily available, rescue ladders are also ideal for confined space applications. Mounting the ladder to a davit arm with an accessory plate offers rescue personnel a stable ladder enabling safe access to the space. The simplicity and versatility of rescue ladders make them ideal for almost any application.
- The steps are staggered instead of straight across making climbing fast and easy.
- Ladder rungs are rigid and reinforced, eliminating stress on the knees and feet during climbing.
- Ladder is synthetic and lightweight making transportation and storage fast and easy.
- Available in 8 ft (2.4m) sections. Extra sections can be added to lengthen for specific site requirements.
- Ladder comes complete with three connecting carabiners enabling fast and easy anchorage to structure.
- The optional anchorage plate is ideal for confined space entry systems.
- Applications include: construction, confined space, mine access, rigging, oil and gas, scaffolding, roofing and general industry
Personal Fall Arrest Systems: System performance criteria. In addition to the general requirements in paragraph (c) of this section, the employer must ensure that personal fall arrest systems: 1910.140(d)(1)(i)
- Limit the maximum arresting force on the employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN); 1910.140(d)(1)(ii)
- Bring the employee to a complete stop and limit the maximum deceleration distance the employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.1 m); 1910.140(d)(1)(iii)
- Have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of the employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system; and... 1910.140(d)(1)(iv)
- Sustain the employee within the system/strap configuration without making contact with the employee's neck and chin area. 1910.140(d)(1)(v)
If the personal fall arrest system meets the criteria and protocols in appendix D of this subpart, and is being used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of less than 310 pounds (140 kg), the system is considered to be in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. If the system is used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of 310 pounds (140kg) or more and the employer has appropriately modified the criteria and protocols in appendix D, then the system will be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii). 1910.140(d)(2) The employer must ensure that:
- On any horizontal lifeline that may become a vertical lifeline, the device used to connect to the horizontal lifeline is capable of locking in both directions on the lifeline. 1910.140(d)(2)(ii)
- Personal fall arrest systems are rigged in such a manner that the employee cannot free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m) or contact a lower level. A free fall may be more than 6 feet (1.8 m) provided the employer can demonstrate the manufacturer designed the system to allow a free fall of more than 6 feet and tested the system to ensure a maximum arresting force of 1,800 pounds (8 kN) is not exceeded. 1910.140(d)(3)
- Body belts. Body belts are prohibited as part of a personal fall arrest system.
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