Warehousing and Conveyor

Fall Protection Systems for Warehouses and Conveyors

The conveyor systems found in warehouse settings are vital to move goods and materials through your facility in an efficient manner, but they may be prone to clogging or require periodic maintenance.  Warehouse conveyors are often elevated, and as such fall protection is required to provide safe access.  Ensuring warehouse safety and OSHA compliance requires the implementation of a comprehensive fall prevention strategy, which includes the proper mix of fall protection equipment, personnel training, and partnering with a fall protection company that appreciates the unique nature of your warehouse conveyors access points and potential fall hazards.  Most conveyor systems consist of a series of curves and bends as well as changes in elevation, which makes for challenges during the design and installation phase of a fall protection system.  Fortunately, our years of experience lend us well-suited to solve even the most vexing conveyor fall protection issues.

Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor
Warehousing and Conveyor

Remember, OSHA regulations require fall protection for all employees performing tasks at heights of four feet or more–and a fall from this height can having catastrophic or fatal consequences.  Falls are the leading cause of occupational injuries and deaths each year.  Protect your employees and business with an engineered fall protection system from Diversified Fall Protection.

We are a complete turnkey provider of warehousing and conveyor fall protection systems and have years of design and installation experience in these market sectors.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection requirements.

Design Considerations

Warehousing and Conveyor Fall Protection Design Considerations
Warehouses present a number of fall protection challenges, many of which relate to the specific configuration of your conveyor system.  Conveyors seldom follow a straight path so care must be taken to design a fall protection cable system that accounts for the curves, bends, spirals, and elevation changes that are unique to your conveyor line.  If a worker falls while suspended from a cable style fall protection system, safety dictates a design that will not permit their momentum to propel them to the end, allowing them to collide with support structure at the end of the line.  Fall arrest systems used in refrigerated or freezer warehousing applications must also allow personnel to perform tasks in a quick and efficient manner to limit exposure to cold.

Diversified Fall Protection’s understanding of both the unique nature your industry and your facility’s access points and related fall hazards combined with our turnkey approach to OSHA compliant fall protection system will keep your warehouses and conveyor systems operational and your maintenance personnel safe.

OSHA Regulations

  • Horizontal Lifelines
    • 1926.502(d)(8)
      Horizontal lifelines shall be designed, installed, and used, under the supervision of a qualified person, as part of a complete personal fall arrest system, which maintains a safety factor of at least two.
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)(16)
      Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(ii)
      limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iii)
      be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iv)
      bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(v)
      have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

Did You Know?

Using chain to guard any loading docks does not meet the OSHA regulation of a rail to be able to withstand a force of 200 pounds in any direction?