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Fall Protection System Inspection and Recertification

News regarding stepped up enforcement, and higher OSHA penalties have more folks thinking about fall protection.  Employers are doing a better job providing fall protection systems for their employees, but a system’s presence is no guarantee of safety.  Corroded, worn, or loose components can cause a potentially catastrophic system failure.  What’s more, the use of improper components during the design phase or connecting the system to inadequate structure can lead to the same.  For all of these reasons, OSHA regulations and ANSI standards recommend annual system inspections performed by a qualified individual.

Most of our recertification work focuses on our systems, but we also field requests to recertify systems designed and installed by other vendors.  We can inspect and recertify these systems, but the process requires some additional steps you may not have considered. 

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Did You Know?

A Horizontal Lifeline System must be engineered for two times the applied load in the event of a fall?