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Mobile Fall Protection Systems

Excluding passive forms of fall protection like our rooftop guardrail system, every fall arrest system includes four basic components: Anchorage, Body harness, Connecting device, and a means of Descent/rescue. Many safety equipment manufacturers refer to these components as the ABCD’s of fall protection.  The concept is simple to remember, but what happens when you are working on equipment outside?  Better yet, how do you account for proper anchorage while working inside if the location of your designated maintenance area constant changes?  As a best practice, we recommend positioning the anchor point as high overhead over head as possible to reduce the chances ground impact before the fall arrest system engages.  That said, how do you utilize an overhead anchor point outside while working on an airplane, a truck, or a large piece of earth moving equipment just to name a few?  Vacuum based single point anchors are an option in some scenarios, but again, the goal is to place the anchor point overhead rather than at foot level.

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Transportable Fall Protection for Mobile Applications

Diversified Fall Protection, an industry leader of engineered fall protection solutions, guardrail, and fall protection training and equipment re-certification services, announces the introduction of Trans-Portable Fall Protection (TFP) Systems. The transportable fall protection equipment represents a significant broadening of DFP’s product line historically focused on permanently installed engineered systems to prevent workplace falls. The new TFP line of mobile solutions is available beginning July 2013 following its premiere at the annual ASSE Safety 2013 Exposition. With this launch, Diversified Fall Protection now offers a complete line of both pre-engineered and custom-designed fall protection options. Transportable fall protection is ideal for applications requiring a mobile solution due to location, lack of overhead structure for permanent system mounting, or the need for multiple location use throughout a facility.

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Did You Know?

It is the responsibility of the employer to provide proper fall protection to all workers who are exposed to fall hazards?