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Vertical Lifeline Systems For Fixed Ladder Climbing Applications

Fixed ladder systems are common features on cell phone towers, oil platforms, storage silos, water towers, and wind turbines just to name a few.  Each of these applications requires climbing a fixed ladder to perform maintenance, inspection, and repair activities, but workers climbing permanently fixed ladder systems often have a a false sense of security.  This post discusses fall protection options for ladder climbing applications and explores the pros and cons of common vertical fall arrest solutions.

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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?