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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?

All guardrail that is protecting an opening or leading edge must be able to support 200 pounds on the top rail and 150 pounds on the midrail in any direction?