We are dedicated to providing workers with the best possible fall protection equipment so they can be productive and safe while working at dangerous heights. Fall protection consists of many different parts that work together as a whole to keep you safe. We carry all the necessary parts from Miller and Titan. Remember, falling only a few feet can still result in serious injury or death.
Fall-Arrest Systems consist of a full-body harness and the appropriate hardware (lanyard, anchors) that will slow a worker's rate of descent and prevent him from hitting the ground. These personal systems differ from positioning devices such as body belts, which allows workers to work on elevated vertical surfaces, such as walls.
Full-Body Harnesses - the first line of defense in fall protection. Harnesses wrap around your chest, waist a legs so that when a fall occurs, the pressure is evenly distributed.
Energy Absorbing Lanyards - also known as "rip stitch" lanyards, consist of a fabric strap folded back and fourth on itself in a S-shaped zigzag pattern then stitched along the edge. When a fall occurs, the stitching and the webbing unfold like an accordion, which dissipates the energy and absorbs the impact load.
Self-Retracting Lifelines - a deceleration device that consists of a drum-wound strap or wire rope that moves in and out of a case, based on tension posed by movement. When a fall occurs, the lifeline's internal mechanism automatically locks the drum, halts the fall and limits the falling distance traveled to a mere two feet.
Anchorage Points - must be independent of other anchorages, such as those used to support suspended platforms. Anchorage points must be capable of holding at least 5,000 lbs. per person and must be installed under the supervision of a qualified person.
Fall protection equipment must be inspected for wear, damage and deterioration prior to each use to ensure the proper functionality. Fall-arrest systems must be rigged so that a worker cannot fall more than six feet or impact a lower level and must also limit the deceleration distance to 3.5 feet and bring you to a complete stop.
Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers and accounts for a large percentage of accidents and work-related injuries at industrial work sites. Make sure your company has the proper fall protection plans in place.