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Many of the tasks you perform require you to work at heights or in difficult locations. It is not always practical to work from fixed platforms, scaffolding or elevating work platforms.
The risk of falling and suffering a severe injury while performing these tasks is high. It is a requirement for any job that requires you to work at heights, that you use the appropriate fall arresting system and devices. LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this talk you will understand:
• what is meant by fall arresting equipment;
• situations that could cause a fall;
• how to select the appropriate equipment;
• how to inspect fall arrest equipment;
• how to maintain fall arrest equipment; and
• how to fit and wear fall arrest equipment.
There are many different brands and styles of fall arresters in use and it is not possible to cover all of them today. We will be focusing on the most common types.
Before we discuss the selection of equipment, we need to understand what we mean by fall arrest equipment and devices.