Beau Knows: Personal Fall Arrest Systems

August 22nd, 2016 -

Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. In 2014, 359 out of 899 total work place deaths were from falls.

Know the ABC’s of fall protection

OSHA has mandated that when workers are six feet or more off the ground they must be provided with fall protection equipment such as personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) by the employer. A personal fall arrest system (PFAS) is an active means of protecting workers because they include an anchor, body harness, and a connector such as a shock-absorbing fall arrest lanyard or self-retracting lanyard.

Always provide workers with the kind of equipment they need to get the job done safely.

PFAS are not a “one size fits all”. Every fall protection scenario is different, so it is absolutely crucial that you have a knowledgeable resource who is OSHA Fall Protection trained and can look at your unique application and provide the best solution that fit your needs.

Falls can be prevented when workers understand proper set-up and safe use of equipment.

Employers must train workers in hazard recognition and in the care and safe use of fall protection systems. Remember, tie off to the anchor, make sure your PFAS fits, and regularly inspect all fall protection equipment to ensure it's still in good condition and safe to use.

We at Kenco Toyota-Lift firmly believe that by implementing good housekeeping rules, choosing the correct personal fall arrest equipment, and having fall protection safety training, falls can be prevented and lives can be saved.

We honored to have partnered with Gorbel and are proud to offer their top of the line Tether Track Fall Protection Systems©. These systems provide a reliable and cost-effective solution for reducing the risk of injury in elevated work environments. They can also be tailored to various configurations, including multiple track profiles and support center distances so now fall protection can easily be customized to fit any budget.

Let’s make safety a priority!

Have questions, or concerns about Personal Fall Arrest Systems? Need fall protection safety training? Call Beau Gilliland @ 423-486-8382 or email him at Beau.Gilliland@Kencogroup.com.