Height Safety Equipment

The Working at Height
Regulations 2005

Main points:

  • Working at height, no longer means above 2 metres before PPE is required.
  • The current regulations state "Where a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”.

Make sure you have done the following:

  • Method Statement
  • Risk Assessment
  • Have a rescue plan in place.  Do NOT rely on the Emergency Services.
  • Train people in the use of Fall Protection Equipment
  • Inspect Fall Protection Equipment (keep records)

Fall
Factors

Calculating the potential fall distance

When using a shock absorbing lanyard, it is important to understand how to calculate the potential fall distance to avoid contact with lower level.  The calculation below gives the minium fall distance betwwen the anchorage point of the lanyard and the lower level.

This is calculated by allowing for:

  • Twice the length of the lanyard (to allow for the length of the lanyard and the height of the worker.
  • +1.75m deceleration distance to allow for elongation of the shock absorber and any give in the lanyard.
  • +1m safety margin.
  • TOTAL = 6.75m clearance required using a 2m lanyard.

HT22 Muliple Use Harness

Complying to EN 361 Standards

HT34 Muliple Use Harness

Complying to EN 361 Standards

HT Electra Harness

Complying to EN 358 & EN361 Standards

HT22 Muliple Use Harness

Dorsal and sternal fastening points
5 Adjustment points
Sub-pelvic strap

HT34 Muliple Use Harness

Dorsal and sternal fastening points
5 Adjustment points
Sub-pelvic strap
Dorsal and sternal fastening points
Lateral support fastening point, 2 large forged buckles
Semi floating belt allowing rotation of ± 110 degrees
6 adjustment points
3 automatic buckles
Padded belt and shoulder straps

Comfort
Strap

The Comfort Strap is a portable, lightweight accessory which fits onto any harness and can be deployed in the event of a fall.

Consisting of straps complete with a foot loop for the user to stand in whilst suspended from a fall, preventing the harness cutting into the thighs and restricting blood flow which can cause a series of complications.

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