This program will provide viewers with detailed safety information related to their personal fall arrest system. Topics include:
Performing work on an elevated surface is inherently dangerous due to the risk of falling. When proper guardrails or other means of fall protection are not installed, a personal fall arrest system is usually required. A personal fall arrest system, consisting of a full body harness, a connecting device, and anchor point, is designed to reduce the amount of force exerted on a worker during a fall and to prevent the falling worker from striking a lower level or hitting the ground below. Various OSHA standards require an employer to ensure that each employee is trained in the proper use of a fall arrest system before he or she uses the equipment.
- The full body harness and connection device
- The anchor point
- Inspection of the fall arrest system's components
- The total fall distance calculation
- Understanding and preventing suspension trauma
- The rescue plan for retrieving fallen workers