If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to say fun things and another is fall protection we've got just the thing for you.
If you work in the growing wind energy industry we've got gear for you.
If you're working on a rooftop with parapet walls and need to avoid penetration of the decking, you've got some options regarding fall protection.
If you are looking to cover a large area of work and find connecting and re-connecting to your anchor points to be tedious, you should get horizontal - use a Horizontal Lifeline System. HLLs offer simple complete protection for big jobs at heights.
Depending on the job you're doing and how often you're doing it you probably need a basic harness. If you've got to wear fall protection all day it can be a real pain in the ...
A few weeks ago I told the story of my gutter cleaning needs. One of the things I mentioned was needing anchors for my three-peak, two-story home. You have a choice in how you tie-off for home rooftop work and I recommend making a long-term commitment.
Depending on the length of the system, typical Horizontal Lifeline Systems or HLL's can be a pain to set up. It takes at least 2 people to set up to make sure there are no twists or tangles. Taking it down is no easy chore either. Trying to make it wrap in a neat circle. Making sure you get it compact enough for easier storage. Undoing cable clamps and or trying to get it to release tension. There's gotta be an easier way.
Two years and a half ago when I bought my house, I couldn't have been more excited about the mature walnut trees on the property. Now three autumns later I'm happy I have access to the gear I do.
Falls often occur on roofs because of trip hazards. Whether it is a loose shingle that has not been nailed down, a hammer someone set down, or the bag the shingles came in blowing around the roof. The hazards are everywhere, and we haven't even mentioned your fall protection.
Recently we received a question asking about a harness designed for acidic environments. Here's what we found out.