Fall Protection is a very important subject related to workplace Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) requirements as well as personnel safety guidelines issued by OSHA. This is especially true in the rigging and lifting areas of many industries because of the common requirement to work at significant heights.
A typical Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) incorporates three components, often described as the ABCs of fall protection. The anchorage/anchorage connector, body support, and connecting device—when used together— form a complete system for maximum worker protection. But don’t forget the other important components of a comprehensive fall protection program: descent and rescue, education, and fall protection for tools.
DBI Sala fall protection products have been used in almost every industry! They set the standards for oil & gas, mining, construction, utility, and more! Have questions? Just contact our dedicated sales staff and they will be happy to help you determine the correct fall protection product for your needs.
Full Body Harness
When you’re 100 feet off the ground, your harness is more than just your safety connection—it’s everything. Your comfort, confidence, productivity, and versatility on the job are all directly connected to the quality of its design and craftsmanship.
That’s why every 3M™ DBI-SALA® Harness—like ExoFit™ and Delta™—is designed to enhance the quality of your work from every angle. Spring-loaded, stand-up back D-rings that are easier to use. No-Tangle Pads and Revolver™ Torso Adjusters that optimize fit and mobility. The LIFTech™ Load Distribution System that made ExoFit™ STRATA™ the most comfortable, lightest-wearing safety harness we’ve ever created. Whether you work in one industry or many, many of our harnesses can be used on a wide variety of jobs. We are also a supplier of harnesses for specific uses within Construction, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Utilities/Telecommunications and Municipalities, and Wind Energy.
SRL – Self-Retracting Lifelines
Self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) are anchored overhead and extend and retract automatically, letting you comfortably move about at your normal speed within a recommended working area. Tension is always kept on the lifeline, which reduces dragging, snapping and trip falls. Should a fall occur, a speed-sensing brake activates, stopping the fall and reducing the forces imposed on the user to safe levels.
Bishop Lifting offers a wide selection of shock-absorbing lanyards from DBI-Sala. When selecting the right fall protection, let our team connect you with a DBI-SALA® or PROTECTA® shock absorbing lanyard or positioning lanyard. These lanyards are lightweight and durable fall arrest, restraint, or positioning lanyards that are also designed to be easy to use.
Several unique patented hooks ranging from small self-locking and closing snap hooks to large rebar hooks are available to accommodate almost any anchor point. DBI-Sala lanyards are made from the highest quality materials that meet or exceed rigorous safety standards.
Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) Systems
How to choose a horizontal lifeline system: An HLL may appear to be a basic line strung between two anchors, but it is so much more. These systems are used to protect workers operating in the horizontal plane who may not have continuous access to suitable anchorage points, so it’s critical to choose a system that has been precision engineered and rigorously tested to meet OSHA and ANSI requirements. Some other important considerations when selecting a system include:
- Anchorage Structure: The structure your system must attach to, such as an I-beam, rebar stud, concrete column, or roof can dictate the type of specialized system required.
- Portable or Permanent: Temporary jobs require lightweight and easy-to-use portable systems that can be moved from one location to another. If a work area needs to be accessed frequently, a permanent solution may be a better option.
- Clearance Requirements: The distance between the work area and the next level or obstruction is often called “fall clearance,” and this is a critical factor when choosing your system. Anchorage height, type of lifeline, and length are just a couple of factors that will affect the required clearance needed.
- Lifeline Type: Synthetic lines are extremely lightweight and compact, while galvanized or stainless steel options offer enhanced corrosion and abrasion resistance.
- Number of Users: Always consider the number of workers required to get the job done and choose a system that can accommodate those personnel safely.
Fall Protection for Tools – Stop the Drop!
3M™ DBI-SALA® Fall Protection for Tools makes work environments safer and more productive by drastically reducing falling object incidents resulting in personal injury, equipment damage, and tool loss.
Our drop prevention solutions are designed with the craft in mind and are third-party tested in the harshest possible conditions. Contact our staff today to learn more about the comprehensive collection of tool lanyards, tool holsters, attachment points, and other drop-prevention products.
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