Let Your Workplace Safety Reach New Heights by Bringing Your Ladder Systems Up OSHA Standards
Ladder-based accidents can take place when workers lose their footing while carrying equipment up ladders, especially in scenarios with outdated ladder systems that don't adhere to modern OSHA standards. The majority of these accidents can be avoided with the installation of vertical lifelines and/or self-closing gates.
One of the challenges with ladder fall arrest systems is determining if the ladder can support the loads of a personal fall arrest system. Many ladders were not designed with the intention of being able to take the loads and forces that occur during a fall. This is one of the paramount reasons having an experienced Fall Protection Engineer inspect your ladder system prior to installation is so important.
In addition to Vertical Lifelines, Self-Closing Gates installed at the top of the ladder foster a safe work environment by automatically closing, securing the area from a fall. These gates prevent workers from falling down without requiring them to manually close the access point making them ideal in situations where a worker is carrying tools or equipment.
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FLS Fall Protection Specialists are ready to work with you to develop a solution for your facility's ladders. Contact a Fall Protection Specialist now.