Height Safety – Vertical Line System
Have a CAGED Ladder? Is it 75 degrees or more from the horizontal???
Work on telecom tower with a Caged Ladder?
Accessing a building roof top that has a Caged Ladder?
Access Plant and Equipment through a Caged Ladder?
If So, Then YOU NEED TO KNOW….
As part of the workplace harmonisation laws, The New NSW Managing Risks Falls in Workplaces Code of Practice, Para 7.2 States:
“Ladder cages in fixed ladders do not stop a fall but simply funnel a fall and, in some cases, more injuries can occur from striking the protective backguards on the way down. The cages may also hinder rescues. Therefore, fixed ladders with angles exceeding 75 degrees to the horizontal should be fitted with a permanent or temporary fall-arrest system (anchorage lines or rails).”
The issue with having a Cage AND a Vertical Line System is that carrying out a rescue in a cage ladder at the best of times is difficult let alone on an unconscious patient.
RIGCOM Access’s recommendation is for the removal of the cage and installation of a Vertical Line System to comply with the new Code of Practice. Even better would be to have a ladder at 75º requiring no line or cage.
Fall Protection is to be taken very seriously, especially for workers that will be using ladders to access areas to carry out work.
Examples of where Vertical Line Systems approved and installed by RIGCOM Access can be used:
- Telecommunication Ladders
- Access Ladders onto Buildings
- Wind Turbine Access Ladders
- Facility Access Ladders
What Others Say:
“As workplace safety is the number one priority of BAE Systems Australia, we engaged the services of RIGCOM Access to install a fall safety system in our Sydney based maintenance facility. RIGCOM Access were able to professionally tailor a fall safety system to protect our employees whilst working at heights, including on-site training and ongoing product support. We would like to recommend RIGCOM Access to any other safety focused company who requires excellent professional service and quality products.” Tim, BAE Systems
Height Safety Audit
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