Principals of Fall Protection
There are 3 main principles to consider when planning for working at height.
Consider all reasonable alternatives for the work not to be performed at height if practical or possible.
If the work must be performed at height deploy the appropriate preventative measures and work restraint systems.
In circumstances where the risk of falling cannot be prevented, consider the use of netting or other soft landing equipment together with a suitably developed work positioning and/or fall arrest system using the appropriate fall protection equipment.
Did you Know
Where Portwest Fall Protection products are unused and stored in a clean, dry environment they have a potential lifetime of:
• TEXTILE PPE = 10 YEARS
• METALLIC PPE = LIMITLESS
Once used, equipment should be inspected by the user before each use, and a mandatory annual inspection conducted by a trained and competent person.