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(+) A. ANCHOR POINT / STRUCTURAL ANCHOR FACILITY

Anchor points or structural anchor facilities have to meet the strength requirements related to EN-795(2012).
Static strength test: 12 kN. Keep in mind that a safety factor of 2 is a normal minimal requirement. Manufacturers have all kinds of requirements, varying from 12 kN to 25 kN and incidentally even more.
We advise to use 24 kN as a basic guiding idea for discussing and analyzing strength requirements (= minimal breaking strength). From there you may apply them to specific cases.
This can have consequences for the choice of anchor systems and also the choice of ppe. For more guidance, please contact us.
REMARK SPECIFIC FOR THIS CASE:
ALTHOUGH THE 24 KN REMAINS THE GUIDING IDEA, WE CANNOT EXPECT THE SCAFFOLD TUBING TO HOLD AN IMPACT LOAD OF A FALL WITHOUT DEFORMING SERIOUSLY.

(+) B. BODY SUPPORT

Harness:
Basic requirement for any harness is conformity to EN-361.
If you need to do work positioning additional conformity to EN-358 is needed.
Suspension work implies harness conformity to EN-813.
REMARK SPECIFIC FOR THIS CASE:
WE RECOMMEND TO CHOOSE A HARNESS WITH SHOULDER PADDING. THESE PROTECT YOUR SHOULDERS AGAINST THE WEIGHT OF SCAFFOLD TUBES. A BASIC HARNESS (EN-361) IS SUFFICIENT.

(+) C. CONNECTOR

Connecting devices:
Lanyards, fall arrest blocks, karabiners, please see the various products you can choose.

(+) D. DESCENT or rescue

Rescue of a fallen person: Basic principle is that a rescue must be done within 15 minutes after a fall. The capacity to perform rescue after a fall is a basic legal responsibility.

(+) E. EDUCATION

Instruction / training. These are basic legal responsibilities.
We can train and instruct you wherever you need it: at one of our training centers, or at your location, or wherever worldwide. Please contact us.

(+) F. FACTS

How to make sure that your safety measures are up to date: Records and documents must be stored adequately, with regard to legal responsibilities and product liability of the manufacturers / suppliers.
Periodical inspection: Anything related to personal fall protection has to be inspected at least 1 x every twelve months.

 

 
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