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Copy of HVAC Fall Protection
Transcript of Copy of HVAC Fall Protection
Things to Avoid.
Typical Fall Protection Scenarios
Pre-Task Hazard Evaluation
What things should you consider while en route to the job?
Any side or edge of floor, roof, or walking surface where there is no wall or guardrail system at least 39 inches
Top 42" +/- 3"
39" or higher
Points of Contact
Pull your tools up after
reaching the top
The use of fall arrest equipment shall be required when associates are working at elevations greater than four (4) feet with an unprotected edge.
When to Use Fall Protection Equipment:
Personal Fall Arrest System
A B Cs
Lanyard or Lifeline
Shown: Tie-back lanyard
Shown: Construction Pro
Shown: Pass Thru Strap
In general, must support 5000 lbs per worker
Tie off point
Universal in Sizes
D-Ring at shoulders and positioning
What types to Use
Personal Fall Arrest System
Scaffolding / Mobile Lifts
Control or Warning Lines
Inspect before daily use
Inspect annually by competent person
Ensure it's appropriate for the task
When working in proximity to edge, parapets must be 39" or higher.
Temporary railing can be used if no parapet or wall.
Work near Edges
PFAS in Use
when 6' or higher
Safe to Work
Unsafe to work
Should we use PFAS?
Service of Heater may require a Rope Grab with clamp anchor when working off a ladder.
Exercise caution and use PFAS when nearing roof edge
What do we see here?
For more information contact your Local EHS Manager
Pipe or Beam Clamp
Scaffolds need to be erected, maintained, and dismantled by TRAINED workers under guidance of a COMPETENT PERSON. They must also be Inspected by the COMPETENT PERSON.
Must have top, mid, and toe boards on working level.
Drop Test Video
Suspension Trauma Straps
All equipment exposed to a fall must be replaced
Work being performed within 15 feet from the edge of a flat roof must have, at minimum, a warning line erected at 15 feet from the edge of work.
Fall arrest equipment shall be worn when working from aerial lifts, forklift work platforms and other similar mobile equipment used to elevate associates.
Associates working in an environment where they are unprotected from a fall to a lower level of greater than 4'-0", SHALL be protected from falling by handrails or personal fall arrest systems; also called PFAS.
For use with body harness side D-Rings on fixed ladder. Not intended for climbing, but rather hands free operation of roof hatches.
Watch Out with Homemade Ladders and Steps
Use the appropriate Ladder for the task
What kinds of ladders are there?
What about capacity types?
Fixed Ladder Fall Protection Solution