Fall Safety

Learn How to Use the ASAP Mobile Fall Arresters

Installed on a safety rope, mobile fall arresters follow the user automatically as they move, whether on an inclined or vertical surface. In the event of a shock load or sudden acceleration, they lock onto the rope and stop the fall. For years, the ASAP and ASAP LOCK models have set the standard for those …

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Securing the PETZL MAESTRO with an ASAP for training.

In certain training or educational situations, a system may be installed to mitigate excessive descent speed or loss of control. Remember: any excessive pull on the MAESTRO’s handle can cause a loss of control. To secure the rope against possible loss of control, attach an ASAP with ASAP’SORBER AXESS or ABSORBICA L57 energy absorber to …

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ANSI Z459.1 ROPE ACCESS AND TWO CONNECTIONS TO A SINGLE POINT

The following is from Loui McCurley/PMI Rope One of the  MYTHS being generated about the new ANSI Z459.1 standard that was recently published as part of the ANSI Z359 Fall Protection Code is that this standard has introduced a prohibition on attaching TWO DESCENDERS to a SINGLE CONNECTION POINT on your harness. Before addressing that …

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AERIAL WORK PLATFORMS: ANOTHER WAY TO WORK AT HEIGHT

Highlighting the vast expanse of elevated working platforms! On many worksites, getting the job done comes down to accessing the inaccessible. This can be done using rope techniques, but it is also sometimes possible using an aerial work platform. Today, we’ll discover more about Loc’Nacelle, a French company based in Péronas. They’ve specialized in this …

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Choice of Petzl lanyard and carabiner for a fall arrest lanyard

Choice of lanyard end carabiner for a fall arrest lanyard       Key issues and risks The fall arrest lanyard is not under tension, but must stop a fall at any time: the connectors must be secure and kept well-positioned. The carabiner be easily attachable to various anchors, sometimes of large diameter, so its …

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“Solo” climbing with a fixed belay rope

General principles for solo climbing with a fixed belay rope WARNINGS Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques. It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information Mastering these techniques requires training. Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own. …

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Progression with a taut rope using a TIBLOC

Progression with a taut rope using a TIBLOC WARNINGS Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques. It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information Mastering these techniques requires training. Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own. Progression with …

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