As an employer, you work hard to protect each of your employees while they’re on the job. However, there are many situations in which they may need to take risks in order to perform their duties. These include installing overhead cranes, servicing ceiling-mounted equipment or inspecting such systems. This often means they’re working in spaces that are difficult to maneuver or feature uneven footing. When your employees work at high elevations, they need to know you’ve taken all possible measures to keep them safe. Enhance your job site’s safety and increase its productivity with American Equipment’s overhead crane fall protection systems.
At American Equipment, we have over 50 years of experience manufacturing the products our clients need. Trust our experience and expertise to make your workplace safer. We work for clients like Rio Tinto and the Department of the Navy; however large or small your company, we’re qualified to find something that works for you, too.
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A fall arrest system can protect you from injury in the event of a fall. This type of crane fall protection consists of a harness that is attached to an overhead anchor point via a self-retracting lanyard. These types of systems can be either anchored to a single spot on the crane or anchored to a railing to allow the worker to move relatively freely across the length of the crane or gantry. This ensures that if a worker wearing the harness loses his or her balance while working from an elevated position, he or she will be stopped and suspended in midair rather than falling the entire way to the floor. Not only can a fall arrest system prevent you from colliding with the ground and other obstacles, it will also minimize the impact of the fall on your body.
Fall arrest systems are a low-cost method of protecting workers and ensuring there safety. Having a system in place to protect from a fall allows your projects to reach greater heights without overhead crane safety concerns.
Although fall arrest equipment is a crucial component of keeping workers safe, it cannot and should not be the only technique employed. In addition to the use of fall arrest devices such as these harness systems, employers and employees must supplement them with best practices aimed at improving safety and preventing accidental falls. These typically include: