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Revision 1 January 2012 Personal Fall Protection Systems - Toolbox Talk
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Revision 1 January 2012 Personal Fall Protection Systems - Toolbox Talk
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Course Aim To enhance employee safety in the workplace by the correct use of Personal
Course Aim To enhance employee safety in the workplace by the correct use of Personal
Course Aim
Course Aim

To enhance employee safety in the workplace by the correct use of

Personal Height Safety Equipment.

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Course Outline  The need for training  Introduction to working at height health and
Course Outline  The need for training  Introduction to working at height health and
Course Outline
Course Outline

The need for training

Introduction to working at height health and safety requirements

ABCs of Fall Protection

Pre-use checks Fitting your harness

Emergency considerations

Using the applicable system correctly

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Why Do We Need Training?? FACT: WORKING AT HEIGHT IS DANGEROUS  Training enhances our
Why Do We Need Training?? FACT: WORKING AT HEIGHT IS DANGEROUS  Training enhances our
Why Do We Need Training??
Why Do We Need Training??
FACT: WORKING AT HEIGHT IS DANGEROUS
FACT: WORKING AT HEIGHT
IS DANGEROUS

Training enhances our safety awareness. It teaches us to work more safely and with confidence. It reduces risks to ourselves and others, ultimately preventing accidents.

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Training……. Is a legal requirement…  Instruction and training must be given in a form,
Training……. Is a legal requirement…  Instruction and training must be given in a form,
Training…….
Training…….

Is a legal requirement…

Instruction and training must be given in a form, manner and language that would be reasonably likely to be understood by those receiving it.

Training must be adapted to changed circumstances or new risks and should be repeated periodically.

Training must be provided to employees on:

Recruitment In the event of transfer or change of task

When new work equipment, systems of work or new technology is

introduced

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Legal Duties…. Employers responsibilities….  Ensuring the safety, health and welfare of people at work.
Legal Duties…. Employers responsibilities….  Ensuring the safety, health and welfare of people at work.
Legal Duties….
Legal Duties….

Employers responsibilities….

Ensuring the safety, health and welfare of people at work.

Prevent exposure to physical agents, noise and vibration etc

Providing and maintaining welfare facilities for employees

Providing appropriate protective equipment and clothing to the employees

Carrying out internal hazard audits

Ensuring that reportable accidents and dangerous occurrences are reported to the HSA.

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Legal Duties…. Employees responsibilities….  Comply with relevant laws and protect their own safety and
Legal Duties…. Employees responsibilities….  Comply with relevant laws and protect their own safety and
Legal Duties….
Legal Duties….

Employees responsibilities….

Comply with relevant laws and protect their own safety and health

Ensure that they are not under the influence of any intoxicant

Cooperate with Skyway with regard to safety, health and welfare at work

Participate in safety and health training offered by Skyway

Not carry out any work that they are not trained to do.

Play an active role in Health and Safety and are encouraged to make suggestions or raise concerns on any relevant issues.

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Personal Fall Protection Systems
Personal Fall Protection Systems
Anchor Bodywear
Anchor
Bodywear
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Connecting
device
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Personal Fall Arrest Systems A nchors: EN795a-e  10kN for fall arrest use *see further
Personal Fall Arrest Systems A nchors: EN795a-e  10kN for fall arrest use *see further
Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Anchors: EN795a-e

10kN for fall arrest use

*see further slides for details

 10kN for fall arrest use *see further slides for details Choked webbing sling wrapped around

Choked webbing sling wrapped around scaffold tube

Anchor Points  Temporary anchors are ideal in certain environments  The user attaches them
Anchor Points  Temporary anchors are ideal in certain environments  The user attaches them
Anchor Points  Temporary anchors are ideal in certain environments  The user attaches them
Anchor Points
Anchor Points
Anchor Points  Temporary anchors are ideal in certain environments  The user attaches them to
Anchor Points  Temporary anchors are ideal in certain environments  The user attaches them to

Temporary anchors are ideal

in certain environments

The user attaches them to the structure, prior to use, and removes them when finished

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Anchor Points  The anchor point height can be critical to the correct operation of
Anchor Points  The anchor point height can be critical to the correct operation of
Anchor Points
Anchor Points

The anchor point height can be critical to the correct operation of some fall arrest equipment.

Retractable fall arrest devices should be connected

above shoulder height Lanyards should ideally be connected above shoulder height but not essential for correct operation

If you have any doubt about the anchor point…

DO NOT USE IT!!!

Personal Fall Arrest Systems B odywear: Full Body Harness  Holds the body as a
Personal Fall Arrest Systems B odywear: Full Body Harness  Holds the body as a
Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Bodywear: Full Body Harness

Holds the body as a fall stops (arrests)

Distributes fall forces

Suspends worker ‘head up’ (post fall)

Ergonomics comfort in-use

Maximum working weight 140kg

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Personal Fall Arrest Systems C onnecting Devices:  Your ‘life - line’ or umbilical cord
Personal Fall Arrest Systems C onnecting Devices:  Your ‘life - line’ or umbilical cord
Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Personal Fall Arrest Systems C onnecting Devices:  Your ‘life - line’ or umbilical cord 

Connecting Devices:

Your ‘life-line’ or umbilical cord

Connects harness to the anchor point

Impact force < 6kN

Can be:

to the anchor point  Impact force < 6kN  Can be:  Retractables: Personal Fall

Retractables: Personal Fall Limiters (PFLs) / Self Retracting Lifelines

(SRLs)

Lanyards: wire, rope, webbing

Grabs: rope and cable - manual & trailing

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PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods  PFPE must be examined:  Pre-use by YOU
PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods  PFPE must be examined:  Pre-use by YOU
PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods
PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods

PFPE must be examined:

Pre-use by YOU

By a competent person

Recommended Competent person minimum examination schedule (Eqpt in regular use):

Harnesses - 6 monthly

Lanyards - 6 monthly

Other equipment - 6 monthly

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PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods  Inspect webbing visually for: Cuts Abrasions Burns. Either
PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods  Inspect webbing visually for: Cuts Abrasions Burns. Either
PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods
PFPE User Inspection – Soft Goods

Inspect webbing visually for:

CutsInspection – Soft Goods  Inspect webbing visually for: Abrasions Burns. Either from a heat source

Abrasions– Soft Goods  Inspect webbing visually for: Cuts Burns. Either from a heat source or

Burns. Either from a heat source or from contact with corrosive chemicals or materialsSoft Goods  Inspect webbing visually for: Cuts Abrasions Broken stitching Pronounced edge cut – remove

source or from contact with corrosive chemicals or materials Broken stitching Pronounced edge cut – remove

Broken stitching

with corrosive chemicals or materials Broken stitching Pronounced edge cut – remove from use! The strength
Pronounced edge cut – remove from use! The strength of a harness can be reduced
Pronounced edge cut – remove
from use!
The strength of a harness can
be reduced by up to 40% with
a 4mm cut!!!
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be reduced by up to 40% with a 4mm cut!!! www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com – 046 9241771
PFPE User Inspection The activated warning flag shows the Manyard has been involved in a
PFPE User Inspection The activated warning flag shows the Manyard has been involved in a
PFPE User Inspection
PFPE User Inspection

The activated

warning flag shows the Manyard has

been involved

in a fall

warning flag shows the Manyard has been involved in a fall Integrated shock- absorbing material Heavy-duty
warning flag shows the Manyard has been involved in a fall Integrated shock- absorbing material Heavy-duty
warning flag shows the Manyard has been involved in a fall Integrated shock- absorbing material Heavy-duty
warning flag shows the Manyard has been involved in a fall Integrated shock- absorbing material Heavy-duty

Integrated shock- absorbing material

Heavy-duty outer sheathing acts as a back-up lanyard

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PFPE User Inspection This rope grab has been severely damaged by abuse and paint. It
PFPE User Inspection This rope grab has been severely damaged by abuse and paint. It
PFPE User Inspection
PFPE User Inspection
PFPE User Inspection This rope grab has been severely damaged by abuse and paint. It is

This rope grab has

been severely damaged by abuse and paint.

It is equally important to inspect your metal fall protection products.

Inspect for signs of:

Damage Corrosion Excessive wear Correct function Inspect mechanical devices (Rope grabs etc) for:

Correct operation Loose components

grabs etc) for:  Correct operation  Loose components Over-loaded steel karabiner. www.skyway.ie /

Over-loaded steel karabiner.

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Fitting Your Harness Step 1 Hold harness by back D-ring. Shake harness to allow all
Fitting Your Harness Step 1 Hold harness by back D-ring. Shake harness to allow all
Fitting Your Harness Step 1
Fitting Your Harness
Step 1
Fitting Your Harness Step 1 Hold harness by back D-ring. Shake harness to allow all straps

Hold harness by back D-ring. Shake harness to allow all straps to fall in place.

The dorsal attachment is the easiest point on a full body harness to identify.

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Fitting Your Harness Step 2 If chest, leg and/or waist straps are buckled, release straps
Fitting Your Harness Step 2 If chest, leg and/or waist straps are buckled, release straps
Fitting Your Harness Step 2
Fitting Your Harness
Step 2
Fitting Your Harness Step 2 If chest, leg and/or waist straps are buckled, release straps and

If chest, leg and/or waist straps are buckled, release straps and unbuckle at this time.

This will ensure the harness is correctly adjusted to you, the individual user.

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Fitting Your Harness Step 3 Slip straps over shoulders so the D-ring is located in
Fitting Your Harness Step 3 Slip straps over shoulders so the D-ring is located in
Fitting Your Harness Step 3
Fitting Your Harness
Step 3
Fitting Your Harness Step 3 Slip straps over shoulders so the D-ring is located in the

Slip straps over shoulders so the D-ring is located in the middle of the back between the shoulder blades.

You will hang awkwardly if the dorsal ‘D’ is badly

positioned.

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Fitting Your Harness Step 4 Pull leg strap between legs and connect to opposite end.
Fitting Your Harness Step 4 Pull leg strap between legs and connect to opposite end.
Fitting Your Harness Step 4
Fitting Your Harness
Step 4
Fitting Your Harness Step 4 Pull leg strap between legs and connect to opposite end. Repeat

Pull leg strap between legs and connect to opposite end. Repeat with second leg strap. If belted harness, connect waist strap after leg straps.

Correctly tensioned leg loops ensures the harness does not ‘sag’ when loaded.

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Harnesses  Fasten the buckles and tighten the straps . The harness should not be
Harnesses  Fasten the buckles and tighten the straps . The harness should not be
Harnesses
Harnesses
Harnesses  Fasten the buckles and tighten the straps . The harness should not be restrictive,

Fasten the

buckles and tighten

the straps.

Harnesses  Fasten the buckles and tighten the straps . The harness should not be restrictive,
Harnesses  Fasten the buckles and tighten the straps . The harness should not be restrictive,

The harness

should not be

restrictive, but you should know you are wearing it.

Attach the intermediate connection to an upper

attachment

point if it incorporates an energy

absorber or

is a fall arrest block.

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Using a Skyway Cable System Before using, check the system is in date and tensioned
Using a Skyway Cable System Before using, check the system is in date and tensioned
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System Before using, check the system is in date and tensioned correctly

Before using, check the system is in date and tensioned correctly with the spinning indicator disk System should be certified and labelled DO NOT use system if system is not certified

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Using a Skyway Cable System Connecting to the system is very simple but secure in
Using a Skyway Cable System Connecting to the system is very simple but secure in
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System Connecting to the system is very simple but secure in operation

Connecting to the system is very simple but secure in operation Once connected, the catcher has a smooth and efficient travelling action over intermediate or corner connections

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Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Open the Cable
Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Open the Cable
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Open the Cable Shuttle

Steps for connecting onto the cable system

Open the Cable Shuttle as shown on the above picture

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Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Attach the Cable
Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Attach the Cable
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Attach the Cable Shuttle

Steps for connecting onto the cable system

Attach the Cable Shuttle as shown on the above picture

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Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Connect the recommended
Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Connect the recommended
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System Steps for connecting onto the cable system Connect the recommended lanyard

Steps for connecting onto the cable system

Connect the recommended lanyard onto the Shuttle

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Using a Skyway Cable System The Cable Shuttle passes freely over the intermediate and corner
Using a Skyway Cable System The Cable Shuttle passes freely over the intermediate and corner
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System
Using a Skyway Cable System The Cable Shuttle passes freely over the intermediate and corner brackets

The Cable Shuttle passes freely over the intermediate

and corner brackets as shown.

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the intermediate and corner brackets as shown. www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com – 046 9241771 (ROI) / 0800
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder should be in the closed position as
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder should be in the closed position as
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder should be in the closed position as shown

The Pivotloc Ladder should be in the closed position as shown above

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Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The pin at the back of the ladder is pulled
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The pin at the back of the ladder is pulled
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The pin at the back of the ladder is pulled and

The pin at the back of the ladder is pulled and the ladder is opened as shown

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Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the ladder as
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the ladder as
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the ladder as shown
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the ladder as shown
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the ladder as shown

The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the ladder as shown

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Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the front point
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the front point
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the front point attachment

The Pivotloc Ladder Shuttle is attached to the front point attachment harness

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Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder As the user climbs the ladder the Pivotloc Shuttle follows
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder As the user climbs the ladder the Pivotloc Shuttle follows
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder As the user climbs the ladder the Pivotloc Shuttle follows the

As the user climbs the ladder the Pivotloc Shuttle

follows the user up the ladder

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Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc ladder prevents the user from falling. www.skyway.ie /
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc ladder prevents the user from falling. www.skyway.ie /
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder
Using a Skyway Pivotloc Ladder The Pivotloc ladder prevents the user from falling. www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com

The Pivotloc ladder prevents the user from falling.

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Pivotloc ladder prevents the user from falling. www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com – 046 9241771 (ROI) / 0800
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway The Kingspan Safetraxx by Skyway should be located
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway The Kingspan Safetraxx by Skyway should be located
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway The Kingspan Safetraxx by Skyway should be located

Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway

Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway The Kingspan Safetraxx by Skyway should be located at
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway The Kingspan Safetraxx by Skyway should be located at

The Kingspan Safetraxx by Skyway should be located at the access point

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Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the

Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway

Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the Safetraxx
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the Safetraxx
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the Safetraxx

Connect the Karabiner of the lanyard to the Safetraxx Shuttle

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Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Work can be carried out using the recommended
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Work can be carried out using the recommended
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Work can be carried out using the recommended

Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway

Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Work can be carried out using the recommended lanyard
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Work can be carried out using the recommended lanyard
Using a Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway Work can be carried out using the recommended lanyard

Work can be carried out using the recommended lanyard

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Falling….The Facts Total potential fall distance Calculating the Potential Fall Distance Why? To ensure we
Falling….The Facts Total potential fall distance Calculating the Potential Fall Distance Why? To ensure we
Falling….The Facts
Falling….The Facts
Total potential fall distance
Total
potential
fall
distance

Calculating the Potential Fall Distance

Why? To ensure we do not hit the lower level if we fall!

The calculation below gives the minimum fall distance between the lanyard anchorage and the lower level when attached below our feet:

anchorage and the lower level when attached below our feet:  Twice the length of the

Twice the length of the lanyard (to

allow for the length of the lanyard above

the anchor point PLUS the complete lanyard length).

+1.75m deceleration distance to allow for the maximum elongation of the energy absorber and any give in the lanyard.

of the energy absorber and any give in the lanyard.  +1m safety margin. www.skyway.ie /
 +1m safety margin.

+1m safety margin.

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Falling….The Facts Retractable fall arrest blocks provide a quick-reaction fall arrest solution and are ideal
Falling….The Facts Retractable fall arrest blocks provide a quick-reaction fall arrest solution and are ideal
Falling….The Facts
Falling….The Facts

Retractable fall arrest blocks

provide a quick-reaction fall

arrest solution and are ideal where the use of a lanyard

would result in a ground fall.

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Falling Limiting the effects  Check for minimum pendulum when using your SRL or PFL!!!
Falling Limiting the effects  Check for minimum pendulum when using your SRL or PFL!!!
Falling Limiting the effects
Falling Limiting the effects

Check for minimum pendulum when using your SRL or

PFL!!! This will prevent you from swinging into structure below

and to the side of your work area:

into structure below and to the side of your work area: www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com – 046
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Falling Limiting the effects Ensure you and your colleagues know what to do in the
Falling Limiting the effects Ensure you and your colleagues know what to do in the
Falling Limiting the effects
Falling Limiting the effects

Ensure you and your colleagues know what to do in the event of an emergency before your work commences. It maybe as simple as locating a fire escape, but you must also think about what to do in the event of a fall.

IF YOU FALL:
IF YOU FALL:

Try to make contact with a fellow employee Attempt to regain access to the structure

Wiggle your toes. If possible, place your feet onto a solid

surface, & take your weight off the harness

Do not panic!!!!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection… Do’s Carry out a pre-use check  Connect
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection… Do’s Carry out a pre-use check  Connect
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection…
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection…
Do’s Carry out a pre-use check  Connect your leg-loops  Adjust your harness to
Do’s
Carry out a pre-use check
 Connect your leg-loops
 Adjust your harness to fit YOU
 Know your emergency plan
 Ensure connectors are fastened
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection… Don’ts Tie knots in lanyards Clip 2 lanyards
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection… Don’ts Tie knots in lanyards Clip 2 lanyards
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection…
The Do’s and Don’ts of Fall Protection…
Don’ts Tie knots in lanyards Clip 2 lanyards (or more!) together Attach lanyards to PFLs
Don’ts
Tie knots in lanyards
Clip 2 lanyards (or more!) together
Attach lanyards to PFLs / SRLs
Use 2 energy absorbing lanyards
together
Become another statistic…
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together Become another statistic… www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com – 046 9241771 (ROI) / 0800 9179932 (NI)
together Become another statistic… www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com – 046 9241771 (ROI) / 0800 9179932 (NI)
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Think Safety First
Think Safety First
The End
The End
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