PPE for Fall Protection

PPE for Fall Protection

PPE for Fall Restraint vs Fall Arrest – what is the difference? Fall restraint is also known as fall prevention and the PPE associated with this form of fall protection is different to that used for fall arrest. The terms “restraint” and “prevention” describes the...
Boatswain’s Chair [Bosun’s Chair]

Boatswain’s Chair [Bosun’s Chair]

Modern bosun’s chairs fill the gap between electrically powered Temporary Suspended Platforms and Rope Access operations. Boatswain’s chairs were originally just a piece of plank that a person sat on. These were intended to suspend a sailor to perform work aloft...
The Problem with Eyenuts as Anchor Points

The Problem with Eyenuts as Anchor Points

There are 4 standards specifically written to cover fall protection anchor devices for working at heights: BS EN 795:2012; TS16451:2013; BS 8610:2017 and BS 7883:2019 BS EN 795:2012 replaces SANS 50795:1996 which is totally out of date and due to be replaced with the...
Temporary Suspended Platforms and the Law

Temporary Suspended Platforms and the Law

Construction Regulations 2014 cover various aspects. Some sections are very short, almost one-liners viz: “15-Tunneling”; “16-Scaffolding”; “26-Water environments”; “28 Stacking and storage” and “32-Approved Inspection Authority” Whereas some are much longer and more...
Difference between Scaffold and Aluminium Towers

Difference between Scaffold and Aluminium Towers

The difference between scaffold and aluminum towers are not so obvious and to the untrained eye these structures look very much alike, but they are very different in use, legal compliance and training requirements. Note: Verify training training providers with the IWH...