Category Archives: General

Anchor Point and Lifeline Installation Into Suitable Structures

A common challenge we find when our clients need to setup Anchor Points or Lifelines is where to safely connect. There are different types of Anchor points, in this article we will be covering Permanent Anchors specifically. Let us keep in mind the entire fall arrest system is subjected to vicious dynamic forces whilst arresting […]

Understanding the Hierarchy of Fall Protection

You would think that the first and most important piece of equipment that should be issued to someone who needs to perform a duty at heights is, without a doubt, a Safety Harness and Lanyard. Simply issuing PPE equipment isn’t necessarily the “safest” course of action though. There are two important factors that need to […]

The danger of Dropping Tools in the Workplace

When people are required to work at heights the focus is largely on people falling from heights as the main danger. This we are finding has changed quite significantly and followed close behind Falls, Trips and Slips is Falling Objects. It is extremely difficult to find complete official reports and statistics in South Africa regarding […]

Introduction to Work at Heights

How not to do it: the Gung-Ho approach I had a team of workmen repairing the roof of my house, which is built on a slope, so it’s a single storey high on one side, double on the other – high enough for a fall on one side to be life threatening and probably fatal […]