What would make a good anchorage point?
Anchorage points should be positioned at or above the D-ring of the harness. Employees should plan for a 19 ft. clearance if a fall would occur. Length of Lanyard – Free Fall (6ft) + Average Height of Worker (6ft) + Energy Absorber Deceleration Distance (4ft) + Safety Factor (3ft) = Total Fall Distance (19ft)
What is an acceptable anchorage point in a fall protection system?
For many safety professionals, it is a black and white area that offers no gray option in between. The rule says the anchor point must have the ability to support 5,000 pounds per person attached or it’s no good.
How do you choose an anchor point?
A good anchor point has multiple points of contact, and at least one of them should be a hand bone touching a face bone. Bones are strong, consistent points of contact, which make them preferable to soft tissue. How you anchor depends on your type of release.
What is Anchorage point?
An anchor point, or anchorage, is one component of a personal fall arrest system (PFAS), which is designed to prevent injury to workers should they fall from their worksite. This refers specifically to the point at which an anchoring device is affixed, fastened, tied, or otherwise connected to a support location.
How many pounds must a tie off Anchorage be strong enough to hold?
“Capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kN) per employee attached; or designed, installed, and used, under the supervision of qualified person, as part of a complete personal fall protection system that maintains a safety factor of at least two..”
Can you use rigging as fall protection?
If any component of the rigging system, such as a shackle, wire rope, or synthetic sling was or is used to hoist materials, these components are not be used as part of a fall protection system. If they have not been so used, they may be used as part of a fall arrest system if they meet the criteria in §1926.502.
What is the best height to position your anchor at?
Use the shortest length lanyard that still allows the worker to perform their work safely. The lanyard should be attached to an anchor that is not lower than the worker’s shoulder height (unless an anchor at shoulder height is not possible).