See Your Best Construction Site Safety System Options
A professional fall protection site assessment can identify important construction site safety systems you need to cut your injury risks, finish projects faster and create more profitable worksites. Injuries cost companies millions each year in workplace delays, fines and insurance hikes, creating a very real financial incentive for companies looking to protect their workers better.
In addition to safety protocols like performing as much work as possible on ground level and the use of designated safety monitors, two specific fall protection categories have the power to protect workers when they’re working at elevated heights: passive and active fall protection systems.
Passive Fall Protection Systems
Passive fall protection systems don’t require the worker to carry any special equipment or actively participate. Passive systems are stationary and don’t move, adapt or change during a project. These systems are typically installed around the perimeter of the work area and include:
- Rapid Rails provide a solid barrier that physically separates workers from ledges and drops to prevent falls
- Safety Nets either allow a fall to happen but catch the person safely or create a barrier that prevents falls like a guardrail system does
- Scaffolding creates a safe working platform and eliminates any fall hazards when correctly erected and used
Active Fall Protection Systems
Active fall protection systems require the worker to wear special equipment and actively participate. These systems include the use of harnesses, fixed-point anchors and connection to an overhead safety system. Examples of active fall protection systems include:
- Tethers or Restraints control work positioning by not allowing workers to reach the edge of a platform or elevated surface
- Personal Fall Protection guards workers from fall hazards when no other system can be used and include an anchorage connector, body wear and connecting device
Deciding Between Active Vs Passive Fall Protection Systems
Only a fall protection specialist can help you determine the benefits of active vs passive fall protection systems and which will best protect your employees and worksite. Reach out to our team to see how quickly and effortlessly you can boost worksite safety and profitability with our experienced guidance on these systems.