Basic Kit Model:CMHYP02
Article number-Basic kit : N37 420002A
Basic Kit contents:
1 x Single point harness
1 x 2 mtr shock absorbing rope lanyard
2 x Screw gate snap hooks
1 x Kit bag
The working at height Regulations 2005
Working at height, no longer means above 2 metres before PPE is required. The new regulations state “Where a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”.
Make sure you have done the following:
i) Method statement
ii) Risk Assessment
Have a rescue plan in place. Do NOT rely on the Emergency Services.
Train people in the use of Fall Protection Equipment.
Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment (keep records).
Calculating the potential fall distance:
When using a shock absorbing lanyard, it is important to understand how to calculate the potential fall distance to avoid contact with the lower level. The calculation below gives the minimum distance between the anchorage point of the lanyard (Fall Factor 2) and the lower level.
This is calculated by allowing for:
twice the length of the lanyard (to allow for the length of the lanyard and the height of the worker).
+1.75mtr deceleration distance to allow for elongation of the shock absorber and any give in the lanyard.
+1mtr safety margin.
TOTAL = 6.75mtr clearance required using a 2mtr lanyard.