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Document ID (ISN)107966
CIS number 08-453
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-145-3
Year 2007
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-505
Author(s) Arteau J., Beauchamp Y., Langlais I., Vachon F.
Title Work at heights and fall protection for pruners
Original title Travail en hauteur et protection contre les chutes pour les élagueurs [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2007. xii, 133p. Illus. 39 ref. + CD-ROM Price: CAD 12.72. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-505.pdf [in French]
Abstract Originating from a request from the City of Montréal, this study evaluated the methods and equipment for access to heights used by pruners to reduce the risk of falls. The effectiveness and reliability factors were measured by means of mechanical tests in the laboratory. Several new types of equipment and systems were tested according to the specifications of fall protection standards. The level of efforts required, the mobility and the overall safety level of the tested systems were estimated in a controlled environment in urban parks and woods. The various tree-access systems were analysed and ranked by order of relevance for a given situation. A harness adapted to pruners' work was designed and evaluated. It is now in regular use.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; fall arresters; falls from heights; tree pruning
Descriptors (secondary) description of equipment; equipment testing; report; Canada
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Falls from heights
Belts, harnesses and lifelines