|Document ID (ISN)||108466|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et Recherches R-550
||Lan A., Daigle R.
||Strength of the anchor point of a fall arrest and positioning system for reinforcing steel installers
||Résistance du point d'ancrage d'un système d'arrêt de chute et de positionnement pour les poseurs d'acier d'armature [in French]|
||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, 2008. vi, 30p. Illus. 20 ref. Price: CAD 7.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-550.pdf [in French]
||In some large dimension walls where protection against falls from heights poses a problem, ironworkers climb into the framing structure and need to be anchored to allow their positioning and protection against falls. Two important aspects must then be taken into consideration: the choice of harness, positioning and fall arrest equipment, and the presence of a sufficiently solid anchor point for the personal fall arrest system to the reinforcing bars. Scientists from the IRSST verified the strength of these anchors during tests performed on a reinforcement wall erected according to good rules of practice. The anchor point to the reinforcing bars appears to be sufficiently strong to arrest a person's fall. Furthermore, the ironworkers who participated in the tests confirm that they always add additional ties to the anchor points used for attaching the snap hook, which contributes to added safety.
||Quebec; concrete formwork; fall arresters; falls from heights; construction industry
||safety engineering; public OSH institutions; harnesses; report; equipment testing; Canada
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Belts, harnesses and lifelines
Construction industry and civil engineering
Falls from heights