- When working in the permanent
grid and truss system (perms) outside the catwalks and handrails,
use Cal/OSHA compliant fall protection equipment.
- Before using fall protection
equipment, make sure you have received training from an approved
- Prior to use each day, visually
inspect all fall protection equipment. Document this inspection
- Immediately remove from
service any fall protection equipment which malfunctions or
is involved in a fall.
- Fall protection equipment
is designed for users within the weight range of 75 to 310 pounds
- Be sure that the body harness
fits snugly and allows for full body movement.
- Make sure that the anchor
end of the retractable lifeline is secured at a level not lower
than your waist.
- The tie-off points located
in the permanents have been identified with a yellow tag. These
have been designed for a single user only.
- Avoid set lighting cables,
spider boxes and other electrical hazards due to the possibility
of current flowing through the uninsulated fall protection components.
Report all substandard electrical wiring to your supervisor..
- Always attach the retractable
lanyard as close to where you are working as possible to avoid
or limit swing falls.
- Tie-off or attach to the
anchorage point prior to being exposed to a fall hazard. Tie-off
before leaving the catwalk.
- Do not allow the lifeline
to become slack or pass under or around your arms or legs.
- Do not climb over or go
around obstructions, i.e. HVAC ducts and sprinklers. If you
need to gain access to the other side, attempt to use another