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Protecting against Falls from Heights: How to Design a Horizontal Lifeline System

  • July 19, 2017

Protecting against Falls from Heights:  How to Design a Horizontal Lifeline System

Falls from heights are still a major cause of workplace accidents. Too often, workers don’t use lifelines because there is no anchor point available, or because they find that fixed anchor points limit their movements too much. This limitation can be overcome, however, with the use of a horizontal lifeline system.

An Updated Guide and a New Online Design App

The IRSST has updated its technical guide Protecting against Falls from Heights – Horizontal Lifeline Design.  In addition, an online application that incorporates the main parameters required for designing horizontal lifelines has been launched.