Fall Protection Tool Box Talks
Donley’s/Blair’s policy is that a fall protection system as outlined below, is required for all employees (Self-performed and Subcontractors) working at heights greater than 6 feet and this applies to all situations including General Fall Protection, Scaffolds, Over Hand Bricklaying, Crane activities, and Steel Erection Activities.
This policy does not apply to working from ladders as long as employees maintain three points of contact and ensure that the center line of their body does not go outside of the side rails of the ladder.
FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
The acceptable types of fall protection systems utilized by Blair’s and/or subcontractor employees are Barrier Systems, Personal Fall Arrest Systems, and Safety Net Systems.
Barrier Systems include:
- Guardrail Systems
- Positioning devices
- Warning Line Systems (Only when working on a low slope roof)
- Controlled Access Zones (Only for leading edge, precast concrete erection work, and steel erection activities)
- Covers. For all holes greater than 2” in the smallest direction regardless of depth.
Personal Fall Arrest Systems include:
- Anchorage Points
- Single point
- Vertical lifeline
- Horizontal lifeline
- Retractable lifeline
Safety Net Systems include:
- Netting with border rope
Fall Protection Plans
- This option is available only to employees engaged in leading edge work, precast concrete erection work, or residential construction work who can demonstrate that it is infeasible or it creates a greater hazard to use conventional fall protection equipment.
SAFETY REMINDERS – FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT AN APPROPRIATE SYSTEM IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISCIPLINARY ACTION INCLUDING DISMISSAL FROM THE SITE.