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Donleys 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
  • Body (Full-Body) Harness
  • Connection Devices (i.e. lanyards with locking snap hooks)

Safety Net Systems include:

  • Netting with border rope
  • Connectors

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 REMINDER - FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT AN APPROPRITAE SYSTEM IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISIPLINARY ACTION INCLUDING DISMISSAL FROM TEH SITE.

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