Personal Fall Arrest Systems
Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.
It happens too frequently to ignore, even to seasoned professionals in the construction industry. Falls from scaffolding, ladders, beams, and residential frames carry the potential for fatal injury. Many falls are preventable if the right safety precautions are taken, so why are falls occurring with such frequency?
Workers, usually for the sake of expediency, sometimes cut corners and work without fall protection equipment to accomplish little tasks here and there, removing the systems when they present an inconvenience, or dispensing with them altogether. And when that happens, risk is invited and bad accidents may occur. By passing personal fall arrest systems is a bad idea, regardless of how time consuming these systems may be to deploy.