In August 2016 several SEAA member companies pooled their resources together to conduct nine drop testing scenarios for the most common fall arrest methods used by steel erection companies. Results from the tests are available to members only, and can be accessed by logging into the SEAA website using your membership credentials.
Due to the variety of steel structures and environments that steel erectors work in, there is not a one-size-fits-all option for providing fall arrest systems during the erection process. For this reason, most steel erectors need to deploy fall arrest systems that have been designed by a qualified person, but that there is little performance data for. These nine scenarios were determined to be some of the most common methods of fall arrest being used by the SEAA member companies.
The reports show data on the forces being applied to the systems as well as the total fall distances that can be expected. SEAA purchased these reports and videos to be used as a benefit for the safety of all SEAA members.
The scenarios that were tested were:
These reports can be used in the following ways:
In order to access the resources, member companies will need to log into their profile using the credentials created when membership was set up.
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