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Height Safety Case Study


Falls from height are the most common cause of fatal injury and the second most common cause of major injury to employees today. Fall protection is now a key issue for all businesses whose employees need to operate at height.

AM Defence & Marine were asked to investigate the supply and installation of a fall arrest height safety system at a major Utility Company. On completion of a site survey our Engineers reported their recommendations in accordance with the latest legislation;

EN 795:2012 – Personal fall protection equipment. Anchor devices.
EN 353-1:2002 – Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. Guided type fall arresters including a rigid anchor line.

On review of the Engineers report, it was apparent that the building would require a horizontal fall arrest system around the perimeter of the roof. This would eradicate any future possibility of employees or contractors being put at risk.

Access to the roof was required for;

  • Gutter and skylight cleaning
  • Roof surveys and repair
  • The lift shaft engine room maintenance and repair
  • Maintenance to other equipment like air-condition and extraction units

For this project it was decided the Latchways Constant Force Post system would be best suited to the application. Our team of Engineers are OEM trained and certified to install safety systems and provide the all-important routine examination and certification service.

From the quotation through to the start of the project AM Defence & Marine provided;

  • The design and installation of the height safety system
  • All the access equipment required for the project
  • In-depth Risk Assessments and Method Statements to ensure our own safe systems of work were being carried out.

The final part of this installation was to ensure the system and all the ancillary equipment (harnesses, traveling devices and lanyards) were on our automatic reminder system. This guarantees reminders are sent out ensuring the equipment is maintained in accordance with the current standards and regulations.

AM Defence & Marine are trusted to ensure worker safety on a wide range of buildings and structures, as well as throughout various industries, such as aerospace, energy, utilities and telecommunications.

Our qualified Engineers have also installed horizontal and vertical height safety systems on;

  • Bespoke military shipping containers.
  • Vessels at sea including tugs, ferries, cruise ships and motor yachts.
  • Offshore wind turbines.
  • Schools, Universities, Colleges and Academies.

All users of personal fall protective equipment should be suitably trained in ‘working at height’.

Please see our Training section for tailored courses.

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