Is there anything available that will arrest a fall lets say from a bucket and provide descent to the ground post fall arrest for someone working alone?
Keeping in mind that a saddle and rope isn't considered fall arrest.
Yes I know all about ANSI but we are regulated by the Canada Labour Code under OSH legislation.
We have a fall arrest harness but we haven't got a post fall arrest plan.
Feel free to send all and any comments to Bell Canada but in the meantime I have to develop a plan to escape the harness after a fall.
I can use a rope but I'm trying to find something everyone could use with a little training.
If you're hanging in a fall arrest harness you can cut the shock cord and descend down a rope on an I'D or figure 8 with a little training.
I just didn't want to reinvent the wheel if it already existed.
Not if it was on fire, MB /forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
These harnesses are used at heights above 3 meters, could be a ladder, bucket or platform.
There's a shock cord on these harnesses so the problem for most people would be getting the tension off the shock cord so you could free yourself from it, the only easy solution would be to cut it.
It's doable even with a hitch but these people are utility workers and they don't climb.
It has to be safe and simple for it to be implemented.
The only "freak" accident that I've heard of is the leveling cable breaking. If this happens in certain types of buckets, the buckey tips and dumps the operator out. I can see how this might be a good time for self rescue, but I doubt that you would want to try to get back in. /forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Mythbusters: 2 special effects guys from Hollywood trying to prove or dispell urban myths and legends. Buster is their crash test dummy that takes ALOT of abuse. We get it in this area on Discovery Channel.
The bucket myth was that a guy tried to lift a motor out of a car with an aerial lift. Chain/rope broke and launched the guy out of the lift. So the Mythbusters filled a 1 hour show trying to see what it would take to achieve the end result of the myth.
Didn't fly at all any way they twisted the myth. But then they did what they had to, which involved mounting the lift on cargo containers stacked 2 high, and basically creating a modest catapult. Buster then got some air time.
poor buster. last one I watched they shoved him in a totally overpowered spinning washer to see what damage it would do. they gave up on the stock motor after they stopped it with their bare hands on the drum. I think the motor they ended up using was from an electric car drivetrain or something. How about the dead pig in the corvette for to test the stink permanence theory on the car interior?