REBAR CONSTRUCTION

Fall protection challenges:

• Whether stripping panels down or putting them up, wall form work is a demanding task that requires the worker to stay in precarious positions for long periods.

• Rebar work requires standing on the bar, hanging off the structure, with difficult footing. Generally the worker needs both hands free to tie the rebar.

• Typically wall form and rebar work require work positioning equipment. According to OSHA, back-up fall protection must be in place when higher than 24’ (7m).

• Both wall form and rebar work are monotonous, repetitive and fatiguing and require fall protection equipment that is comfortable enough for sustained activity with pads, waist belts and seat supports.


The A, B, C’s of Personal Fall Protection
C. H. Bull Co. offers a complete array of passive and active fall arrest systems.
The basics of every personal fall arrest system can be described as the ABC’s of fall arrest.
ANCHORAGE - Anchorage means a secure point of attachment (structure) for the fall arrest system. The type of anchorage varies with the industry, the job being performed, the type of installation and the structure available. The anchorage connector provides a means of attaching the system to the anchorage (structure).
BODY SUPPORT - Full body harnesses provide a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system. Depending on the application, they can be used as part of a system to protect the worker from falling and to limit the extent of potential injury in case of a fall.
CONNECTORS - Connectors are devices used to connect the worker’s full body harness to the anchorage system. Connectors include lanyards, snap hooks, carabiners, deceleration devices and specialty systems such as self retracting lifelines, ladder climbing systems, vertical lifelines and rope grabs.
DESCENT/RESCUE - Rescue and retrieval of a fallen worker is a required component of any Fall Protection Program.
Recommendations in this section are for general application guidance. Product choices may vary depending on specific performance requirements.
Anchorage
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In wall form and rebar work, the anchorage is typically the wall form or rebar itself. With wall form, the connector needs a hook with a point that will fi t the form. Different manufacturers require different size hooks. Talk to your consultant to be sure which hook is appropriate for the material being used.
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Body Support
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High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: ExoFit™ XP Construction Style Harness - Removable shoulder, back and leg padding with breathable and washable 3-D mesh lining makes this harness the ultimate in comfort and safety. The padding is constructed in the shape of an “X” that wraps around you for no-tangle donning. Stand-up back D-ring with impact indicator enables connections to be made without straining. Features back and side D-rings, sewn-in hip pad, belt and quick connect buckles.
1110152
High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: ExoFit™ Construction Style Harness - ExoFit™ incorporates a breathable lining that immediately draws moisture away from the body keeping the worker dry and comfortable. The padding is constructed in the shape of an “X” that wraps around you for no-tangle donning. Features back and side D-rings, sewn in hip pad, belt and quick connect buckles. 1108500
Utility
For reliable, workhorse performance: Delta™ II Standard Vest Style Harness - Unique Delta™ pad design provides comfort and holds the shape of the harness for fast no-tangle donning. Stand-Up back D-ring enables connections to be made without straining. Features back and side D-rings, sewn-in hip pad, belt, and quick connect buckle leg straps. 1110577
Fundamental
For compliance at the lowest possible price: PRO™ with Comfort Padding Construction Harness - For economical reliability, PRO™ harnesses provide fundamental features in a comfortable fi t. Built-in impact indicators and global standards in one harness model aid in maintaining compliance. Back, shoulder and leg padding add comfort for wearing all day. Features back & side D-rings, hip pad, tongue buckle belt and quick connect buckle leg. AB240131
Connectors
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For Wall Forms
For wall form work: ShockWave2™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard - ShockWave2™ shock absorbing lanyards are stretchable for complete freedom of movement. They expand to 6’ (1.8m) and contract to 4-1⁄2’ (1.4m) in reaction to your movements, reducing trip hazards. 100% tie-off twin leg version to remain connected at all times. Large rebar hooks for connection to rebar. 1244412
For Wall Forms
For wall form work: Ultra-Lok® Self Retracting Lifeline - Device features a swiveling anchor loop, corrosion resistant stainless steel working components and a 20’ (6m) nylon webbing lifeline. For added safety, it includes a self-locking hook, impact indicator and a reserve lifeline. 3103207
For Wall Forms
For wall form work: Wall-Form Assembly - Fits most wedge bolt slots or holes on wallforms, 16” (40cm) in length. 5904350
For Rebar
For rebar work: Chain Rebar Assembly - The Chain Rebar assemblies are designed for versatility and are available in many variations with unique hooks to provide safe and compatible connection to many types of structures. Use these while performing such tasks as rebar tying or construction of wall forms. Like all positioning and restraint lanyards, they should only be used in applications that limit the free fall to 2’ (0.6m) or less. With large rebar hook and swivel. 5920050

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