CONFINED SPACE ENTRY

Fall protection challenges:

•Entering and exiting confined spaces can happen in a variety of circumstances; as part of the necessary inspection, repair, and maintenance or other utility activities. Entering sewers, casings, tanks, silos, vaults etc. may also be necessary during new construction within the utility industry.

•Workers face a myriad of challenges in confined space such as restricted natural movement of air, enclosed spaces with limited openings, spaces shared with mechanical equipment moving parts. In these conditions workers contend with flammable, toxic, irritant and asphyxiating atmospheres, as well as mechanical and communication problems, noise, vibration and general physical challenges.

•With the vast and dangerous challenges of confined space work, world-class fall protection and rescue equipment is a must.


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
Type
Type
Description
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Versatility
Modular System Is Adaptable In Many Configurations: Advanced 5-Piece Hoist System - These units are constructed of lightweight materials including high strength aluminum. The davit pivots for ease of rescue and the base adjusts to fit most standard entries. Other bases available. For complete system, order 8518558 winch with 8516824 and 8510222 brackets.
8518000
Standard
Standard System For Typical Manhole Work: Aluminum Tripod - The lightweight and portable 7 foot aluminum tripod is ideal for manhole entry and retrieval applications. It is easily set-up by one worker and can be transported from one location to another. Attach one or two mechanical devices and you’re ready to go!
8000000
Basic
Economical Alternative To A Tripod: Advanced Basic Hoist System - These systems are the most efficient and economical confined space entry and retrieval alternative to a tripod. It is easy to carry and set-up. In addition, the high visibility fluorescent green Advanced Basic Hoist features a collapsible base to reduce storage and transport space. Order winch separately.
8517069
Body Support
Type
Type
Description
Part#
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High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: ExoFit™ XP Retrieval Harness - Stand-up back D-ring with impact indicator. Shoulder D-rings for retrieval. Removable shoulder, back, and leg padding. 3-D mesh lining with soft edging for comfort. Quick-connect buckles. Loops for body belt.
1110377
High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: ExoFit™ Retrieval Harness - Shoulder D-rings for retrieval. Built-in shoulder, back, and leg padding. Breathable lining with soft edging for comfort. Quick-connect buckles. Loops for body belt.
1108753
Standard
For reliable, workhorse performance: Delta™ II Retreival Harness - Vest style with back stand-up D-ring. Shoulder D-rings for retrieval. Tongue buckle leg straps for fast and easy donning. Size Universal (additional sizes available)
1101254
Fundamental
For compliance at the lowest possible price: PRO™ Shoulder D-ring Harness - For economical reliability, PRO™ harnesses provide fundamental features in a comfortable fit. Built-in impact indicators and global standards in one harness model aid in maintaining compliance. Features back & shoulder D-rings, pass thru buckle leg straps.
AB15013
Connectors
Type
Type
Description
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Emergency Retrieval
Emergency Retrieval With Fall Arrest Capability: 3-Way Sealed SRL with Bracket - This man-rated personal fall arrest component incorporates a retrieval winch suitable for raising and lowering personnel in emergency rescue/retrieval situations. In the event of a fall, the brake will stop the fall and limit arresting forces to 900 lbs. (4kN) or less.
3400115
Work Support and Rescue
Work Support And Rescue Capabilities: Salalift® II Winch - This man-rated winch has 60’ (18m) of 1/4” (6.25mm) galvanized cable and includes mounting bracket. It incorporates a free wheel mode and has a built-in carrying handle.
8102001
Work Support and Rescue
Advanced Digital Winch - These winches are rated for 450 lbs. (204kg) with an 11:1 safety factor. It offers 2 cranking speeds capable of retrieval/descent at average speeds from 13’/min up to 30’/min.
8518558
Work Support and Rescue
Basic Series Winch - Basic winch includes a permanently mounted handle to the 5.1:1 hub drive with an average speed of 30’/min (9m/min). The handle is simple to use and features a foldaway crank.
8518666
Accessories
Y-Lanyard For Rescue/Retrieval - Rescue/Retrieval design, 1-3/4” (4.4cm) wide polyester webbing with spreader bar. Self locking snaphooks at ends, 2’ (61cm) in length.
1231460
Accessories
Boatswain’s Chair - 12”X24”X1” Seat board (30X60X2.5cm), 1-3/4” (4.4cm) wide polyester webbing Cadmium plated alloy steel hardware.
1001140

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