STEEL ERECTION

Fall protection challenges:

• Steel erection work usually involves building a grid sideways or upward which means mobility is essential, and there is often no overhead anchorage point to connect to.

• Working with steel is rugged work and requires tough, durable equipment.

• Descending to ground level to pick up necessary equipment is not practical, so often workers may have up to 20 lbs. (9kg) of tools in their harness toolbelts and be carrying heavy bolt bags or other tools.

• For added protection while welding, workers should have hot work kits with Kevlar® equipment.

• A reinforced seat on ironworker harnesses helps equipment last longer when sliding on beams.

• For this kind of all-day-long, demanding work, fall protection equipment should be comfortable and not binding.


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
Description
Part#
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Horizontal
For horizontal mobility in steel erection: SecuraSpan® Portable Horizontal Lifeline - The lightweight and economical SecuraSpan® systems are designed for single or multiple spans and can accommodate many beam sizes. 7400160
Horizontal
For horizontal mobility in steel erection: Glyder2™ Sliding Beam Anchor - For complete horizontal mobility, the Glyder2™ effortlessly slides across the beam following you as you work. 2104700
Horizontal
For horizontal mobility in steel erection: Sayfline™ Cable Horizontal Lifeline Systems - Durable and lightweight horizontal system that utilizes easy to adjust wedge grip termination for easy installation. 7602060
Fixed
For fixed connector work in steel erection: Fixed Beam Anchor - Installs in seconds to the beam structure, withfinal tightening using a built-in adjustment handle. Attach it to the beam structure in any orientation or direction for added versatility. 2108406
Fixed
For fixed connector work in steel erection: WrapBax™2 Tie-Back Shock Absorbing Lanyard - The WrapBax™2 is specifically designed for tie-back use—eliminates the need for a separate anchorage connector, reduces inventory and cost, simplifies inspections and worker training and improves compliance. 1241906
Body Support
Type
Description
Part#
Image
Regular
Durable, reinforced ironworker harnesses: ExoFit™ Iron Worker Harness - Constructed from high performance materials, Exofit™ is the most comfortable harness on the market. Exofit™ incorporates a breathable lining that immediately draws moisture away from the body keeping the worker dry and comfortable. Reinforced seat prevents wear when sliding along beams. 1100530
Regular
Durable, reinforced ironworker harnesses: Delta™ II Iron Worker Harness - With the addition of a body belt and pad with support straps and side D-rings, this harness is ideal for general construction and iron worker applications where fall protection and positioning is needed. It provides added versatility for carrying tools and pouches. Reinforced seat prevents wear when sliding along beams. 1106450
Hot Work
Welding harnesses for hot work: ExoFit™ XP Construction Style Nomex®/Kevlar® Harness - Maximum security, comfort and performance. Nomex®/Kevlar® web, Nomex®/Kevlar® back, shoulder, leg padding, hip pad with Kevlar® belt and side D-rings, PVC coated back D-ring, quick connect buckle legs. 1110885
Hot Work
Welding harnesses for hot work: Delta™ II Nomex®/Kevlar® Harness - This lightweight and easy to don harness is constructed with fl ame-resistant Nomex®/Kevlar® web with PVC coated hardware for the ultimate protection from the heat. 1105475
Connectors
Connected to:
Type
Description
Part#
Image
Lifeline
For connection to a horizontal lifeline system: 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. 1244412
Lifeline
For connection to a horizontal lifeline system: EZ Stop® II Shock Absorbing Lanyard—Cable 7/32” (0.2mm) vinyl covered cable for use in harsh environments and the ultimate durability and longevity. 1240706
Lifeline
For connection to a horizontal lifeline system: Ultra-Lok® Self Retracting Lifeline Device features a swiveling anchor loop, corrosion resistance stainless steel working components and a 30’ (9m) galvanized cable lifeline. For added safety, it includes a swiveling hook with impact indicator and a reserve lifeline. 3504430
Lifeline
For connection to a horizontal lifeline system: Talon® Self Retracting Lifeline Compact, lightweight design, 8’ (2.4m) with nylon webbing, quick-connect handle, impact indicator and self-locking swivel hook. 3101001
Beam
To tie off to the beam itself: WrapBax™2 Tie-Back Shock Absorbing Lanyard - The WrapBax™2 is specifically designed for tie-back use–eliminates the need for a separate anchorage connector, reduces inventory and cost, simplifies inspections and worker training and improves compliance. 1241906

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