TRUCK LOADING/UNLOADING AND SERVICING

Fall protection challenges:

• Truck drivers are always on the go. They service a number of different locations and the majority of the work is done on the side of a road where they could not only fall and potentially hurt themselves, they could fall into traffic.

• Many crews often take unnecessary risks by climbing on top of a truck without proper fall protection equipment. In order to be

stored in a vehicle that has limited storage room, equipment must be lightweight, easy to use, portable and compact.

• Fall clearance can also be a major concern when working on top of flatbed, tanker, bulk or semi-trucks. Because of the limited height of these trucks, specialized fall protection systems are required to avoid hitting the ground in the event of a fall.

• All fall protection equipment used by the truckers must be mobile and cannot be permanently attached to the vehicle. Depending on what product is hauled, truck owners would have to obtain DOT re-certification, which could be very expensive. Re-certification would be required to make sure that the new attachment does not affect the integrity of the vehicle, does not cause a leak and it is still clean and safe for transport.


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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Flatbed Truck
For flatbed truck applications: Free-Standing Horizontal rail Fall Arrest Systems - System combines horizontal rail with a portable support structure to provide reliable fall protection where and when it’s needed. Lightweight aluminum construction for corrosion resistance. 8517701
Flatbed Truck
For flatbed truck applications: Man rated I-Beam Trolley - Designed for use on I-Beam Flanges ranging from 3” to 8” (7.6cm to 20.3cm) wide, up to 11/16” (17.5mm) thick. This anchorage connector rolls along an I-Beam providing horizontal mobility. 2103143
Flatbed Truck
For flatbed truck applications: SAFLoK® Carabiners - Self-closing / self-locking gate for increased safety and security, steel construction, user friendly even with gloves. Compatible with most connecting rings. 2000114
Tanker, Bulk or Semi-Truck
For tanker, bulk or semi-truck applications: Portable Tanker Access Ladder System - Provides safe access and fall protection for personnel working on top of railcars. Completely portable and adjustable, the system is also constructed from lightweight aluminum for corrosion resistance. 8521940
Tanker, Bulk or Semi-Truck
For tanker, bulk or semi-truck applications: Free-Standing Ladder Access Platform with Fall Protection - Provides easy access to elevated work areas with fall protection from the ground up. The system is completely portable and collapsable for storage. Lightweight aluminum construction for corrosion resistance. 8517715
Tanker, Bulk or Semi-Truck
For tanker, bulk or semi-truck applications: Evolution™ Horizontal Lifeline System - This is a permanent low tension, multi-span lifeline that will allow up to 5 users to traverse from one extremity to another in a “hands-free” environment. Specially designed computer program simulates the necessary clearances and possible heights of fall.
N/A
Body Support
Type
Description
Part#
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High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: ExoFit™ Vest Style Harness - ExoFit™ incorporates built-in shoulder, back and leg padding with a breathable lining that 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 D-ring and quick connect buckles. 1107977
Standard
For reliable, workhorse performance: Pro™ Vest Style 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 D-ring, tongue buckle leg straps. AB13013
Fundamental
For compliance and value: FIRST™ Full Body Harness - With back D-ring, pass thru buckle leg straps and 5-point adjustment for economical performance. AB17530
Connector
Type
Description
Part#
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More Mobility More than 6’ mobility: Talon® Self retracting Lifeline - Compact and lightweight design features 16’ (4.8m) nylon webbing lifeline. The brake system incorporates all metal components for durability. A unique swiveling anchorage loop for direct attachment to the anchorage or harness sets this unit apart. It also includes an impact indicator for added safety. 3101051
More Mobility More than 6’ mobility: 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. 3103208
More Mobility More than 6’ mobility: Ultra-Lok® Self retracting Lifeline - Stainless steel working components, 30’ (9m) galvanized wire with reserve lifeline, self-locking swivel hook, swiveling anchorage loop and impact indicator. 3504430
Less Mobility Less than 6’ mobility required: Shockwave™2 Tieback Lanyard - Unique stretchable design expands to 6 feet and retracts to 4-1/2 feet adjusting to your movements. Carabiner has a 5,000 lb. capacity from any direction including the gate making it ideal for tie-back use. 1244650
Less Mobility Less than 6’ mobility required: FIRST™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard - FIRST™ shock absorbing lanyards provide basic options at an economical price. It features a single leg with self locking snap hooks at both ends, 6 ft. (1.8m) length. AE57700

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