UTILITY WORK

Fall protection challenges:

•Workers confined to bucket trucks and working on aerial lifts require the use of attached equipment to restrain them from bucket ejection. These workers can be faced with many hazardous conditions such as; lack of mobility, street or highway collision, weather and operational differences between trucks & lifts. Dangerous practices can result in a worker being propelled out of a bucket or off a lift.

•Workers require mobility but must use fall protection to stay connected. Fall protection must be light, comfortable, mobile and compact so it does not get in the way while working in tight spaces for lengthy periods of time.

•Arc flashes can also occur when utility workers deal with live wires and potential explosions. Depending on whether lines are energized or not will reflect the type of protection required.


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#
Image
Temporary
On The Boom: Boom Belt - Provides an anchor point on the boom of a lift when one isn’t provided inside the bucket. 1001250
Temporary
On The Boom: Tie-Off Adaptor - Pass thru design provides a safe and easy way to anchor a fall protection device. Simply chokes-off to structure. 1-3/4” (44mm) polyester strap, 3” (76mm) wear guard, zinc plated steel hardware. 1003000
Permanent
Inside The Lift: D-ring Anchorage Plate - Bolted or weld on, two 1⁄2” (12mm) attachment holes, 1⁄4” x 2” x 4-1/4” (6mm x 50mm x 108mm) 2101630
Body Support
Type
Description
Part#
Image
High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: Arc Flash ExoFit™ XP Utility Harness - No metal above the waist design, 7,000 lb nylon webbing with front and back web loop. Removable Nomex®/Kevlar® back, shoulder and leg padding. Quick-connect buckles. Leather insulators behind hardware. 1110871
High Performance
For ultimate comfort, performance and durability: ExoFit Web Loop Harness - Back web loop. Built-in shoulder, back, leg and hip padding. Breathable lining with soft edging. Quick-connect buckles. Loops for body belt. 1107997
Standard
For reliable work-horse performance: Arc Flash Delta™II Utility Harness - No metal above the waist with 7,000 lb. nylon webbing. Front and back web loop with pass thru buckles and leather insulators behind hardware. 1110751
Standard
For reliable work-horse performance: Delta™II Dorsal Web Loop Harness - Vest style with dorsal web loop and non-conductive/nonsparking PVC coated hardware for reduced weight and electrical conductivity. Pass thru buckle leg straps. 1104730
Fundamental
For compliance and value: 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, pass thru buckle leg straps. AB10113
Connector
Type
Description
Part#
Image
More Mobility More than 6 foot mobility: Ultra-Lok® Self Retracting Lifeline - Device features a swiveling anchor loop, corrosion resistant stainless steel working components and a 11’ (3.3m) nylon webbing lifeline. For added safety, it includes a self-locking hook, impact indicator and a reserve lifeline. 1220362 EZ-Stop® II Shock pack connected in line to help reduce forces and reduce potential damage to web lifeline when rubbing on edge (order separately). 3103108
More Mobility More than 6 foot mobility: Rebel™ SRL - Rebel™ 11 ft. (3.3m) Web Self Retracting Lifeline - The Rebel™ is compact and lightweight, incorporating a durable aluminum housing with 11 ft. of web lifeline and features a self locking hook. Also available with a swivel on the housing. AD111A
Less Mobility Less than 6 foot mobility: EZ Stop® II Arc Flash Lanyard - This arc fl ash lanyard features PVC coated webbing and a Nomex®/Kevlar® shock pack ideal for utility type work. 1240860
Less Mobility Less than 6 foot mobility: ShockWave2™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard - ShockWave2™ shock absorbing lanyards are stretchable for complete freedom of movement. They expand to 6 ft. (1.8m) and contract to 4-1/2 ft. (1.4m) in reaction to your movements, reducing trip hazards. The ShockWave2™ incorporates a unique inner core that immediately begins to extend and absorb energy during a fall. 1244306
Less Mobility Less than 6 foot mobility: EZ Stop® Retrax™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard - This is the first shock absorbing lanyard that retracts automatically to fit the working area. It is a unique alternative to elasticized lanyards. 1241460

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