The Werner Brand has long been associated with ladders and, from what I see on our job sites, appears to be the brand most commonly used. Both Werner and Little Giant, (an Electrical Training Alliance Platinum Level Partner) have designed ladders with unique features to increase safety and productivity for end users. Werner, in 2021, expanded their line of products to include fall protection equipment such as harnesses, lanyards and a wide variety of anchors. They now have quite a large selection of fall protection products to choose from that can solve almost any gravity based issue we might encounter. Another great resource they provide is on-the-job fall protection training for our contractors at no charge. During the class, they build upon the sobering fatality statistics related to falls in the construction industry and review the A – B – C & Ds of basic fall protection equipment use. The Anchor(s), the Body wear, the Connecting devices – lanyards and SRLs and lastly the Deceleration distances necessary to establish proper anchor point location. I recently attended one of their training sessions for Stoner Electric and was quite impressed. I learned a couple of things as well. If possible, I plan to arrange for them to conduct this training for our apprentices during OSHA 30. Whether your employers use Werner or one of their competitors fall protection equipment, OSHA requires written documentation that employees exposed to fall hazards be properly trained on how to reduce exposure, proper use of PPE and rescue / emergency actions if one were to fall. For more info on Werner F P Training contact me.
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