THE RIGHT SAFETY GEAR FOR WORKING AT HEIGHT
Access4Hire being a market leader in the South African market for working at height we understand the important role Personal Protective Equipment plays when working at height.
It's always important that when working with any type of access platform that all operatives wear the appropriate safety gear. Generally for boom type MEWPs or Cherry Pickers a full body harness with an adjustable lanyard will be required to provide protection from being catapulted out of the machine in the event of a boom swing, jolt or tilt.
Where appropriate and following a risk assessment, operatives should wear the following:
A hard hat (with a chin strap where appropriate)
Suitable safety footwear
Suitable high visibility vest or jacket
Hearing and eye protection
A full body harness with a restraint lanyard
The International Powered Access Federation promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment worldwide.
ANNUAL HARNESS INSPECTIONS
IPAF recommend that all harnesses are inspected by a competent trained inspector on an annual basis to remain compliant.
To get your harness inspected, simply drop it off at Access4Hire and we’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready for collection. We strive to undertake the inspections as quickly as possible, but please allow up to 3 working days. All harnesses that pass will be issued a compliance certificate.
IPAF HARNESS TRAINING
Having the correct Harness is important but its also vital that users understand how to put the harness on correctly and how to use the harness safely. Access4Hire offer a half day IPAF Harness Training course that instructs how to select, inspect and safely use a harness and associated equipment. It is recommended that anyone who is required to use a powered access platform completes Harness training prior to operator training.
Visit our training page for more information on the full range of accredited courses that we run.