Incident alert

LOCATION:
CONSTRUCTION/DELIVERY SITE
ACTIVITY:
ACCESS & EGRESS & WORKING AT HEIGHT
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
Normal
DATE ISSUED:
15/02/2010
INCIDENT No:
00252

TITLE
Attaching Lanyard to Fall Arrest Harness
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Safety Alert received from Build Safe United Arab Emirates:

A contractor caught his leg in the lanyard of his harness. He fell and sustained a cut that required six stitches.

(see additional pdf)
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES




LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
Use a shorter lanyard

Use a lanyard with a retractable line

Attach the lanyard such that it does not loop below the knee

A method should be selected which takes into consideration the type of work being done and the conditions at the work site.

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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES




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