When working with heavy loads and equipment, it’s important that your cargo is secured at all times. But personal safety should be your number-one priority when you’re working on an elevated surface. That’s why RUD Chain, Inc. produces some of the highest quality fall protection anchorage points in the world. Here’s a look at what anchorage points are, why you need them, and what makes RUD PSA anchorage points a great addition to add to your personal protective equipment (PPE).
Every year, over 300 workers in the construction industry are killed in fall-related accidents. The number rises greatly with jobs in other high-risk industries are considered. Ensuring that you’re safe on the job begins with securing your body to a well-placed and heavy-duty fall protection anchorage point.
Fall protection gear such as full-body harnesses and fall-restraint systems are designed to keep you from falling or injuring yourself in the event that you slip, or if your ladder, scaffolding, or other support structure fails. Anchorage points provide you with a strong, secure attachment to another structure that will prevent you from falling in the event of an accident. In order for this gear to be reliable, high grade anchorage points are essential; the stronger the anchorage point, the greater you chances are of avoiding a serious or even fatal accident.
RUD Chain, Inc. carries two types of fall protection anchorage points in its PSA series. These anchorage points are designed specifically for use with personal safety and fall-protection equipment, and can be attached permanently to structures where frequent fall protection is required. At test basic apply the DIN 795, DIN 50308 as well as the OSHA 1926.502. The PSA and PSA-INOX have a proof load of 22.2 kN/person or 5000lbs/person, exceeding the European Standard. The PSA and PSA-INOX are painted in a yellow powder coating and marked in accordance to DIN EN 365 including statement for the number of load bearing persons (e.g. 1 Person). The PSA-Fall Protection Points have also been certified successfully by the Employers Liability Insurance Association and the Building Industry (BG Bau).
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To learn more about our fall protection anchorage points, contact RUD Chain, Inc. today by calling (800) 553-7993 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re a leading manufacturer of lifting attachments, including hoist rings, load rings, swivel eye bolts, and chains.