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What are the key components of a fall protection system?

Nearly all fall protection equipment is made of 4 key parts.

  1. The anchorage and anchorage connector - The anchorage is usually referred to as the tie-off point. An example of an anchorage would be an I-beam or an engineered fall protection system like a Gorbel Tether Track System.
  2. The anchorage connector - The anchorage connector is used to pair the connecting device to the anchorage.
  3. The connecting device - The connecting device is the link that joins the body wear to the anchorage connector.

Do I have to be certified to maintain or repair overhead cranes and monorails?

Yes. According to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standard,B30.11 you need to have your maintenance and repair personnel certified to work on overhead cranes and monorails.

Revised in 2010, the most apparent change to the B30.11 standard is the addition of Chapter 11 – 4, “Maintenance Training and Maintenance.”   B30.11-4.1 states, “Maintenance training shall be provided to promote proficient adjustments, repairs, and replacements on crane and monorail systems….”

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