JLG Industries, Inc. has debuted a feature that allows a mobile elevating work platform occupant to exit the platform at height and step onto adjacent structures while being tied off to an approved lanyard anchor point on the platform.
The company originally unveiled a Fall Arrest Platform in 2004 but is now offering a system that bolts on to existing platforms to allow more worker flexibility and safety, according to the company.
The Bolt-On Fall Arrest System consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-foot cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.
“Machine operators can often save time by having access beyond the work platform,” said Bill Dovey, senior product manager, booms, JLG Industries, Inc. “Our External Bolt-On Fall Arrest System gives operators the confidence to maneuver safely and securely outside the platform.”
JLG said the systems are ideal for a variety of applications, including aircraft inspection, maintenance and service, roof installation or repair, chimney repair, bridge construction, petrochemical plant construction, inspection maintenance and repair, and steel erection as well as general construction and maintenance.
The External Bolt-On Fall Arrest System meets both ANSI A92.5 and CSA B354.4-02 standards and can be installed by a qualified service representative to any 36 by 72 inch or 36 by 96 inch platform mounted to a JLG boom lift. The system is portable and can be moved from one platform to another, does not require a specially reinforced platform and does not de-rate platform capacity. Fall Arrest solutions are available on all new JLG boom lifts and as an aftermarket accessory through JLG parts.