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Issue 3: Provision of PPE for Lifeline Installations – Responsibilities of the Lifeline Designer

When designing a lifeline, it is imperative that the designer undertakes the correct risk assessment of the working area and access routes in order to position the lifeline correctly, should passive safety not be an option.

A key component of this lifeline positioning criteria is the decision on the PPE to be used.
We will discuss the detail regarding Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest in a later issue but suffice it to say that without the decision on the PPE to be used then the position of the lifeline is not properly considered.