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Issue 7 (Part 6 of 10): Ladder Cages vs Fall Arrest Systems

So, over the last few issues we have addressed fall protection through fall prevention, fall restraint and fall arrest.

But what happens when you are faced with a situation where the recognised method of providing safety just doesn’t work?

 

 

Do you question it?

Do you just accept that “it’s the way it’s always been done”?

Well, in the case of ladder cages this may be a fatal acceptance.

You may be asking why this topic is being covered in the Work at Height Regulations series? Simple, Ladder Cages are widely used to “fulfil the requirements” of the regulations, even though the risk of injury and potential death is still prevalent. ​