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Rigging Equipment

Rigging deals with the use of physical (manual) or mechanical effort in pulling, pushing, lifting, positioning, carrying, or transferring of any load; more specifically to our equipment, rigging work involves using mechanical equipment, such as cranes or hoists, and any associated equipment, such as rope, slings, or chains to move heavy loads or structures. The moving of loads for each type of business is different and requires different rigging equipment.

For example, rigging equipment is used in the aerospace industry to move large components of space shuttles, for moving building materials on construction jobs, and for relocating heavy and large manufacturing machines and machinery. This equipment is also used to lift and reposition large structures such as bridges, move heavy artifacts in museums, and to move medical apparatuses like MRIs in and out of hospitals. Other industries that rigging equipment may be used are in the marine, mining, logging, automotive, railroads, theater, utility plants, oil and gas, and HVAC fields.

The safety factor of rigging work may involve the use of fall protection gear if the rigging work involves a height of 6 feet and higher.

Check out our list of rigging equipment

Non Slip Flooring

It’s not easy keeping an industrial work environment safe. Heavy equipment, scaffolding and chemicals are dangerous by nature, and it takes a lot of time and effort to create a balance between efficiency and safety. That said, keeping employees safe should be one of the first priorities of any business.

Preventing Slips and Falls

Slipping and falling are some of the most common types of workplace accidents. This is particularly true in industrial environments where chemicals or oils regularly spill onto the floor or ground. Since preventing these spills isn’t always possible, it’s necessary to find a safety solution that will prevent your employees from constantly slipping and thus injuring themselves.

The smartest way to handle slippery surfaces is to install special non-slip flooring.  Safety flooring is available in a variety of sizes and styles geared toward every conceivable application. Some types of flooring can maintain a solid grip even when saturated with slippery oils. Non-slip flooring can protect against slippage in industrial environments like automotive factories and assembly areas, oil drilling operations, and any other areas where solvents and oils regularly cause slip hazards.

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can help your business choose and install the right safety flooring for your particular environment. Investing a little bit in safety flooring now can protect your company from employee injuries and the inevitable lost productivity and lawsuits that may come as a result.

Harnesses

Full body harnesses are an absolute requirement forcertain dangerous industrial situations. That said, manyemployees put themselves in perilous positions without wearing a harness.

Unfortunately, even if they decide not to wear a harness,it’s still your responsibility as the owner if something goes wrong.

Choosing the Right Body Harness One of the biggest problems with body harnesses is that many workers find them uncomfortable. Even the best harnesses are quite elaborate, so if they are not fit correctly, it’s easy for them to feel like more of a burden than an aid.  They can also be restrictive, causing workers to feel like they don’t have their normal range of motion and abilities.

For theses reasons, it’s absolutely crucial that you outfit your workers with harnesses that feel as comfortable as possible. Safety studies consistently show that many employees simply won’t wear a harness if it doesn’t feel right — regardless of how dangerous it is to go without one.

The best fall protection harnesses are built with both comfort and safety in mind. As an employer, it’s important that you choose equipment that will protect your crew in addition to keeping them comfortable. Fall protection harnesses should be designed to eliminate several types of safety hazards.

First of all, they need to be strong enough to handle falls of more than six feet. In the event that a fall does occur, they should protect against slamming after a fall, as well as poor posture while the fall is in progress.

Fall protection harnesses come in several different sizes to comfortably accommodate different body types.  Small harnesses are made for people weighing 120 to 160 pounds, medium harnesses accommodate 160 to 220 pounds. Large harnesses are made for people weighing 220 to 300 pounds, while extra large harnesses are for workers that weigh 300 to 350 pounds.

Be sure to buy the right harness for each employee, since an under or overrated harness will not provide the right level of comfort and protection.

Roof Anchors

Roof anchors are a main component of many on-site fall protection systems. They are a flexible means of rigging both temporary and permanent safety systems.

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. has the ability to install roof anchors systems both in new construction
situations and on existing structures. In the latter case, we can install roof anchors with minimal penetration — so there won’t be any damage to your existing roof line.

Installing roof anchors means carefully calculating the amount of load the anchor needs to support during normal operation and in the event of an accidental fall. At the same time, it’s important to make sure that the load (and the anchor itself) will not damage the roof itself. Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. will carefully analyze your new or existing structure to make sure that the anchor works without damaging your building.

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can build roof anchor systems to be used with horizontal lifelines or single point access systems. We can customize a solution to support any roof, regardless of the pitch or materials.

Vertical Lifelines

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc.’s vertical cable based lifelines ensure 100% compliance with all applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI standards for both, construction and general industry.

Our systems allow the user to ascend and descend any type of fixed ladder or vertical structure and does not require the user to hold, push or pull the device, leaving both hands free for climbing. Our systems can be designed and engineered to support up to 4 workers simultaneously. The fall arrestor allows the worker to easily attach or detach from the cable at any given point where it is safe to do so.

In the event of a fall, our ladder safety device instantly becomes activated and locks onto the cable. The system can be attached either directly to the ladder or bolted to the supporting structure itself. All components are made of stainless steel, which makes them suitable for any type of environment.

Uses for this system may include, but are not limited to:

Transmission Towers,
Water Towers,
Fixed Industrial Ladders,
Antennas,
Chimneys,
Silos,
Electricity Pylons,
and Lighting Poles

Horizontal Lifelines

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. specializes in horizontal lifelines  for any application — no matter how large or small.  We take pride in using equipment and methods that leave our clients with systems that meet or exceed local and  federal safety guidelines.

Our horizontal lifelines will help you get your facilities into compliance with OSHA’s standards for general industry and construction. In a horizontal lifeline system, the worker wears a full body harness, which is then connected to the horizontal lifeline with either a shock absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline (SRL).

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. understands that each application is different, so we design our fall protection systems to work as smoothly and comfortably as possible under any circumstance. Our solutions are totally customizable, which is why we spend time on site meeting with you and your employees, and examining the equipment  that we’re going to be working with. We offer different types of horizontal lifelines, depending on the size and length of  your application.

For multi-span systems, Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. offers smooth intermediate anchorage supports that allow the lifeline to travel the entire length of the system. This means that the user can travel from one end of the line to the other without ever having to unhook or bypass a stiff intermediary support — increasing safety, comfort, and productivity.

All our horizontal lifelines take advantage of marine grade 316 stainless steel cable. This results in safety systems that are strong, long lasting and easy on the eyes. Whether you are installing a multi span system or a short beam and trolley system, you can be sure that your equipment meets and exceeds every possible safety standard.

Annual Recertifications

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. specializes in the annual inspection and service of manufactured fall protection systems. Manufacturers of fall protection systems, require the entire system be inspected each year by a qualified individual for warranty purposes.

Pacific Rim Fall Protection’s comprehensive annual inspection and service is second to none in the industry for quality and price.

 

 

 

Workplace safety is an important issue for a number of reasons.

First of all, it’s always a good idea to keep your most important asset — your employees — protected. Lost work hours relating to on-the-job injuries can be severely damaging to any company. And it can be incredibly frustrating when you know that the accident was fully preventable.

As important as workplace safety is, it is not always easy to get your company up to speed with the maze of local and federal regulations. While these regulations were written with the best intentions (keeping people safe is, after all, an extremely noble purpose), they can be confusing and difficult to navigate. For this reason, many companies make the mistake of settling into a state of non-compliance. If you are a smart business owner, however, you know that non-compliance simply isn’t an option.

Federal and state safety regulations are intended to help companies establish practices that are known to be the safest and the best way of operating in any particular field. Sometimes it seems that these regulations are asking a lot, but the reality is that you’re better off safe than sorry

 

 

 

 

Accidental falls are the leading cause of workplace deaths, and at Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc., we have the knowledge, engineering skills and equipment to quickly improve the overall safety of your facilities. In many cases, the solutions that we offer will actually exceed mandated legal regulations and OSHA standards.

In the event that an injury does occur, your business might be faced with lawsuits relating to the accident. If it is proved that you were not in compliance with federal and local regulations,  you might suffer severe financial penalties. Even if you were in  compliance, you might still have to pay out large sums to the injured employee.

To put it simply, workplace accidents are something you always want to avoid.

We will inspect your systems for wear, tear, and overall integrity of the system at hand. We will then supply you with a comprehensive report of each system, and if all inspections pass, then we document your inspection and re-certify the system for another year of compliance.

Training

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc.’s unique approach to onsite fall protection training, gives employees the knowledge and experience needed to use and maintain fall protection systems and equipment, properly and safely.

We teach you how to operate and maintain your equipment, and give you a manual to answer any questions you might have at a later date.

Since 1994 OSHA requires a training program for every employee that might be exposed to fall hazards.  Training must include the following:

1. How to recognize and minimize fall hazards
2. The nature of the fall hazards in the work area
3. Procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the specific fall protection systems used
4. Use, operation, and limitations of fall protection systems
5. The user’s role in fall protection systems

Have you ever heard of orthostatic intolerance or venous pooling ? Hopefully, with a fall arrest system in place, you will never have to find out. These two ailments can occur due to suspension trauma — what a fallen employee who is hanging by the fall protection system experiences.

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can train your employees to asses a situation after a fall has occurred, and how to re-act to these two ailments with quick action and a rescue plan averting a possible fatal outcome.

Training is valid for two years in most situations. Circumstances where retraining is required include, but are not limited to, situations where:

1. Changes in the workplace render previous training obsolete; or
2. Changes in the types of fall protection systems or equipment to be
used render previous training obsolete; or
3. Inadequacies in an affected employee’s knowledge or use of fall
protection systems or equipment indicate that the employee has
not retained the requisite understanding or skill.

We supply you with a written certification of all required training that must be maintained by each employer. All of our training is conducted at the client’s location and is customized to site specifics. Whether it’s a group of 5 or 500, Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. will customize a training program that meets your needs and helps create a safe and healthful work environment.

Installation, Inspection and Certification

As competent, qualified, and certified installers, we install your safety system to adhere to all federal and state regulations. The proper installation of any fall protection system is key to the integrity of the system.

After installation, the system is thoroughly inspected and tested to make sure that each component performs to required specifications.

After the inspection and testing is completed and your system has passed OSHA and ANSI regulations, we certify the system for use, and then provide thorough training by us to ensure that each employee fully understands the operation.

What is the difference between competent and qualified?

A “competent person” is defined by OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32 (f) as someone”… who is capable of identifying existing and predicable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees,
and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them”

OSHA 29 CFR 1926.32 (m) defines a “qualified person” as someone”… who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or who by extensive knowledge, training, and experience, has successfully demonstrated his ability to solve or resolve problems relating to the subject matter, work, or the project”

We also provide annual inspection and  re-certification services for your systems  — whether we installed them or someone else did.