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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.

Assessment: Design and Implementation

The best way to proceed on any project is to visit the actual project site, so we can review the details of the safety situation. In many cases, however, we can proceed based on input provided through phone conversations, e-mails, and blueprints or structural drawings.

After we have completed the site assessment or the clients detailed input, we start the design process incorporating the necessary components of the safety system.

Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. adheres strictly to the concept of “Value by Design”. This means that all of the safety systems we offer are designed to be safe, friendly and inexpensive to maintain. The amount you invest in a safety system today will be paid back many times in the future.

When purchasing fall protection systems, it is important to use a contractor who has the ability to see the project through from planning to completion. This means more than just finding someone who can build a good piece of
equipment. Fall protection systems usually require complex customization, as well as training and certification for employees once the system is in place.

We start by sending a registered engineer to the site to help you develop a system for your particular application. Our engineers take building and equipment shapes and sizes into consideration and will work with you to make sure the final product is both effective and expandable should you need to make changes down the road.

We work with a manufacturer of superior fall protection components and a custom fabrication service, were we will assemble the best components and/or custom fabrication needed to meet your project’s requirements.

Once the design is complete and approved, detailed engineering drawings can be prepared and reviewed by structural, mechanical and safety engineers to ensure the integrity of the design.