- Construction Applications
Most people don’t realize how many industrial situations require good fall protection equipment, and in many cases this realization only comes after an accident has occurred. Fall protection is particularly important on construction sites, where workers are consistently exposed to platforms with no walls, or even structures with no floors at all. The problem with construction fall protection is that there is no one answer — systems usually need to be designed to fit each particular scenario.
Since Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. specializes in everything from safety equipment design to construction and application, we are fully prepared to build safety systems for even the most complex and challenging situations. Whether you’re building a low rise warehouse or a municipal bridge, Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. has the equipment and expertise to make your construction site as safe as possible.
If you need to set up a safety system for a construction site, the best thing to do is to call us for a consultation. We’ll meet with your contractors and project managers and work with them to develop a safety system that works for your specific job. We’ll also build the equipment on-site and will be flexible enough to make changes when needed.
Accidents are an unfortunate reality that all business owners should take seriously. Fortunately, modern technology and advancements in engineering have allowed business owners to purchase and install safety systems that are highly effective in preventing and reducing the seriousness of on-the-job accidents.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 1,048 construction workers were killed on the job in 1995. Among these deaths, 335 (or 32%) resulted from falls. That’s a significant number, and it’s the reason why Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. focuses our efforts on reducing and eliminating workplace falls.
Falls aren’t just a big part of workplace accidents — they are actually the leading cause of deaths on the job in the construction industry. In order to protect yourself and your company, it’s absolutely essential that you take every possible step to keep your workers secure. Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can help you design a fall protection system tailored to your particular application — no matter what that might be.
Among the tools we use in our fall prevention systems are guardrails, lifelines, safety nets, and enclosed platforms. We will meet with you on site and help you determine which type of apparatus best fits your situation. The best part about our designs is that they are customizable and expandable: we build safety equipment with our client’s current and future needs in mind.
- Aircraft Hangers
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. provides fixed and mobile cable or rigid rail systems that allow workers complete access to an aircraft’s fuselage, wings and tail.
Our fixed systems comply with OSHA requirements and are mounted to the hangar for indoor applications.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. uses components that are on the forefront of the industry to provide our clients with mobile systems that can be used both indoor and outdoor.
- Arenas & Stadiums
Stadiums, arenas and amphitheatres are visited around the world for sporting events, concerts, conventions and trade shows. As part of the audience, we seldom remember that the lights, sound, and video components are all being operated by riggers – workers that expose themselves daily to heights, and potential falls. We also forget about the maintenance workers that inspect, clean and maintain roofs, windows, catwalks, and trusses. There are different types of fall protection systems available for these venues, including platforms with guardrails, safety nets, and horizontal lifelines.
The best system for stage riggers and roof maintenance workers is the horizontal lifeline. We also offer rigging equipment.
Safety is a crucial component of any business, not just those that operate in traditionally dangerous areas like construction and heavy industry, but even business that effect our entertainment and sport venues.
Whatever your business type may be, there are certain safety procedures and systems to ensure the safety of your employees
and your company.
All too often, people only think about safety after an accident has happened.
Facilities which utilize conveyers to transport goods often have to perform maintenance services on those conveyers. There is also a tendency for blockages to occur at any point along a conveyer. When such situations arise employees are often required to clear such blockages or perform routine maintenance in areas not accessible by other more conventional methods, and in which a serious fall could occur.
Since the majority of conveyer systems rarely follow a straight line, Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can design a system that incorporates the turns, bends, inclines and declines of your conveyer system, while also maintaining the necessary clearance requirements to allow for the unobstructed flow of goods.
An inherent danger exists for those who are required to operate, ascend, descend or perform maintenance on various types of cranes and crane rails.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. will design and engineer a system that incorporates single point anchors, vertical and horizontal lifelines which allow a worker continuous and uninterrupted protection.
Our applications will not compromise the integrity of the crane or obstruct the cranes mobility.
Overhead Cranes: Establishing a Safe Working Environment
Cranes are dangerous pieces of equipment, as anyone who has operated one or simply worked around one knows all too well. That said, cranes are crucial pieces of equipment in many manufacturing and construction environments.
So how do you balance safety with efficiency? The key is to carefully examine and plan the safety system around your crane operation areas.
The first step in establishing crane safety is recognizing that everyone around the crane is in a potential danger area. This includes crane operators as well as the ground crew and anyone who is responsible for maintenance on the equipment itself. Because the safety issues are so complex, an all-encompassing solution is required.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. is in the business of solving exactly this type of problem.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. specializes in the design, engineering and construction of crane safety systems. These systems include anchors, lifelines and climbing safety equipment. We also understand that crane operation requires a certain level of freedom of movement, so we work hard to make sure that your safety system does not interfere with the operation or maintenance of the crane.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can help you with every step of your safety equipment purchase, from conceptualizing a design to engineering the solution, and finally constructing the actual safety equipment. Our trained, registered engineers will work with you on site to adapt a solution that maximizes safety without interfering with your everyday operations. We can also make sure that your safety systems are up-to-date and in compliance with local and federal regulations.
- Truck & Trailer Applications
In areas where truck loading/unloading takes place, workers are often required to climb on top of loads in order to check and properly secure loads before transportation can take place. In such instances, deaths have occurred when workers have accidentally fallen from these heights.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. provides beam and trolley and cable-based horizontal life lines for trucks, tankers and trailers that are in enclosed loading/unloading facilities, tarping areas, wash bays and stand alone service areas.
These systems protect the worker from the time his/her feet leave the ground and enable the system user to move freely the required length of the entire area while performing his/her necessary duties.
All cable and components are marine grade 316 stainless steel to ensure a long lifespan in any type of environment.
- Railcar Application
Employees required to work on top of railcars are exposed to the risk of serious injuries should an accidental fall occur.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. provides various means of protecting workers while engaged in work activities on top of railcars. Pacific Rim’s engineered beam and trolley and cable-based horizontal lifelines provide non-intrusive, user friendly fall arrest and restraint over the entire work area.
No matter if your employee’s task is sampling, loading, unloading, inspecting, servicing or maintenance, our systems will easily allow the user to work on top of the railcar safely, and without compromising the worker’s productivity.
Depending on the work area, our systems can be attached to either existing structures or freestanding anchors installed to accommodate your new fall arrest/restraint system. Systems range in length depending on our customers needs from a single railcar to 100+ railcars, and can be designed to provide coverage over multiple tracks running perpendicular to each other and around bends.
- Rooftop Applications
Fall protection systems are extremely important for rooftop workers due to adverse weather conditions such as wind, snow or rain and the inherent danger of tripping hazards, skylights and unprotected leading edges.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. provides OSHA compliant, horizontal lifeline systems, roof anchors and guardrail systems to protect workers conducting maintenance, inspection and repairs on rooftops.
Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc.’s objective on any roof is to utilize a system that restrains a fall as opposed to arresting a fall. Our roof anchors are aesthetically pleasing, require minimal roof penetration and can be installed on any finished roof or new construction project. Systems can be designed for multiple users and can incorporate a vertical system used to reach the roof area so that the worker is protected from the time his/her feet leave the ground. Systems can be designed to navigate corners and bends allowing workers full access and continuous coverage over the entire roof area.
Our OSHA compliant systems are designed to absorb the forces generated by a fall, thus transferring minimum loads to the roof itself.
Roof maintenance and construction can be a dangerous proposition. Working on a roof usually means being exposed to harsh
weather elements which can be amplified when you’re exposed on the top of a high building. Combine this with the fact that most roofs don’t have sidewalls and you have the potential for a lot of accidents.
For this reason, most companies choose to install robust fall protection systems for workers who need to regularly gain access to the roof. Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. specializes in building this very type of system.
Regardless of the size of your structure or application, we have the necessary expertise and tools to build a solution that will keep your employees as safe as possible in even the most dangerous of conditions.
- Ladder Applications
Preventing accidents requires foresight in predicting and protecting against anything that can and might go wrong. It is the responsibility of the employer to create and maintain a work environment that is safe as possible.
Ladder safety is a particularly important issue in industrial and construction environments. Ladder falls are a leading cause of injury and, even deaths, in work environments. Keeping your equipment well maintained and your employees well informed are the best ways to reduce and eliminate ladder accidents.
Tips for Ladder Safety
Ladders should always be free of grease, oil and other materials that might cause slippage. In addition, always pay close attention to the maximum supported weight of your ladder, and make sure your are not overloading it. Remember that a ladder is only as stable as the ground that it is sitting on, so make sure to secure the legs as much as possible, particularly if they’re resting on loose or soft ground.
For permanent ladder fixtures, the best way to prevent falls is to install a safety cage around them. Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. can design and construct ladder safety systems for any type of ladder. We specialize in designing and building temporary and permanent fixtures customized to your particular size and weight requirements. In
addition, we can make sure your ladders meet federal and state safety codes.
- Bridge and Dam Applications
Dams and bridges are structural and architectural marvels, each in their own right. Built to withstand
extraordinary forces and last forever in unforgiving climates, these massive structures, like any other,
require maintenance and inspections from time to time.
Performing these functions requires putting a worker in compromising positions with little or no chance
of survival, should a fall occur. That is unless the worker is protected by a horizontal lifeline, vertical
lifeline, single anchor point or combination thereof.
Our systems exceed OSHA standards, giving the user the confidence of knowing they are protected
against the unexpected. Pacific Rim Fall Protection, Inc. takes into consideration the many variables that
effect your particular situation, such as hydro conditions, wind, humidity and temperature variances when
determining the best solution for your specific needs.