Fall Protection Systems Solutions
We provide tailored fall protection system design and servicing to ensure the safety of your employees at heights.
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At Mathews Mechanical, we are dedicated to helping you keep your workers safe. We offer a comprehensive range of fall protection systems designed to meet the unique needs of your work environment. Our team of experts will assist you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the installation and maintenance of your system.
With our state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology, we can handle even the most complex and demanding projects with ease. Whether you need to protect your workers from falls on construction sites, maintenance tasks or other elevated surfaces, our knowledgeable staff is committed to delivering efficient and effective solutions that exceed your expectations.
The Importance of Fall Protection
According to OSHA, fall protection was the most frequently cited violation in 2020. As a result of falls, more than 260,000 United States workers missed a day of work — and, tragically, nearly 800 died. This highlights the importance of having a personal fall protection system, especially if your workers often work from overhead platforms, elevated workstations, or work in small spaces.
At Mathews Mechanical, we take an experience-based approach to designing and installing fall protection systems for your workplace to ensure the safety of your employees and compliance with OSHA standards.
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Types of Fall Protection Systems
We understand that every workplace has different fall hazards and requirements, so we offer a range of fall protection systems to ensure your workers are always safe. Here are some of the most common types of fall protection systems and how they work in different work environments:
Personal Fall Arrest Systems
A personal fall arrest system (PFAS) is a combination of equipment and techniques used to arrest an individual’s fall from an elevated surface. This type of fall protection system typically includes a full-body harness, a connecting lanyard or self-retracting lifeline, and an anchorage point. In the event of a fall, the connecting device will activate and arrest the fall, preventing the worker from hitting the ground. PFAS are used in construction, roofing, and other industries where workers frequently work at heights.
Personal Fall Restraint Systems
A personal fall restraint system (PFRS) is designed to prevent a worker from falling from an elevated surface by keeping them within a certain area. This system is similar to the PFAS but focuses on creating safety by holding workers within a secure safe.
The connecting device is designed to keep the worker within a certain distance of the anchorage point, preventing them from reaching the edge of the elevated surface. PFRS are installed in places where workers need to access elevated surfaces but don’t need to move beyond a certain point, such as maintenance and inspection tasks.
A guardrail system is a barrier that prevents workers from falling from dangerous heights. Guardrail systems include posts, top rails, midrails, and toe boards. The posts are anchored to the elevated surface, and the top rail, midrail, and toe board are placed on top of the posts to create a barrier.
Guardrail systems are regularly used in construction, roofing, and other industries where workers are frequently working at heights.
Safety Net Systems
This type of fall protection system catches a falling worker and prevents them from hitting the ground with its careful design. Safety net systems consist of a net, anchorage point, and support system. The net is placed beneath the elevated surface, and the anchorage point is used to secure the net to the surface.
The support system holds the net in place and prevents it from sagging. Safety net systems are utilized in construction, roofing, and other industries where workers are frequently working at heights.
Fall Arrest Ladder Systems
A fall arrest ladder system is a ladder that has been designed to provide fall protection while climbing. This type of fall protection system is made with a ladder, anchorage point, and a connecting device. In the event of a fall, the connecting device will activate and arrest the fall, preventing the worker from hitting the ground.
Fall arrest ladder systems are frequently installed in places where workers need to access elevated surfaces by ladder, such as roofing and maintenance.
Travel Restraint Systems
The travel restraint system (TRS) was developed to prevent a worker from falling while moving along an elevated surface. The harness is worn by the worker and is connected to the connecting device, which is then connected to the anchorage point.
The connecting device keeps the worker within a certain distance from the anchorage point, allowing them to move along the surface while keeping them safe from falling. TRS are used when workers need to move along an elevated surface to access different areas, such as maintenance and inspection tasks on bridges, towers, or pipelines.
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Case Study: Rail Yard Fall Protection System
When a commercial rail yard in need of fall protection expertise approached Mathews Mechanical, our team was ready to take on the challenge. The project involved modifying existing fall protection equipment at the maintenance yard of the rail yard, which required the installation of safety netting to prevent falls when no vehicles were present.
As the rail yard’s existing safety netting had deteriorated and was visibly worn, Mathews Mechanical worked closely with the client to understand the project’s specifications and safety requirements. We then procured a new set of safety netting from our trusted supplier and installed it, ensuring complete safety compliance.
Thanks to the expertise and precision of the Mathews Mechanical team, the commercial rail yard now has a reliable and effective fall protection system in place, providing a safe working environment for its employees.
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Fall Protection Systems Solutions
At Mathews Mechanical, we understand that safety is a top priority for any workplace, which is why we offer a variety of fall protection systems to meet the unique needs of your business. Our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to design, fabricate, install, and maintain fall protection systems for a wide array of industries. We are proud to offer fall protection products from the industry’s most reliable distributors, and we ensure that all our products and services meet the highest quality standards.
Whether you need personal fall arrest systems, guardrail systems, safety net systems, fall arrest ladder systems, travel restraint systems, or any other type of fall protection system, Mathews Mechanical has you covered. We also provide maintenance and inspection services to keep your fall protection systems up to code and operating smoothly.