Q. Why is this topic important?
The topic of fall protections systems for water features safety is important because usually ponds are elevated and form part of an architectural feature, that usually has an unguarded edge that a worker could fall off.
Q. Who does this topic apply to?
The topic of fall protection systems for water features safety applies to all employers, employees and/or contractors that work in or around water features.
Q. What do fall protection systems for water features prevent?
Fall protection systems for water features prevent worker falls that could result in injury and/or death of a work-at-height employee. Engineered fall protection systems at water features instills confidence not only in the staff that use the systems, but also confidence in contractors, and the from the public.
Q. Is this topic legislative or mandatory?
It is mandatory that any unguarded edge that a worker must work around and/or work close to is ensured a fall protection system and/or personal safety equipment to protect themselves while they work.
Q. What is the best practice for fall protection systems for water features?
The best practice for providing fall protection solutions for water features safety is by using guardrails, however, in some cases using a guardrail isn't always the best practice. And in these circumstances a horizontal lifeline solution can be recommended for use.
Q. What types of systems provide solutions to meet the needs of customers with water features in their building designs?
Depending on the building design, and installation requirements of a fall protection system guardrail systems or horizontal lifeline fall protection systems are some of the typical fall protection system solutions used for water features safety. But again, depending on the building design and installation requirements self retracted devices affixed to stand-alone anchors could be considered if the service area is within a small footprint.