Between Sutro Mountain and Twin Peaks, Sutro Tower, standing at over 900 feet, is an icon to the residents and visitors of San Francisco.
Product recalls and other safety notices from Capital Safety are sorted by date of release.
Thank you for playing along with our April Fool's shenanigans! Ever wish you could customize your fall protection equipment to match your personality, or your company brand? Bored of the same old colors harnesses often come in? For a limited time only, you can purchase the Gravitizer Harness Kit.
Selecting anchor points is a challenging aspect for fall protection systems. It is never a good idea to assume an anchor is strong enough to stop a fall. Ideally, every anchor point should be engineered. Considerations for the strength, location, and adequate clearance of non-engineered anchorages need to be made.
Product safety notices from AustriAlpin are sorted by date of release.
So you’ve got yourself a Z-rig. Maybe Santa even brought you that tactical version you’ve been asking for. Now what? There are a lot of uses for a Z-rig, but let’s look at a few ways to make it easy to use.
10% off through January 2016. You will find Z-rig setups in every industry - a handy team of a rope grab, carabiner, and pulley. It's a compact system that affords the user the ability to quickly redirect lines and lift a great amount of weight. Not to mention, the extra equipment with their versatile application, a Z-rig set up is a smart addition to your gear stash.
There is something to be said about the excitement of taking pictures from above, and also nothing more dangerous if you're not prepared to do so. Follow Gravitec's own photographer as he takes you through what it takes to safely get that perfect shot when at height.
Fall Protection Equipment Inspection. PART 3
Fall Protection Equipment Inspection. PART 2
A few quick inspection guides. More coming soon.
All product recalls dating back to 2005.
Understanding which class is right for you.
The Y-lanyard, giving you a greater range of motion.
The critical component to any fall protection system.
The KASK line of safety helmets offer the best in comfort and safety.
A great selection of gear for any tower or turbine climber.
The wear indicator on this descender isn't obvious and you might not be inspecting it correctly.
The Hierarchy of Fall Protection is the preferred order of control to eliminate or reduce fall hazards. This methodology mirrors common safety practices for hazard abatement beginning with elimination and ending with administrative controls.
Fall protection helmets save lives. Whether guarding your head from falling objects or offering protection in the event of a fall, a helmet is an essential piece of gear for anyone working at height. We've put six helmets to the test and ranked them based on their comfort, adjustability, weight and added features.
Every time, before you climb, have a co-worker perform a Buddy Check to ensure your harness is fit correctly.
A lot has changed since the 50's, but a helmet and safety glasses are still the number one way to keep your head safe on the job.
All fall protection wears out and must be inspected before each use by the authorized person. Many accidents and fatalities have occurred because equipment was not inspected.
Nothing says greenhorn more than fumbling to get your harness on the right way. This short video will give you a few easy steps to make sure your fall protection harness is properly positioned for maximum comfort and complete safety.
A Full Body Harness is an integral part of any fall protection system. With so many innovations in harness design it can be difficult to select the perfect harness. We’ve reviewed these harnesses against four criteria to ensure that you’ll have the most comfortable and efficient climb every time.
From a tricky redirect in a tight spot to an unconscious climber hanging 100 feet off the nearest platform, wind turbine rescue can be difficult and dangerous.
Charles Hughes and his son Devin were excited when they ended up in the same Tower Climber & Rescue Trainer and Refresher course.
Connecting hardware is essential to a dependable fall protection system. Know your carabiners, snaphooks and kiloNewtons.
Gravitec's trainers log over 50,000 training hours a year and try every piece of fall protection gear imaginable. Here are some of their favorites.
In observance of National Safety Month, we re-created one of the most iconic images in fall protection history, "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper."
Product recalls and other safety notices from Guardian Fall Protection are sorted by date of release.
Photo taken at the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Gravitec is happy to announce its partnership with Latchways ManSafe.
Recently, one of our trainers, Levi Delong, ventured to Zion National Park, where he was taken aback by the beauty of the landscape.
Product recalls and other safety notices from PenSafe are sorted by date of release.
Product recalls and other safety notices from Miller Fall Protection are sorted by date of release.
Product recalls and other safety notices from 3M are sorted by date of release.
Product recalls and other safety notices from MSA are sorted by date of release.
Product recalls and other safety notices from Genie are sorted by date of release.
Product recalls and other safety notices from FallTech are sorted by date of release.
Product recalls and other safety notices from Petzl are sorted by date of release.
A list of past announcements dating from 2011 back to 2007.
Video's featuring Gravitec's G4 and TR kit in action.
Gravitec has designed the most comprehensive and versatile tower rescue system on the market. The TR (Tower Rescue) System is safe, simple and effective. "Ease of use" was our mantra when we designed this system. We reduced the necessary technical skills that the rescuer needs to evacuate himself or rescue a stranded coworker.
The G4 Kit has been enhanced from a wind industry-specific rescue and evacuation system into a versatile rescue and evacuation kit that meets the demands of nearly every industry working at height.
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