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Sutro Tower Fall Protection Survey

Sutro Tower Fall Protection Survey

Between Sutro Mountain and Twin Peaks, Sutro Tower, standing at over 900 feet, is an icon to the residents and visitors of San Francisco.
Capital Safety & Recall Notices

Capital Safety & Recall Notices

Product recalls and other safety notices from Capital Safety are sorted by date of release.
Gravitizer Harness Kit

Gravitizer Harness Kit

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

Selecting Anchor Points

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.
AustriAlpin Safety Notice

AustriAlpin Safety Notice

Product safety notices from AustriAlpin are sorted by date of release.
The Z-Rig Followup

The Z-Rig Followup

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.
The Z-Rig

The Z-Rig

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.
Taking Better Photos at height

Taking Better Photos at height

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.
Inspecting: Impact Indicators | Stitching | Labels

Inspecting: Impact Indicators | Stitching | Labels

Fall Protection Equipment Inspection. PART 3
Inspecting: Corrosion | Paint | Chemical Exposure/Contact

Inspecting: Corrosion | Paint | Chemical Exposure/Contact

Fall Protection Equipment Inspection. PART 2
Inspecting: Abrasion/Wear | Cuts/Tears | Burns/Heat/Slag

Inspecting: Abrasion/Wear | Cuts/Tears | Burns/Heat/Slag

A few quick inspection guides. More coming soon.
Product Recalls, Safety Alerts & Notices

Product Recalls, Safety Alerts & Notices

All product recalls dating back to 2005.
Selecting a Fall Protection Training Class

Selecting a Fall Protection Training Class

Understanding which class is right for you.
The Advantage of Y-Lanyards

The Advantage of Y-Lanyards

The Y-lanyard, giving you a greater range of motion.
Energy Absorbers

Energy Absorbers

The critical component to any fall protection system.
Kask Helmets

Kask Helmets

The KASK line of safety helmets offer the best in comfort and safety.
Climber Kits

Climber Kits

A great selection of gear for any tower or turbine climber.
Inspecting your PETZL I'D Descender

Inspecting your PETZL I'D Descender

The wear indicator on this descender isn't obvious and you might not be inspecting it correctly.
Hierarchy of Fall Protection

Hierarchy of Fall Protection

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.
Helmet Comparison - Reviews and Ratings

Helmet Comparison - Reviews and Ratings

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.
Harness Buddy Check

Harness Buddy Check

Every time, before you climb, have a co-worker perform a Buddy Check to ensure your harness is fit correctly.
Better Safe Than Sorry

Better Safe Than Sorry

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.
Fall Protection Harness Inspection

Fall Protection Harness Inspection

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.
How to Don a Full Body Harness

How to Don a Full Body Harness

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.
Tower Harness Comparison, Ratings, and Reviews

Tower Harness Comparison, Ratings, and Reviews

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.
Wild Horse Wind Farm

Wild Horse Wind Farm

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.
Two Generations of Gravitec

Two Generations of Gravitec

Charles Hughes and his son Devin were excited when they ended up in the same Tower Climber & Rescue Trainer and Refresher course.
Carabiners, snaphooks and kiloNewtons

Carabiners, snaphooks and kiloNewtons

Connecting hardware is essential to a dependable fall protection system. Know your carabiners, snaphooks and kiloNewtons.
What We Use: Our Favorite Carabiners

What We Use: Our Favorite Carabiners

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.
June is National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month

In observance of National Safety Month, we re-created one of the most iconic images in fall protection history, "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper."
Guardian Fall Protection Recalls

Guardian Fall Protection Recalls

Product recalls and other safety notices from Guardian Fall Protection are sorted by date of release.
Subaru Telescope Photo Essay

Subaru Telescope Photo Essay

Photo taken at the Subaru Telescope in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.
Latchways

Latchways

Gravitec is happy to announce its partnership with Latchways ManSafe.
Zion National Park

Zion National Park

Recently, one of our trainers, Levi Delong, ventured to Zion National Park, where he was taken aback by the beauty of the landscape.
PenSafe Recalls

PenSafe Recalls

Product recalls and other safety notices from PenSafe are sorted by date of release.
Miller by Honeywell Recalls

Miller by Honeywell Recalls

Product recalls and other safety notices from Miller Fall Protection are sorted by date of release.
3M Recalls

3M Recalls

Product recalls and other safety notices from 3M are sorted by date of release.
MSA Safety Notices

MSA Safety Notices

Product recalls and other safety notices from MSA are sorted by date of release.
Genie Safety Notices

Genie Safety Notices

Product recalls and other safety notices from Genie are sorted by date of release.
FallTech Safety Notices

FallTech Safety Notices

Product recalls and other safety notices from FallTech are sorted by date of release.
Petzl Recalls

Petzl Recalls

Product recalls and other safety notices from Petzl are sorted by date of release.
Archived Announcements

Archived Announcements

A list of past announcements dating from 2011 back to 2007.
Rescue System Videos

Rescue System Videos

Video's featuring Gravitec's G4 and TR kit in action.
TR (Tower Rescue) System

TR (Tower Rescue) System

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.
G4 Rescue Kit

G4 Rescue Kit

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.
The Edge Newsletter

The Edge Newsletter

Every month The EDGE is packed with safety alerts, educations videos and developments in fall safety and rescue. Stay on top of emerging and newly recognized work hazards and gain exclusive access to promotions and product launches when you read The EDGE.
Download the Welcome Packet

Download the Welcome Packet

Thank you for choosing Gravitec for your training needs. To ensure your visit is a safe and an enjoyable one, we’ve put together this informative packet...
Testing Video Page

Testing Video Page

Videos featuring Gravitec's testing facility.
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