The Importance of High Quality Fall Protection Anchorage Points
Fri, 13 November 2015
Ultimate Safety working at Heights with RUD Fall Protection Anchorage Points
According to RIDDOR falls from height were the most common cause of fatalities from 2013/2014, accounting for nearly three in ten (29%) fatal injuries to workers than any other injury kind. The importance of safety working at heights and the use of top quality fall protection equipment is clear to see from the figures above.
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of over 500 different different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, RUD take the safety of their products very seriously and are continually innovating and developing their products to meet the highest safety standards.
Safety is imperative when working at heights and across potentially hazardous working environments. RUD fall protection anchorage points provide an ultimate safety factor by permanently attaching to structures where frequent fall protection is required. They are used across a wide range of industries when working at height from; the rail sector to bridge construction, construction and wind tower installation and maintenance to name a few.
The RUD fall protection anchorage point range consists of the PSA-VRS (STAR-POINT) and the PSA-INOX-STAR. These anchorage points are not lifting points of the traditional type; they are designed as fixing points which means that they can be used as personnel protection equipment.
RUD Chains Fall Protection Anchorage Points have been certified successfully by the Employers Liability Insurance Association and the Building Industry (BG Bau). The components correspond to the European Directive for “personnel protection equipment” (89/686/EWG) and are marked with the CE-Stamp as well as with the number of person (1 or 2 persons) which can be carried.
The INOX-STAR RUD lifting point offers many distinctive features to the user. It can be used as an anchor point for personal protective equipment acc. to DIN EN 795, certified by the German BG BAU (Employer´s insurance association of the building industry). It offers an impressive 50% higher working load limit than the DIN eye bolt and can be turned and adjusted to any load direction 360°. The INOX star is 100% crack detected and offers a high resistance to corrosion.
The PSA STARPOINT is also used as an anchor point for personal protective equipment acc. to DIN EN 795. It offers a safety factor of 4:1, made from forged material 1.6541, is high tensile quenched and tempered and 100% electromagnetic crack inspected according to En 1677-1.
RUD are continually innovating and developing their extensive product range to stay at the forefront of their customers’ demands and safety requirements. Help ensure your workers safety when working at heights with RUD’s Fall Protection Equipment.