• Published: 12 May 2011
  • Incident ID: 3149

SAFETY WARNING, HACA fixed rail vertical fall arrest system type 0529.7102

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of PPE/RPE
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Drilling unit

Incident Activity

Any Activity Type

Incident Info Source

Specific Incident Equipment

HACA fixed rail vertical fall arrest system type 0529.7102

Lessons Identified

Details of the warning, testing carried out and further information can be found at ;

Incident Recommendations

"Action on UsersAll those using or having responsibility for this type of HACA Leitern 0529.7102 fixed rail fall arrest system should immediately cease using them. Users of this HACA Leitern 0529.7102 equipment and users of other fall arrest equipment of the Vertical Rigid Rail type or Vertical Guided Type covered by BS EN 353-1:2002 are advised to consider the safety of their systems of work and the application of hierarchy of precautions in the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and, in particular, to ensure that the important information contained in the 2004 HSE Safety Warning is heeded. HSE tests have shown that the use of an anthropomorphic dummy can provide a useful contribution towards determining a safe system of work".

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