posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 08:13 AM
In the video, he said this:
no safety lines used.
easier and faster.
attaching, climbing, detaching, and removing safety lines every few feet, slows progress and is tiring.
Personally, I have been in situations before, where my employer was very strict about following OSHA guidelines. There were times, when the leaning,
reaching, and awkward positions I put myself in, just to secure the lanyard, were much riskier than the actual work itself.
However, not everything he said, is entirely true. There are other pieces of hardware/equipment, that are made for this exact reason. These bypass his
reasoning, because there is no need for attaching, detaching, reattaching, every few feet.
Obviously, the cable needs to be there. If there is no cable or rope, then these do nothing. If there is a cable, these provide safety, while
minimizing and/or alleviating the repetitive action of reattaching the lanyard every few feet.
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