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Use of Suspended Work Platforms in Conjunction with Rope Access

  • A suspended temporary work platform should be utilized if the work is such that the rope access technician may become overtired or suffer restriction to their blood flow.
  • When such platforms are used in conjunction with rope access methods, the anchorages for the platform should be totally independent from anchorages used by rope access technicians as main lines or safety lines.
  • Alternatively, support could be provided for the rope access technician by a comfort seat or strap incorporated into the harness system. This should be fitted in a manner that it does not detract from the harness being the primary means of safety.
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