Issues in the selection of fall prevention and arrest equipment

Iain Cameron, Gary Gillan, Roy Duff

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The research objectives are to investigate current methods of fall protection, identify issues in their selection and use, and produce guidance on best practice for designers and constructors. A steering group with both health and safety and production experience directed a variety of data collection methods: interviews with industry specialists to assist in identifying the significant issues in fall protection and selecting fall protection systems; study of published research, legislation, codes of practice, and system technical data; focus groups to investigate both generic and system-specific issues; and visits to manufacturers, suppliers, contractors' offices and sites, to observe and discuss systems in development, planning, erection and operation. The paper provides a summary of the most important issues contained in the full Health & Safety Executive report of the research, the only comprehensive source of such practical guidance.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007


  • health and safety
  • fall prevention
  • construction management


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