Fall Protection Systems and Inspection Requirements

Applied Technical Services offers fall protection inspections, helping building owners and facility managers comply with safety regulations. While keeping employees safe is important in any workplace, elevated work sites bring a different level of urgency to this concern. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employers maintain a fall protection system in working environments of higher elevation greater than 4 feet from the ground. Roof tops, loading docks, facility bay areas, etc. fall under these requirements and are thus required to feature elements including personal fall arrest systems, roof anchors, horizontal lifelines, guard rails, or other active or passive fall protection systems, as deemed appropriate to their design by a Professional Engineer. Maintaining these elements takes regular inspection efforts to verify their condition and continued safety. ATS’ Professional Engineers perform annual visual inspections of fall protection systems and equipment to help clients achieve and maintain OSHA compliance.
How We Help Clients Maintain OSHA Compliance
OSHA certifications and inspections — OSHA requires initial inspections and certifications upon installation of a new system and then the equipment must be visually inspected once every subsequent year. ANSI/ASSE – Fall Protection Code also requires re-certification once every five years. Our team of knowledgeable Professional Engineers and field personnel regularly performs OSHA inspections on client fall protection systems, bringing cumulative decades of relevant experience to verify compliance quickly and efficiently. These experts go over the entirety of the client’s system and assess them for any corrosion, damage or non-compliance issues that may be present. They outline any necessary maintenance or repair actions in their report upon completion. The ATS commercial services division works with all elements of customer fall protection systems, ensuring that they meet all requirements before authorizing further use.
About ATS
Applied Technical Services has delivered our consulting engineering expertise to clients in the metro Atlanta area since our founding in 1967. The intervening years have seen our company grow exponentially; no longer a fledgling firm of three engineers confined to their shared office in our founder’s basement, ATS now comprises dozens of locations around the United States offering a wide array of services to clientele operating in countries all around the world. We provide excellent customer service as a policy to ensure that our clients have a reason to work with us again in the future. To that end, we:
If your building requires inspections for OSHA compliance on your fall protection system (and chances are that you do), contact ATS today — We take a closer look!

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