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Use of Personal Fall-Arrest Systems (Guide)


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The Guide for the Use of Personal Fall-Arrest Systems clarifies issues relating to the use of personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) in the electricity supply industry. This Guide has previously been published in June 2001, January 2004, April 2008, and April 2011 and is periodically updated to reflect changes in issued publications, e.g. Standards and/or publications from WorkSafe.

This Guide is an ‘industry procedure’ as defined in the Safety Manual – Electricity Industry (SM-EI), and provides a recommended method of achieving SM-EI requirements for use.

Changes from 2015 Version (Issue 5) to 2016 Version (Issue 6)

Changes between the 2015 version (Issue 5) and the 2016 version (Issue 6) of this Guide include the following:

  • Health and Safety at Work Act in force.
  • Industry policy of attachment at all times when working at height now in force
  • Attachment must now be used while climbing poles by pole steps
  • New section 11 on the use of crane hooks as anchor points

The EEA welcomes comment towards subsequent reviews of this Guide. Please direct any enquiries regarding this Guide to the EEA –

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