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Fall restraint anchorage point capacity.
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Fall restraint anchorage point capacity.

Fall restraint anchorage point capacity.

(OP)
For fall arrest system anchor point must be withstand min. 5000 lb force/person. However, what is OSHA recommended fall restraint anchorage point minimum capacity? Is it the same as the fall arrest anchor point? I have read min. 1000 lb/person for fall restraint anchor point in some technical bulletins (3M) but can't verify with OSHA standard.

RE: Fall restraint anchorage point capacity.

This interpretation might be of interest.

First you need to " ensure" that a fall arrest siuation cant happen.

This seem to say 3000 lbs is recommended. Not much difference to 5000....https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretat...

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RE: Fall restraint anchorage point capacity.


The following snaps from OSHA 3146 , Fall Protection
in Construction

Personal Fall Arrest Systems - 1926.502(d)
.................
Anchorages used to attach personal fall arrest
systems shall be independent of any anchorage being used to
support or suspend platforms and must be capable of supporting at
least 5,000 pounds (22.2 kiloNewtons) per person attached.

Positioning Device Systems - 1926.502(e)
These body belt or body harness systems are to be set up so
that a worker can free fall no farther than 2 feet (0.6 meters).
They shall be secured to an anchorage capable of supporting at
least twice the potential impact load of an employee’s fall or
3,000 pounds (13.3 kiloNewtons), whichever is greater.

He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock..

Luke 6:48

RE: Fall restraint anchorage point capacity.

A thread on fall protection from the Structural engineering and general discussion forum:

thread507-509041: FALL ARREST LOAD (ASCE and OSHA)

Some good discussion, but please pay particular attention to bones206 comment with the purple star.

Please note that is a "v" (as in Violin) not a "y".

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