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July 14, 2020updated 16 Nov 2020 7:10am

Fall protection equipment for mining and tunnneling

Workers in underground mines and tunnels work in dangerous locations and face a number of risks every day. According to the MSHA, slips and falls are one of the leading causes of mining-related injuries and fatalities.

Workers in underground mines and tunnels work in dangerous locations and face a number of risks every day. According to the MSHA, slips and falls are one of the leading causes of mining-related injuries and fatalities.

With this in mind, reliable fall protection is paramount to keeping workers safe. This can include anything from high-quality harnesses and sturdy hooks to shock-absorbing lanyards personal fall limiters.

As experts in mining safety, having provided equipment to more than 800 mines for more 30 years, Carroll Technologies is ideally positioned to suggest and supply the best fall protection equipment for mining and tunnneling. Drawing on an extensive distribution network of trusted manufacturers, Carroll offers endorsed fall protection from MSA and Honeywell Safety.

Fall protection equipment available through Carroll Technologies includes:

      MSA retractable lanyards

      MSA vest-style harnesses

      MSA full-body harnesses

      MSA lanyard restraints

      MSA trauma prevention

      MSA lanyards with hooks

      Honeywell Miller AirCore harnesses

      Honeywell personal fall limiters

MSA manufacturers its fall protection equipment from high-quality materials to ensure maximised strength and comfort for the wearer. Harnesses and lanyard come in different fits and offer different features depending on the application. The energy-absorbing lanyard keeps fall arrest forces below 6 kN, and the restraint lanyards are designed to be placed between the anchor point and the harness to prevent workers from reaching the fall area.

The Miller AirCore harnesses from Honeywell are light-weight and manufactured from corrosion-resistant aluminium and breathable open-core padding to allow for optimal airflow, as well as reduced heat and moisture entrapment.

Customers who purchase fall protection equipment through Carroll Technologies gain access to MinerCare 24/7, which includes around the clock technical support, rapid response to mining emergencies, factory-authorised repair and an extensive stock of spare parts.

For more information about fall protection products, including MSA and Honeywell Safety equipment, call Carroll on 606-573-1000 or send an enquiry here.

This article was first published on Carroll Technologies

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