As a stocking distributor for French Creek Production, Inc., Thompson Fabricating provides custom packaged ladder fall arrest systems or vertical climbing systems to assure that ALL of your ladders are compliant with the most current OSHA regulations.
From a best practices standpoint, FrenchCreek has never been an advocate of ladder cages because they do not arrest falls. Thankfully, OSHA’s new ruling was designed in part, to create more uniformity between the General Industry & Construction standards. This new ruling creates a framework to phase out the use of ladder wells and cages on ladders already in use, as well as requiring new ladders to be equipped with a fall protection system.
FrenchCreek’s rigid rail and flexible cable climbing systems meet and exceed OSHA’s newest regulations, and are easily retro-fitted to any current ladder/ ladder cage to easily achieve compliance.
- For caged, fixed ladders erected before November 19, 2019 employers have up to 20 years to install ladder safety or personal fall arrest systems. (1910.28(b)(9)(i)(A))
- For new fixed ladders erected on or after November 19, 2018, the employer must equip the ladder with a ladder safety or personal fall arrest system. (1910.28(b)(9)(i)(B))
- For ladder repairs and replacements, when an employer replaces any portion of a fixed ladder, the replacement must be equipped with a ladder safety or personal fall arrest system.
- After November 18, 2036 all fixed ladders must be equipped with a ladder safety or personal fall arrest system. (1910.28(b)(9)(i)(B))
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