Annual inspection programs are be managed by one of our Field Service Advisors (FSA). The assigned FSA will work with you to develop an onsite inspection program that keeps you in compliance and meets your specific needs. Our Field Service Technicians (FST) are highly trained and experienced fall protection inspectors. Depending on the system, our crew is often able to perform minor maintenance, system repair, recommended upgrades, PPE (harnesses, lanyards, retractable lifelines, etc.) inspections.
Record Keeping of inspections asserts that there is an ongoing effort to provide a safe work environment and employees understand best practices and proper usage of systems and PPE. Lighthouse has a long history of helping its customers understand the OSHA standards and aspects of the General Duty Clause that can require an employer to create, retain and produce written certified inspections. There are numerous OSHA regulations that may have document retention requirements. However, the most common records that should be filed include hazard assessments, lockout/tagout procedures and inspections, regular fall protection and PPE inspections and their associated emergency action or rescue plan and employee safety training.
Our 5 Year Engineering and Design Review Program is led by our Professional Engineer who is Qualified Person Certified. This review is an evaluation of the original system design to ensure its continued compliance with current regulatory requirements. Includes discussing the system with your on-site competent and authorized fall protection personnel and provides certification, full drawings, and documentation when required.
Before any rope descent system is used, the building owner must inform the employer, in writing that the building owner has identified, tested, certified, and maintained each anchorage so it is capable of supporting at least 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg), in any direction, for each employee attached. The information must be based on an annual inspection by a qualified person and certification of each anchorage by a qualified person, as necessary, and at least every 10 years.