As you may have seen from TCIA’s recent alert, OSHA put tree care employers on notice that conventional body/waist belts and lanyards used for fall arrest in aerial/compact lifts would no longer be acceptable as of January 17, 2017. What this means for you is that if you are still providing body/waist belts and lanyards for your aerial lift/compact lift operators, you must switch to an OSHA-compliant system (full body harness and energy absorbing lanyard or a travel restraint system) by January 17, 2017.
We are offering the two kits at reduced rates due to the regulation change and to help our customers get into compliance as quickly and as easily as possible. Buckingham recommends one of the following be used to ensure OSHA compliance:
Harness-Lanyard Combo (Part # U64937Q6)
The harness-lanyard combo is universal in size (fits Medium – X-Large) and features Buckingham’s new safety green webbing. The H-style harness has flat interlocking chest and leg buckles to ensure comfort and includes a 4 ½ foot BuckYard lanyard, a great value add. Meets ANSI Z359.11, Z359.13 and ASTM F887-13 for arc flash.
BuckIt ™ Restraint System (Part # 126A)
The easy-to-install BuckIt Restraint System keeps the user secure in the bucket, while allowing freedom to move and work. The BuckIt Restraint system features 10,000 lb. rated nylon webbing and can be used with any two dee ring belt, including arborist saddles. The system will fit single-man and man-and-a-half buckets.
Aerial Belt for BuckIt Restraint System (Part # 3852Q8)
Aerial belt for use with the 126A Buck-It Restraint system is made from durable 1-3/4” nylon with a tongue and buckle belt strap, 3” back pad, and two hip D rings. Max user weight rating of 350#. Order by size (S-XL).