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Ladder Fall Protection

At Buckingham Manufacturing, we have seen a steady increase in the need for ladder fall protection and ladder stabilization. While OSHA hasn’t mandated any specific systems to protect against fall at this point in time, we have created products to suit our customers’ need to stay safe while on ladders. The Buckingham Ladder Tether (BLT) creates a ladder mounted lifeline system allowing the user to ascend and descend 100% fall protected. The BLT utilizes specially designed ladder lock straps that are installed from the ground.

For a simpler system, we have created the Buck Ladder Lock, available for the bottom of the ladder (355B), top of the ladder (355T), or both (355BT). Not only do these ladder locks keep your ladder secure against the pole or tree, they come with a Buckingham Redi-Access Storage Bag that easily straps directly to the ladder. READ MORE HERE.

Bucket Truck Fall Protection

In 2014, OSHA changes required users in an aerial lift to use either a Fall Arrest or Fall Restraint system.

  1. Fall Arrest System must not allow worker to free fall more than six feet or contact a lower level.
  2. Fall Restraint System (ideal for Linemen working on power lines) must keep worker from falling any distance whatsoever.

Learn more about the OSHA Bucket Truck changes here in this video (embed so user can watch right on the page) or in this brief Buckingham Alert that includes potential products to help those get into OSHA compliance. OSHA also provides a very useful “Quick Tips" document on aerial lifts. If you or your company needs training on rescue in aerial lifts, Buckingham has a helpful video here.

If you are an Arborist, OSHA updated standards and required a Fall Arrest or Travel Restraint System as of January 17th, 2017. We quickly developed two products to help users get into compliance – the OSHA Harness-Lanyard Combo for Fall Arrest or the BuckIt Restraint System for Travel Restraint.