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ANCHORAGES




                                The  Anchorage  point  is  commonly
                                referred to as a secure tie-off point. It is the
                                place  where  a  worker  anchors  himself  so
                                that he can easily move about that point, and
                                also hold on safely incase he experiences a
                                fall.



             THERE ARE CERTAIN IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE WHILE ONE ANCHORS TO ANY ANCHORAGE POINT
       1 1     Always make sure that the Anchorage used (whether a scaffolding bar, or the bar of a ladder, or an Anchorage

               Connector) is strong enough to hold you in case you are subjected to a fall. Technically, it should be capable of
               withstanding a static load of more than 15 kN for 3 minutes.
       2 2     You should Anchor yourself to the point which lies either to your shoulder level, or higher than this. If the



               Anchorage point is below this, then the distance of the fall gets increased, thereby exposing you to a risk.












             Before Fall                          Before Fall                         Before Fall











              After Fall                           After Fall                          After Fall



                  Fall when anchored                     Fall when anchored                   Fall when anchored at
                  at lower level                         on the side                          a level above the head






           3 3          Avoid a Swing-Fall




                  Try to anchor yourself to a point which
                  is more vertically above you, than to
                  your side. If the anchorage is on the
                  side, you may experience a risky swing
                  in the event of a fall, and may injure
                  yourself by hitting an obstacle.






                                                          You could be injured if anchored on the side,
                                                                 due to the pendulum effect.
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