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) 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 12 kN for 3 minutes.
2) You should Anchor yourself to the point which lies directly overhead. If the Anchorage point is below the shoulder level, then the distance of the fall gets increased, thereby exposing you to a risk.
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.
|S. No.||Work Area||Hazard||Mobile Anchorage Solution by Karam||Fixed Anchorage Solution by Karam|
|1.||Ladder||Fall due to Vertical Climbing Up and Down||Rope Grabs on flexible (textile) anchorage lines||
||Temporary Horizontal Line- PN 3000, PN 3001, PN 3002, Handy Line PN 4001||Fixed Horizontal Line Systems PN 4000, PN 5000|
||Rope Grabs on Textile Anchorage Line||
|4.||Truck Loading/ unloading||Fall from Truck; Injury due to Swing Fall||NA||Fixed Horizontal Line Systems-PN 4000, PN 5000|
|5.||Beams and Girders||Fall due to movement on Beam||Anchorage Devices- SA 08, SA 15, SA 13||
|6.||Confined Spaces||Fall while lowering or raising the user||Quadpod, Tripod, Hexapod||K-Pod|
|7.||Constructions||Fall through unguarded edges of Platforms/Slabs||Anchorage Slings & Point Anchorage Devices- PN 805; PN 806; SA 13A; SA 12; SA 09; SA 16|
|8.||Tower Erection||Fall while Erecting and dismantling the Tower||Retractable Twin Block|
|9.||Exterior Facade||Fall while working in suspended position||Parapet Anchor; SA 09; SA 11; SA 11B Point Anchorage Device SA 12||Floor Mounted Alu-Rail System;
Floor Mounted Wire Rope System
|10.||Rescue||Fall Hazard||Anchorage Slings- PN 803, PN 807, PN 813|