In a message dated 5/24/2007 8:19:09 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> 2nd question:I want to make my tower climbing safer.I use a linemans
belt with a strap around the tower.That leaves me not fastened while
climbing,not good.I'm not sure of the proper terms but I want a way to be
attached at all times.I think I need a D hook on my chest with a strap with
3 hooks on it,one for the harness and 2 for the tower so that as I climb I
would ALWAYS be connected.Does anyone understand what I 'm trying to get
Sure. The chest D-ring is for when you're clipping into something in
front of you; e.g. a tower safety climb cable. I think they're popular with
window washers too.
What you need is a tower suitable fall arrest harness that has a D-ring
between your shoulder blades. That's what catches you in case you peel off.
> Also,how do hook on when your standing on the top thrust bearing plate
and your looking at your mast,do you attach a couple of U-bolts with a hook
in between to hook onto or....?
Since you need the fall arrest lanyard attached above you, a simple way
to do it is with a 1" nylon loop sling (you are using them for your tower
work, aren't you?). You can wrap it around the mast as a choker and hook the
lanyard into the loop. Easy on - easy off.
I also use a short positioning lanyard for standing next to the mast. It's
just long enough to go from one waist D-ring to the other and will attach you
closely to anything including tower legs, braces, etc. Standing on the top of
a tower, holding on with one hand while you wrap your long positioning
lanyard around the mast a couple of times is to be avoided if possible.
BTW falling while using a lineman's belt and lanyard around the tower is
potentially fatal as you'll slip thru the belt and it'll wind up at the
bottom of your ribcage, immobilizing your diaphragm and suffocating you. Just
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