Discussion:
Fall Protection Recommendations?
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William Dorsett
2014-10-05 16:33:49 UTC
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The Home Depot safety harnesses are very clumsy to work in, difficult to
adjust for different workers and don't easily adapt for multiple workers. Is
there any consensus as to the best safety equipment for a crew of four or
five on a roof? Thanks all.









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Tump
2014-10-06 10:29:50 UTC
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I certainly do. We use DBI-Sala safety equipment despite the POOR sales rep and my local supplier, the equipment is first rate. When one is selecting devices for LIFE SAVING WORK safety at the cost of ~2K for 2 persons, I would have thought their rep would have been more attentive. We even called him and asked for to bring the type of harness we were interested in but it seemed he was more interested in his smart phone, NOT Salas liability for wrong harnesses or incorrect fit.
We use harnesses that have front and rear d rings, retractable 9' lanyards + the horizontal life line that makes working with another person quite easy. The life line we use is rated for no more then 2 persons but they do have other ones available.
The harness have very easy adjustment that are lockable w/ w/o shoulder padding., good fit & light weight.
The biggest problem we had was again the LACK (or willingness to educate) of knowledgable sales reps! Once you place the order you're stuck w/ what you get.
This is why I was/am so hesitant to recommend this company NOT the quality, but the lack interest of their NE sales rep in regards to selling us the right gear, and the fitting & training
Additional info please feel free to contact me off list, I do get pissed at the lack of their support so I have spent quite a bit of time researching this stuff.
The Home Depot safety harnesses are very clumsy to work in, difficult to adjust for different workers and don?t easily adapt for multiple workers. Is there any consensus as to the best safety equipment for a crew of four or five on a roof? Thanks all.
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David Brearley
2014-10-06 22:31:21 UTC
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Hi Bill,
Joey Krys
ToolUp Professional Contractor Supplies
Sales / Fall Protection Specialist
Mobile: 858-864-2821
Office: 858-565-2284
Fax: 858-565-2903
Email: <>joey at toolup.com
Best regards,

David Brearley
Senior Technical Editor, SolarPro magazine
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2. Thirsty batteries: Daily absorb cycles on top of grid powered
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powered float (Roy Butler)
4. Re: Thirsty batteries: Daily absorb cycles on top of grid
powered float (Rebekah Hren)
5. SWRC for older Power Series inverter (Chris Daum)
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powered float (jay peltz)
7. Re: SWRC for older Power Series inverter (Allan Sindelar)
8. TL inverter with long DC Feeder (William Miller)
9. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (Benn Kilburn)
10. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (All Solar, Inc.)
11. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (Mark Westbrock)
12. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (Michael Kelly)
From: Tump <tump at swnl.net>
Subject: Re: [RE-wrenches] Fall Protection Recommendations?
Date: October 6, 2014 3:29:50 AM PDT
To: RE-wrenches <re-wrenches at lists.re-wrenches.org>
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I certainly do. We use DBI-Sala safety equipment despite the POOR sales rep and my local supplier, the equipment is first rate. When one is selecting devices for LIFE SAVING WORK safety at the cost of ~2K for 2 persons, I would have thought their rep would have been more attentive. We even called him and asked for to bring the type of harness we were interested in but it seemed he was more interested in his smart phone, NOT Salas liability for wrong harnesses or incorrect fit.
We use harnesses that have front and rear d rings, retractable 9' lanyards + the horizontal life line that makes working with another person quite easy. The life line we use is rated for no more then 2 persons but they do have other ones available.
The harness have very easy adjustment that are lockable w/ w/o shoulder padding., good fit & light weight.
The biggest problem we had was again the LACK (or willingness to educate) of knowledgable sales reps! Once you place the order you're stuck w/ what you get.
This is why I was/am so hesitant to recommend this company NOT the quality, but the lack interest of their NE sales rep in regards to selling us the right gear, and the fitting & training
Additional info please feel free to contact me off list, I do get pissed at the lack of their support so I have spent quite a bit of time researching this stuff.
The Home Depot safety harnesses are very clumsy to work in, difficult to adjust for different workers and don?t easily adapt for multiple workers. Is there any consensus as to the best safety equipment for a crew of four or five on a roof? Thanks all.
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jay peltz
2014-10-06 22:41:34 UTC
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I've always been a fan of Petzl stuff, super comfortable. Here is a quick link I found.
http://www.patrollersupply.com/equipment/item_4446.asp

jay
peltz power
Post by David Brearley
Hi Bill,
Joey Krys
ToolUp Professional Contractor Supplies
Sales / Fall Protection Specialist
Mobile: 858-864-2821
Office: 858-565-2284
Fax: 858-565-2903
Email: <>joey at toolup.com
Best regards,
David Brearley
Senior Technical Editor, SolarPro magazine
NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional
david.brearley at solarprofessional.com
Direct: 541.261.6545
Check out this AMAZING music video tribute to SolarPro: http://bit.ly/1qfMCCh
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1. Re: Fall Protection Recommendations? (Tump)
2. Thirsty batteries: Daily absorb cycles on top of grid powered
float (Mick Abraham)
3. Re: Thirsty batteries: Daily absorb cycles on top of grid
powered float (Roy Butler)
4. Re: Thirsty batteries: Daily absorb cycles on top of grid
powered float (Rebekah Hren)
5. SWRC for older Power Series inverter (Chris Daum)
6. Re: Thirsty batteries: Daily absorb cycles on top of grid
powered float (jay peltz)
7. Re: SWRC for older Power Series inverter (Allan Sindelar)
8. TL inverter with long DC Feeder (William Miller)
9. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (Benn Kilburn)
10. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (All Solar, Inc.)
11. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (Mark Westbrock)
12. Re: TL inverter with long DC Feeder (Michael Kelly)
From: Tump <tump at swnl.net>
Subject: Re: [RE-wrenches] Fall Protection Recommendations?
Date: October 6, 2014 3:29:50 AM PDT
To: RE-wrenches <re-wrenches at lists.re-wrenches.org>
Reply-To: RE-wrenches <re-wrenches at lists.re-wrenches.org>
I certainly do. We use DBI-Sala safety equipment despite the POOR sales rep and my local supplier, the equipment is first rate. When one is selecting devices for LIFE SAVING WORK safety at the cost of ~2K for 2 persons, I would have thought their rep would have been more attentive. We even called him and asked for to bring the type of harness we were interested in but it seemed he was more interested in his smart phone, NOT Salas liability for wrong harnesses or incorrect fit.
We use harnesses that have front and rear d rings, retractable 9' lanyards + the horizontal life line that makes working with another person quite easy. The life line we use is rated for no more then 2 persons but they do have other ones available.
The harness have very easy adjustment that are lockable w/ w/o shoulder padding., good fit & light weight.
The biggest problem we had was again the LACK (or willingness to educate) of knowledgable sales reps! Once you place the order you're stuck w/ what you get.
This is why I was/am so hesitant to recommend this company NOT the quality, but the lack interest of their NE sales rep in regards to selling us the right gear, and the fitting & training
Additional info please feel free to contact me off list, I do get pissed at the lack of their support so I have spent quite a bit of time researching this stuff.
The Home Depot safety harnesses are very clumsy to work in, difficult to adjust for different workers and don?t easily adapt for multiple workers. Is there any consensus as to the best safety equipment for a crew of four or five on a roof? Thanks all.
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Garrison Riegel
2014-10-07 14:55:59 UTC
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Guardian Fall Protection not only has great equipment but also sales support
and training. They are newer than Sala but Guardian's equipment is as good
and better. Their Tower Edge harness has a saddle which makes it super
comfortable on steep roofs, and it is also removable which is ideal for
lower slopes. Also check out their HitchClip. It is an excellent anchor
for shingled, pitched roofs.



http://www.guardianfall.com/performance-safety-products/anchor-points/reside
ntial-anchor-points/hitchclip



Garrison Riegel

Project Manager | <http://www.solarserviceinc.com/> Solar Service Inc

[p] 847-677-0950 | <mailto:garrison at solarserviceinc.com>
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The Home Depot safety harnesses are very clumsy to work in, difficult to
adjust for different workers and don't easily adapt for multiple workers. Is
there any consensus as to the best safety equipment for a crew of four or
five on a roof? Thanks all.









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