The term "leading edge" is often used to describe the forefront of innovation and progress, but in the context of fall protection, it takes on a more literal meaning. Leading edges can be found on construction sites, industrial facilities, and other work environments where employees are required to operate at height.
Unfortunately, working at a leading edge presents unique risks, including the potential for falls, which can result in severe injuries or even fatalities. To address these risks, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the hazards associated with leading edge work and the safety standards that must be followed.
By the end of this course, students should have a better understanding of the following learning objectives:
- The definition of a leading edge
- The risks of leading edge work
- Applicable standards, including ANSI/ASSP Z359.14-2021 SRL Device Classes overview
- Identifying leading edge compliant equipment from 3M
- Clearance calculations using SRDs.