MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
"A Portable Skid-Mounted Fall
A portable skid-mounted fall protection system can provide a practical solution to protect miners while servicing and maintaining mobile and stationary equipment. Systems should be designed to be towed or carried to provide quick and safe fall protection wherever needed.
Systems should be designed with the following features:
- Deflection-free fall arrest performance to eliminate secondary fall-related injuries.
- Coverage to allow workers to traverse a protected area the width and length of the entire machine.
- Counterweight capability should be provided by loading a ballast box/area with gravel or stone.
- Systems should include a trolley, carabiner, high strength non-corrosive self-retracting lifeline and safety harness.