PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
Our lives depend on them - especially if we are talking about Personal Protective Equipment against falls from heights!
We are protected when working in exposed positions and we are protected in leisure time – when climbing or when gliding with a delta glide – we are up to the safety of this safety equipment.
The European Directive for Personal Protective Equipment (89/686/EWG), which is implemented in Austria by the PSA-Sicherheitsverordnung (Bundesgesetzblatt Nr. 596/1994 i.d.g.F.), demands rightly the Type Approval for this equipment by specially accredited and in the EU notified bodies.
Safety on the roof: Fall protection
As all installations on roofs, such as systems for energy generation or air conditioning systems, require regular maintenance. Technical fall protection (guard rail etc.) must be installed so that employees are protected against falling while performing maintenance work.
The fitting of technical fall safety devices can only be foregone in certain exceptional cases. However, in all cases of work with risk of falling employees must always be secured against falling, for example through restrictions (article 9 Construction Worker Protection Ordinance (BauV)) or through personal protective equipment (PPE).