A man anchor demonstration is among the newest additions to the itinerary for the Safety & Health Expo 2014, which starts at ExCel London on June 17th.
This year is the first time the event has been held in London – an indication of its growing importance across a broad range of industries, according to its organisers.
One of the newest elements in the schedule is a demonstration of man anchor technologies to help prevent falls from height.
Two dummies will be dropped from a 6m gantry, in order to simulate the effects of a fall; one will be equipped with an energy-absorbing lanyard, and the other with a retractable device.
“The impact of the falls on either casualty will be measured and displayed in this fascinating insight into the world of fall arrest,” say the organisers.
“There is no time to think when a fall occurs, so now is the time to plan for your workforce’s safety.”
Man anchors are an effective way to do just that, helping to prevent falls from occurring at all, so there should be no need for cat-like reflexes to prevent an incident from taking place.