GWO has received the following safety alert from 3M systems, although this equipment is not used in GWO standards, we forward you the below safety alert from 3m Fall Protection,
“On April 25,2019 3M Fall Protection issue an Alert to the wind energy industry regarding the compatibility concerns identified in the ANSI/ASSE Z359.16-2016 standard for between climb assist systems and Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems (CLFAS). “
GWO has requested that we post the Alert out to help communicate this concern to the wind energy community.
Please see the copy of the Alert in full on this PDF here: https://v5.b2bdoc.net/upl9024857/doc/Wind%20Energy%20Alert%2004182019.pdf.
Here is access a recording of the AWEA conference call in which the issue was discussed at length with 3M Fall Protection Personnel. https://connect.awea.org/viewdocument/3m-fall-protection-notice.