The development of a new multi-directional fall arrest device

Silva, Alan Grant Lance (2004) The development of a new multi-directional fall arrest device. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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This research project has been undertaken to develop a mechanical solution that will automatically arrest the fall of a person working at height in any attitude while allowing unrestricted movement in normal use and to simplify the device set up. Current fall arrest equipment used in industry are of a cumbersome design with limited application that can lead to potentially serious injury to the user. Following a review of fall arrest systems used in industrial and recreational applications, a methodology for the design, prototype construction and testing procedures was established. This dissertation documents the process used to produce a working back up fall arrest device in the following areas: - Conceptual design. - Construction of a prototype. - Testing of the prototype. - Evaluation of the design and testing.


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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: fall arrest device, design, construction, testing, evaluation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33

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