Silva, Alan Grant Lance (2004) The development of a new multi-directional fall arrest device. [USQ Project]
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
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|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 00:12|
|Last Modified:||14 Jul 2015 01:01|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fall arrest device, design, construction, testing, evaluation|
|Fields of Research :||09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified|
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