When working at height on a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) like a cherry picker, it's important that you wear the right kind of fall protection equipment to keep you safely restrained within the basket.
Fall Restraint Lanyards
Cherry pickers are a type of MEWP that can be moved in all directions to provide access to hard-to-reach places. It's recommended that you wear a harness so that a short or adjustable lanyard can connect you to the designated harness attachment point within the cherry picker basket.
The lanyard keeps you restrained within the cherry picker basket at all times while still allowing enough room to move around and work as necessary. Before choosing fall restraint equipment for your cherry picker, make sure you've carried out a full risk assessment.
Here are a few Lanyards that we would recommend for use on a cherry picker:
On the left is our adjustable restraint lanyard with screw gate karabiners available in 1mtr, 1.6mtr, and 2mtr lengths. It has sewn end terminations and plastic thimble eyes making it durable and lightweight. Its adjustable buckle allows the user to shorten or extend to suit to the specific size of the MEWP basket, ensuring the worker is kept in restraint at all times.
On the right is our adjustable restraint lanyard with scaffold hook and screw gate karabiner. This model is supplied in a 2mtr length and has a captivated scaffold hook.
The complete kit
If you're looking for a complete cherry picker safety harness and lanyard kit, we have just the thing for you! Below you can see our Safety Harness Kit For Access Platform/Cherry Picker Restraint that comes with everything you need to work at height safely in a cherry picker.
It features the P10 Full Safety Harness and a GFLB100 Rope lanyard that's fitted with a GFAZ011 Steel Karabiner. This kit is completely adjustable and features hard-wearing webbing and strong steel buckles to keep you safe and secure at all times.
We are a member of IPAF (The International Powered Access Federation) and the above kit meets the requirements of their code of practice - so you know you're in safe hands when you put this harness & lanyard on!
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If you have any questions about our cherry picker harnesses and lanyards, don't hesitate to give us a call on 0117 9381 600.