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]


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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
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
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
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 (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified

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