Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Warning lines, also called “bump lines,” are used to mark areas where height can be a factor for potential falls. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. That’s where our Warning Lines come in! We have a selection of lines, flags, and poles to accommodate any work site.
The warning line calls a worker’s attention to the fact they are approaching an unprotected edge. It is a visual reminder rather than a physical barrier, like a guardrail, that keeps a person from falling.
Factors such as weather, visibility, the slope and condition of the work surface, the work being performed, materials handled, and the experience and supervision of the workers can increase the risk of a fall, even when the barrier is at a 6-foot setback.
Warning lines are for temporary demarcation that serve as visual reminders, cautioning a worker that he/she is approaching an unprotected edge. OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at these elevations and situations:
In addition, OSHA also requires that fall protection is provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance. OSHA’s guidelines specify that an area should be marked 6 – 15’’ from a fall hazard is necessary to protect workers.
Our warning lines are high quality, built to last, and should be part of a comprehensive fall protection system and program. Each work site is different in terms of surface level, height, and pitch of walkable surface. We have a full selection of lines, flags, and poles to accommodate any work site, and all meet the OSHA requirements. If your site has a large area to mark off, take a look at the 360’ Perimeter Warning Line Kit Complete with Cones & Flags. We carry top names like Guardian Line stanchions and flag lines, as well as ACRO systems like the ACRO #21050 Heavy Duty Warning Line Base & Post and the ACRO #21000 X-Warning Line Set of 4 w/ 100’ of Flags.
We make it convenient to shop with us! You can buy our warning lines online or from one of our stores in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and Charlotte, NC as well as Columbia, SC, Knoxville, TN and Richmond, VA. Call us at 1-800-768-2655 today with any questions you may have!