Leading Edge and Sharp Edge for Construction Applications [Toronto]



On Demand
Course Leader : John Fuke, Fall Protection Technical Manager, Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada Company
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: Free

FREE Webinar by 3M (Powered by Canadian Occupational Safety)

Leading Edge and Sharp Edge for Construction Applications

This webinar will discuss some of the challenges and solutions associated with leading edge and sharp edge applications in the construction industry. Newer leading edge SRLs enable users to tie off at their feet in situations where there is no anchor available above the user’s head. However, many sharp edges exist on construction sites which can cause extreme danger to the SRL in the event of a fall over a sharp edge. This webinar will share how leading edge SRLs are designed to protect the user and the lifeline itself, including the use of energy absorbers to enable an SRL to arrest the fall without damage or failure.

This webinar will cover:

  • Definition of leading edge versus sharp edge
  • Overview of common applications/misconceptions
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Appropriate PPE/System selection
  • CSA and ANSI testing protocols for leading edge


John Fuke
Fall Protection Technical Manager, Personal Safety Division,
 3M Canada

John has been in the fall protection business for over 23 years. His career path has covered product management, marketing, product development, training and technical services. From a technical perspective, John also looks after over 40 Certified Repair Facilities for 3M. His background includes serving on the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Fall Protection as well the American National Standards Institute equivalent in the United States. John has been active in contributing to industry associations, regulators and the Standards Committees as a subject matter expert for fall protection.