DBI/SALA “I took a fall and I’m fine” award

Look at the photo above. In his left hand, he has a “Life Member” certificate and in his right hand he has a small statuette, much like an Oscar or something, cast of bronze.

Why did this guy do to receive these awards? Quite simply he wore his harness and wore it right when he took a fall. For it, DBI/SALA not only gave him a new fall protection harness to replace the one that he took a fall in (which should always be replaced after taking a fall) but they also awarded him the certificate and the award.

While, at first it might seem strange to reward someone this way for actually falling while working from heights, upon further reflection DBI/SALA is right. The reward and award isn’t for slipping off a beam, or falling from a girder, the reward is for having taken the time to don the harness correctly and taking the time to work safely and that is definitely something to celebrate and reward.

So don’t go jumping off the I-beam just to get an award but if you do happen to take a fall and you’re wearing a DBI/SALA harness and lanyard, let them know and celebrate safety.

4 thoughts on “DBI/SALA “I took a fall and I’m fine” award

  1. E. Bickrest, Global Brand Manager - Miller, Honeywell Safety Products

    Looks like DBI/SALA copied the idea of a ‘Life Member’ from Miller Fall Protection. MIller has been doing this since the 1980’s. Couldn’t DBI develop their own idea?

    • If they did copy you (and I’m not saying they did) then you ought to be flattered. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. They apparently recognized a great idea.

  2. Anonymous

    Too funny. The Miller comment and response that is. Many people don’t don their harness correctly, hopefully this is an incentive…in addition to saving their life of course.

  3. Sam

    Bick ….you are just a dickhead mate….accept that your company ideas have been used to help someone life…you should be proud of that and not complain ……

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