Has anyone run into problems with deciding what sort of fall protection (if any) is required for technicians working on or replacing HVAC equipment (on existing buildings), or installing new HVAC equipment on new buildings? I've found lots of information on what is required for roofing contractors, but HVAC work seems to be a gray area.
We have lots of general contractors telling us that we need to provide fall protection, but have very little information on what is actually required. One guy suggested using a boom-lift to deliver our men and material into the center of the roof so that they never approach the edge! Not very practical, but then neither is spending 2 hours installing anchor points and cables so we can then spend 15 minutes assembling a roof curb.
How about for HVAC service and repair? Does a technician need a harness and lanyard to put up a 24' ladder and change filters on a rooftop unit?
Any hints or guidance would be appreciated!