The Number One way that people die on construction sites is by falling, and this fact often overshadows deadly falls from routine maintenance work on houses. Whenever people are on roofs, they are potentially in great danger, and this is why fall-arrest systems exist. More effective than simple railings or nets, fall-arrest systems use ropes, shock absorbers, harnesses and roof anchors to protect workers. But they must be installed and used properly in order to be effective. To find out more, check out our new article on fall-arrest systems.