Is it safe to hook my harness into this loop?


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Old 10-13-14, 10:23 PM
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Is it safe to hook my harness into this loop?

Please see this attached image of a metal fastener bolted into the side of my building which has a cable connected to it. The other side of the cable connects to the electrcial lines next to the building. It looks like the purpose of this cable is just to prevent the electrical lines from blowing too much in heavy wind, but I don't want to hook my harness into the fastener until I'm sure I won't get electrocuted by current from the cable. When I run my non-contact voltage tester over the metal fastener, it shows no voltage. But when I touch it to the wire for the cable which is wrapped around the fastener, it makes an intermittent beep, indicating low voltage. I didn't try touching it to those twisted wires which seem to be inside the cable. I'm thinking maybe it's ghost voltage, but on the other hand if it's not I could fall off a 2 story ladder so this is serious. Does anyone have any thoughts on the safety of making use of this fastener to hook my harness into as I work on the building? Name:  rsz_20141013_143939.jpg
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Old 10-13-14, 11:02 PM
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I wouldn't trust my life to that little anchor.
 
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Old 10-14-14, 12:34 AM
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Does anyone have any thoughts on the safety of making use of this fastener to hook my harness into as I work on the building?
You're kidding us... right ? That strap is held in by two drive pin fasteners.
I wouldn't trust them to hold that wire.... never mind a safety harness.
 
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Old 10-14-14, 05:38 AM
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If you are even considering using this for a harness point, you don't need to be using one. As Pete indicated, surely you are kidding.
 
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Old 10-14-14, 08:20 AM
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Thank you! I don't know much about this stuff. I think I'll just call a professional to do this and I'll see what he does. If he swings his leg around the ladder and then jumps on to the steep parapet and then jumps on to the flat roof, which is what I think he would need to do, I will just pay the extra money when I need to change the AC filter on the roof until I can have stairs to the roof installed internally.
 
 

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