ABC´s of Fall Protection
Fall protection need not be complicated. In fact, the basics of every personal fall arrest system are as simple as A, B, C (and D!)
The anchorage is the secure point of attachment for the fall arrest system. The appropriate type of anchorage varies by industry, the job being performed, the type of installation and the structure available, but it must be able to withstand fall arrest forces. The anchorage connector provides a means of attaching the system to the anchorage.
The full-body harness provides the necessary body support with straps that fasten around the user and distribute fall arrest forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders.
A connector, such as a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline, is a device that links the user’s full-body harness to an anchorage. When used with a fall restraint system, the connector must be short enough so that the worker cannot reach a fall hazard.
Descent & Rescue
Descent and rescue devices, an essential part of the fall protection program, are used to retrieve or lower a fallen worker to the ground.
Throughout the years, we’ve developed a number of first-to-market features that are standard product features today, such as the stand-up dorsal D-ring and the quick-connect buckle. These innovations are a result of listening and responding to our customers’ challenges. In fact, many of our products were developed in collaboration with the end-user to meet unique needs, improve comfort, increase productivity, and ultimately, drive compliance to keep workers safe at heights. For absolute confidence in fall protection, trust FERU.