Fall protective equipment

Fall protective equipment


During an activity performed at a dangerous height (more than 2 m from the ground level or from a reference base*), where the risk of falling is present, the personnel must be equipped with special personal protective equipment against falling from height. The lack of an appropriate equipment or its incorrect use, the use of an out of order or eroded equipment are well known causes of the occurrence of an accident by falling from height. *reference base - a place where protective measures have been taken and there is no risk of falling. By „personal protective equipment against falling from height" we define the total amount of elements and components mounted in a certain succession, with the purpose of preventing or arresting a falling from height.

    • Anchoring devices
      The anchoring devices are components of the protective systems against falling from height. These devices assure the construction of an anchoring point by which it can be fixed a flexible anchoring device (safety rope) or a retractable fall arrester.
    • Work positioning belts
      The work positioning belts are main elements of the protective system against falling from height. These safety belts assure the positioning of the worker during works and must be used as a support of the body. The work positioning belt is personal protective equipment that contains a lumbar protective element (known as a lumbar protection) and a textile belt provided with length adjustment elements and with the necessary elements (rings) for anchoring the user. The anchoring rings are metallic and positioned sideways in order to allow the use of the belt along with the fix or adjustable s... Read more...
    • Safety harnesses
      The safety harness is the main element of the protective system against falling from height. Similar with the work positioning belts, the safety harnesses assure the following functions: a) positioning and hanging of the operator during work, b) limitation of the operator's movement in the direction of the injury source by falling from height. According to the legislation in force, the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) used as a falling from height arrest system must contain a belt provided with shoulders, legs and dorsal straps (known as safety harness). The safety harness is a PPE that... Read more...
    • Lanyards
      The lanyards (known also as ropes of safety belts) are components of the protective systems against falling from height (working at height systems). The lanyards must have a maximum length of 2 m, and the length adjustment is done in such a matter that, after passing it around the construction element (pole, metallic profile, beam) the distance between the operator's chest and the construction element to be of maximum 0,5 m. If on the pole on which it is working there is a fixed element, it is mandatory that the safety rope must be passed around the pole but above this fix element. If the pole... Read more...
    • Fall arresters
      The fall arresters can be mounted on access ropes (flexible anchoring supports) or on rigid elements positioned above the working area. Both the fall arresters and the flexible or rigid anchoring supports are protective devices against falling from height, components of the working at height systems. The fall arresters are used along with energy absorbers that have the role of taking over and discharge the kinetic energy resulting from a falling from height. The mechanism of fall arrest system must act so that the operator can not fall more than 0.5 m. There are two major categories of fall ar... Read more...
    • Connectors
      The connectors (snap hooks) used as components of PPE against falling from height are, depending on their locking mode, with: - screw locking gate - "twist-lock" automatic locking - automatic double finger lockingThe connectors can be made from galvanized steel or aluminum.
    • Accessories
      The accessories for working at height improve the working conditions, by assuring the eazy access to the tools or by increasing the protection during work.