There are so many different areas, categories and applications in this area of health and safety / personal protective equipment / working at height / height safety. Different types of fall protection equipment are work restraint systems and products, work positioning systems, rope access systems and fall arrest systems and products. It is imperative that the right equipment is selected for the specific task. Never use a fall restraint system for fall arrest. The product must be suitable for the job in hand, i.e. there is adequate clearance for the fall arrest equipment, it must meet all relevant standards, and all the different components of a system you are using are not adversely affected when used together. A bad example of this would be using an energy-absorbing lanyard to extend an inertia reel, as this will affect the inertia reel’s performance. Here are some more definitions:- Safety Harness: Safety harnesses are a form of PPE used when working at high elevations to prevent falls. The assembler wears a harness that is attached to suspended ropes. Lanyard: A flexible line of rope, wire rope, or strap that has a connector at each end for connecting the body harness and to an anchorage point.
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