Fall Protection Equipment
The A,B,C,Ds of Personal Fall Arrest Systems
ANCHOR…the point of attachment for lanyards, lifelines, and deceleration devices; also called a tie-off point.
Examples: rebar, I-beam, scaffold, roof truss
ANCHOR CONNECTOR…used to enjoin a connecting device (SRL, lanyard) to the anchor point.
Examples: sling anchor, grip anchor, wire form hook, beam clamp
BODY WEAR…the Full Body Harness worn by a person used to enjoin the body with the connecting device in every personal fall arrest system.
Examples: vest style, crossover style, single D-ring up to 6 D-ring
CONNECTOR…a piece of equipment used to enjoin components of all personal fall arrest systems
Examples: carabiner, snap hook, mating buckle, D-ring
CONNECTING DEVICE…a component of the personal fall arrest system that couples the full body harness to the anchorage connector.
Examples: lanyard, lifeline.
DECELERATION DEVICE…component that slows and dissipates energy during a fall.