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What does swing fall refer to?

January 19, 2016, 11:03 am | Question from Ed | Category: Fall Protection Systems

Infographic: Example of overhead movable anchor point and rigid fixed-track lifeline installation to minimize swing distance during fall.Swing fall is the distance a worker will swing back to the center of the anchor point during a fall. This distance is created when a worker moves away from the anchor point of a fall protection system. In most cases when a worker falls, he or she will swing past the anchor point, and depending on the how far they have moved away from it or how great the swing distance is, it might be enough to cause them to hit the surface below or adjacent to them. Read more.

Are there different types of fall protection harnesses based on the application or are they all the same?

January 3, 2015, 10:43 am | Question from Don | Category: Fall Protection Systems

Self-retracting lifeline with D-bolt anchorage connector, versus shock-absorbing lanyard with cross-arm strap anchorage connector.Fall protection equipment, and specifically, harnesses, have benefited from tremendous advances in technology in recent years. Materials now available allow us to offer a large variety of harnesses, including those with thermal protection for welders and iron workers that ensure harness integrity should spark or welding spat fly onto them. Read more.