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What is the primary difference between self-retracting lifelines and fall protection lanyards?

January 14, 2016, 3:32 am | Question from Robert | Category: Fall Protection Systems

Infographic: Fall distance is calculated differently for self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) versus fall protection lanyards.Simple; how far do you want to fall? Most common self-retracting lifelines have a fall clearance of 6-½ feet. Some newer personal fall limiters (a smaller SRL) have reduced that to 5 feet; however, lanyards have a drastically greater fall clearance at 18-½ feet.

When calculating required fall distances in the design and engineering phase of the fall protection system, this is a HUGE difference.

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