A typical Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) incorporates three components often described as the ABC's of fall protection. The anchorage/anchorage connector, body support and connecting device, when used together, form a complete system for maximum worker protection. But don't forget about another required component of any fall protection program - the descent, rescue and retrieval of a fallen worker.
Fall Protection Safety Kits Typically Include:
ANCHORAGES - are a secure point of attachment. Anchorage connectors vary by industry, job, type of installation and structure. They must be able to hold fast under more than a ton of force generated in a fall.
BODY SUPPORT - harnesses distribute fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders. They provide a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system.
CONNECTORS - such as shock absorbing lanyards or self retracting lifelines connect a worker's harness to the anchorage.
DESCENT AND RESCUE - devices are used to retrieve an injured worker or lower him to the ground.