The 5 methods of fall protection

Gliding lock and fall arrest lanyard

1:1 Fall protection, Fall arrest lanyard

Suitable for non-permanent climbing or work with short reach. Double fall arrestor lanyards when moving, single lanyard when static.

1:2 Fall protection with gliding lock

Fall protection with vertical rope, wire or rail with sliding lock. Suitable for frequent climbing in the same position. A ladder, for example.

ropegrabs and fall arrest blocks

1:3 Fall arrest block

Fall arrest block with self-retracting function. Suitable if movement is necessary. Available in different lengths with steel wire or textile binding.

1:4 Fall protection with rope grab

Fall protection with manual or automatic rope grab. Suitable for work on a stable base and when fall risk cannot be avoided.

Fall arrest line

2 Fall arrest line

Anchor line with manual rope lock (with or without shock absorber). Requirements for safety distance to edge. Suitable method for preventing the risk of exposure to falling.

Support equipment

3 Work positioning equipment

Support equipment recommended for use in combination with fall protection. Suitable for work where the supporting structure can be slippery, unstable or on steeply sloping roofs where the hands need to be available for work.

Rope access and rescue

4 Rope Access

Rope work with working- and back-up rope with supplemental components for rope adjustment. Suitable when the supporting structure is not stable, dependable or is missing. Recommendation is to follow one of the authorised methods such as Irata, Sprat or Soft.

5 Rescue

Method for being able to evacuate or move a person in distress to a safe position to await medical personnel.