Last Updated: 31st October 2023
At Heightsafe, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of workers at height, and one of the critical aspects of this is the implementation of Fall Arrest Systems. These systems play a vital role in preventing accidents and saving lives when working at elevation. In this article, we will delve deeper into Fall Arrest Systems, discussing what they are, how they differ from Fall Restraint, and the solutions we offer to keep your workers secure.
What is a Fall Arrest System?
A Fall Arrest System is a crucial component of any work at height setup. It is designed to safeguard workers who find themselves in situations where an accidental fall could occur. Should a fall occur, the Fall Arrest System acts swiftly, ensuring the worker is caught before descending to the ground. Proper positioning of the system is paramount to limit the consequences and distance of any potential fall.
It’s important to note that in certain situations, it may not be feasible to prevent an individual from falling, which is where a Fall Arrest System comes into play. In such cases, it is imperative to have a rescue plan in place to ensure the individual’s safety.
What is the difference between Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest?
Understanding the difference between Fall Restraint and Fall Arrest is crucial for making the right choice in ensuring the safety of workers at height.
Fall Restraint is a system that prevents the worker from reaching potential fall hazards. This is the preferred choice whenever possible, as it eliminates the need for a Fall Arrest System. However, various factors, such as roof types or specific work areas, may make Fall Restraint unfeasible.
Fall Arrest, on the other hand, allows the worker to reach potential fall hazards but will arrest or catch the individual before they descend. When Fall Restraint isn’t achievable, a Fall Arrest System is vital to provide the necessary safety precautions.
Fall Arrest System Solutions at Heightsafe
At Heightsafe, we understand that each work at height scenario is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why we offer a range of Fall Arrest solutions to cater to your specific needs. Our comprehensive solutions include:
- Harnesses: Ensuring that workers are equipped with the right harnesses for their tasks.
- Lanyards: Offering a variety of lanyards designed for different work situations.
- Anchors: Providing secure anchor points to connect Fall Arrest equipment.
- Safety Line Systems: Offering reliable safety lines to protect workers.
- Access Systems: Ensuring secure access at height, crucial for various industries.
- Rescue/Evacuation Equipment: Being prepared for emergency situations.
Our team of dedicated professionals at Heightsafe specialises in designing and evaluating work at height systems. Whether it’s the chemical industry, telecommunications, or a sports stadium, we have the expertise to discuss and design the ideal Fall Arrest System to suit your specific requirements.
If you’re looking to discuss your Fall Arrest/Fall Restraint options with our qualified expert installation team, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call us at 0203 819 7199. Your safety is our priority, and we’re here to assist you in making your work at height as secure as possible.