Personal Fall Arrest Systems In The Workplace

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What is personal fall arrest system, what are the three components of personal fall arrest system, what is full body harness, how to properly fit a full body harness, how to properly use lanyards, how self-retracting lifeline works, what are the safety precautions when working with self-retracting lifeline, what are the two types of lifelines, what is an anchor point, how to properly set up an anchor point.

Video Transcript

There are two kinds of personal fall protection systems, personal fall arrest systems and positioning devices. Personal fall arrest system stops a fall once it has begun; the equipment use consists of full body harnesses, lanyards, lifelines, anchorage connectors and descent control devices. Positioning device systems prevent falls by supporting you in working position with equipment such as a body belt, harness connectors, snap hooks and proper anchorage. Anchorage is the first line of defense. It must be strong enough to take several times the force of a falling worker complete with a tool belt. Lifelines can be horizontal or vertical. Horizontal lifelines must be designed, installed and used under the supervision of a qualified person. Vertical lifelines should never be more than one person per line. Harnesses must fit snugly; if your harness is to lose it could slip on you when you fall.