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Helmets are essential on work sites. They provide head protection against impacts from falling objects or collisions. Work at height helmets comes with adjustable “Y-straps” which secures the helmet in place, even when a person falls.
A safety harness is a form of protective equipment designed to protect a person, from injury or death. The harness is an attachment between a stationary and non-stationary object and is usually fabricated from rope, cable or webbing and locking hardware. Safety harnesses are used in combination with a shock absorber, which is used to regulate deceleration should a fall occur.
Lanyards are the most common way for a worker to attach to an anchor point. They consist of a length of webbing or cable, a hardware connection (such as a snaphook or carabineer) on either end, and frequently a shock absorber or dynamic rope. One of the hardware connectors attaches to a full-body harness D-ring (depending on application—dorsal (back), chest, shoulder, or side), and the other end connects to the anchor point. If using a lanyard with an integral shock pack, the shock pack end must always connect to the applicable full-body harness D-ring.
Self Retracting Lanyards (SRLs)
Self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) (fall limiter, personal fall limiter, yo-yo, seatbelt, etc.) are viable alternative connecting devices to shock-absorbing lanyards. While traditional 1.8m (6 ft) shock absorbing lanyards allow for up to 1.8m (6 ft) of free-fall distance prior to activating, and another 1.1m (3.5 ft) of deceleration distance prior to arresting a fall, self-retracting lifelines require less than 609mm (2 ft) to arrest free falls. With shorter activation distance and shorter overall arresting distance, self-retracting lifelines reduce the risk of hitting the ground or any obstructions at a lower level. In addition, they allow for easier rescue in the event of a fall.