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GIGA Safety. Fall Protection


 Body Harness

Fall arrest systems must be implemented in any situation that requires an employee to work more than 6 feet from the ground. The device should prevent a free-fall exceeding 6 feet and should allow for a deceleration distance of 3.5 feet. The maximum arresting force for a fall protection system is 1,800 pounds. The load capacity of a fall protection system should be at least double that required in order to check a free-fall of six feet. As with other types of safety equipment, the harness should be inspected daily and should not be used if there are any signs of wear and tear or damage. Once a harness has arrested a fall, it should not be re-used until it has been inspected by a competent person.

Energy absorbing lanyards, also known as shock absorbing lanyards, dissipate energy. They limit the
deceleration forces an employee experiences during a fall. The energy absorbing lanyard, or EAL, is one part
of a personal fall arrest system.

Energy Absorbing Lanyards

Energy absorbing lanyards are one of the most popular forms of decelerating devices. And workers are to
always use a decelerating device when wearing fall protection. This includes circumstances such as:

General industry
When employees are working at unprotected heights of 4 feet or higher

When employees are working at unprotected heights of 6 feet or higher

When employees are working at unprotected heights where there is danger of falling

Any use of personal fall arrest equipment
EALs will help you meet requirements when working in these situations.

When to Use an Energy Absorbing Lanyard

Our selection of retractable and self-retractable lifelines provide more flexibility than standard shock absorbing lanyards, giving you better safety coverage over a larger work area. GiGa offers lifelines with heavy duty design features, including aircraft-strength cabling and strong, durable webbing to keep workers safe when working at heights. Featuring a constant and comfortable tension, retractable lifelines eliminate any slack in the cable or webbing and allow your brake mechanism to kick in quickly.


Whether you choose self-retractable lifelines or a SRL for leading edge work, you can be certain that your purchase meets all OSHA, ANSI & CE standards for fall protection.

Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL)

Anchorage Connectors are designed as the intermediary for securing a connecting device to an anchorage. Careful consideration should be given to selecting a proper anchorage for ultimate safety. The anchorage should be easily accessible, located a safe distance above any lower obstacles and support 5,000 lbs. (22kN) per worker.


The Importance of Anchorages


Carefully planned and selected anchorages are crucial factors in worker protection and safety. Should a fall occur, the worker will be suspended from the selected anchorage, their life depending on its strength.
In addition to defining an anchorage, it is also important to make a distinction between the anchorage itself and an anchorage connector. An anchorage, for example, could be an I-beam, while a cross-arm strap, or choker, wrapped around this beam and permitting attachment is the anchorage connector.

Anchorage/Anchorage Connectorstools

Tool tethers (also called tool lanyards) prevent tool drops and related injuries on the job.
If you work at great heights, attaching your tools to a tool lanyard ensures that, if dropped, the tools will not pose a hazard to yourself or anyone down below. This 
simple safety measure is an easy way to minimise the likelihood of a serious injury - imagine how dangerous a hammer or wrench would be if dropped from a height, using one of these tool tethers will help prevent any nasty accidents.

Fall protection for tools