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How to Calculate Fall Clearance (It’s simple math!): Bacon's Safety Tip

Aug 31, 2017 9:54:00 AM / by Quad City Safety

There’s a lot more to choosing the right kind of fall protection system for your crew than choosing a harness and a connecting device.

This is especially true when using a self-retracting lifeline (SRL). Because they have arresting capabilities, an SRL can lock up quickly—the shorter the fall, the greater chance of survival. But…you have to accurately calculate fall clearance for the fall protection to work.

Check out these tips for calculating fall clearance correctly:

Bacon’s Safety Tips Fall clearance. Keeping the splat out of fall protection.

Remember, factors like worker height and weight, free fall distance, back D-ring height and anchor location all play a major role in fall safety.

Do your homework and choose the right fall protection safety solutions.

Train your people to know when to use certain equipment and how to do itIt’s simple math. What’s the point of using fall protection if you don’t use it the way you're supposed to?

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Topics: Contractor Safety, Fall protection

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