The ABCs of Fall Protection

The ABCs of Fall Protection

A typical personal fall arrest system is made up of four necessary components. The ABCDs of Fall Protection is a commonly used abbreviation to remember the following four components.


The anchorage is the secure point of attachment. Anchorage connectors vary by industry, job, type of installation, and structure. It must be able to support the intended loads and provide a sufficient factor of safety.

Body wear

A full body harness is the most common type of body wear. Harnesses distribute fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest, and shoulders and provide a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system.


A connector, such as a shock-absorbing lanyard or a self-retracting lifeline, connects a worker's harness to the anchorage.


These are devices used to raise or lower a fallen or injured worker to safety or retrieve the worker from a confined space. It is not uncommon for this component to be overlooked.

With an unwavering commitment to safety, Safe-Waze and French Creek Productions offer a comprehensive range of fall protection products, supporting workers in maintaining a safe and secure environment. Their harnesses, meticulously crafted with durable materials and innovative designs, are adjustable to fit different body types, ensuring maximum comfort and freedom of movement for workers.

Safe-Fast offers Fall Protection equipment and can provide support to make sure you get the correct solutions for your needs. Be sure to view: AnchoragesLanyardsHarnessesRetractables and Guardrails.

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