Types Of Fall Safety Equipment For Your Workplace

You need to ensure that if your employees are going to be working from heights, that you have fall protection systems in place to ensure their safety, health and well-being. These fall protection systems include the use of fall safety equipment. There are a number of different types of fall safety equipment that are recommended for usage and we’re going to show you the different classes that they come in as well.


Class 1: These are body belts which may be single or double D-rings, designed to restrain people who are in hazardous work positions. They reduce the possibility of falls, but they should only be used for proper positioning.

Class 2: These are chest harnesses which are used for limited fall hazards or for the purpose of retrieving persons from tanks, bins, etc.

Class 3: These are full body harnesses which are used for stopping the most severe falls.

Class 4: These are suspension belt which support independent work to suspend workers.

Rope Lanyard: These are used for restraining falls and they also have some useful elastic properties.

Web Lanyard: These are great for restraining fall hazards where the heights are less than 2 feet high.

Cable Positioning: These are designed for environments which are exposed to excessive heat or corrosive materials. They must be used along with shock absorption devices.

Shock Absorbers: These are used to reduce the fall arresting force in case a fall occurs.

Rope Grabs: These are deceleration devices which are attached to a lifeline and used to help the worker safely ascend or descend a height and arrest their fall.

Retractable Lifeline Systems: These offer mobility and fall protection when working at heights or in fall hazardous areas.

Safety Nets: These nets are used to decrease the fall exposure when the fall distance is more than 25 feet and when employees are working where there aren’t scaffolds or temporary floor.

Rail Systems: These systems can be attached onto curved surfaces and fixed ladders to reliably prevent falls.


A safe work place is crucial and ensuring that you have the right safety procedures and policies for things such as working at heights, first aid CPR, confined space entry, as well as things like WHMIS-GHS can create a great work environment that is safe and productive. Since Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd.’s founding, their diverse team of certified health and safety professionals have taken great pride in their ability to deliver prompt, cost-effective and relevant workplace health and safety solutions. As a CPO approved, TSSA accredited, and WSIB approved provider, we look forward to discussing how ACT can help with your companies safety requirements. Contact us today.




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