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Lanyards versus Self-Retracting Lifelines & Personal Fall Limiters

Tool box talks often make reference to the ABCD’s of fall protection–Anchorage, Body Harness, Connecting Device, and Descent/Rescue.  In this post, our focus is the letter C and we’ll discuss the pros and cons of common connecting devices:  shock absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines (SRL’s) and personal fall limiters (PFL’s).

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Did You Know?

That any fall protection system must be engineered for two times the applied load in the event of a fall?