Fall Safety, Roof Access Equipment and Fall Arrest Systems
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FAQS – Terminology

Click on the fall protection questions and industry terminology below for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why address fall protection?

2. What if I would like to address my site’s fall protection needs but have budget constraints?

3. I have an existing uncertified fall protection system, what do I do?

4. Can you offer non-penetrating solutions?

5. Can I tender my project?

Fall Protection – Common Terms

What is active fall protection?

Anchor

Anchorage

Ballasted Anchor

Boatswain’s Chair

Clearance

Compatible Connection

Davit System

D-Ring

Energy Absorber

Energy Absorbing Lanyard

Fall Arrest

Fall Arrest Anchor

Fall Arrester

Fall Arrest System

Fall Protection System

Fall Restraint System

Free-Fall Distance (FFD)

Full Body Harness

Guardrail (Non-Penetrating, Ballasted)

Horizontal Lifeline (HLL)

Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) System

Horizontal Lifeline Energy Absorber

Lanyard

Lifeline

Load Test

Passive Fall Protection System

Positioning System

Primary System

Proof Test

Rigid Rail System

Roll-Out

Rope Grab

Secondary System

Self-Retracting Lifeline

Suspended Equipment

Swing Fall

Swing-Fall Distance

Tie-Back Anchor

Total Fall Distance (TFD)

Travel Restraint Anchor

Travel Restraint System

Trolley

Vertical Lifeline (VLL)

Vertical Lifeline System

Walkway/Landing

Window Washing Anchor