Fall arrest systems are protection or stopping at falling when a worker is doing some work while hanging on something. These are mainly or skyscrapers or mobile towers etc.

The fall arrest is majorly two types are general fall arrest and personal fall arrest.


The fall arrest of systems should have five fundamental elements.


  • Body Wear:The full-body harness system cover the major body parts to make one feel confident that they are protected.
  • Anchorage: A rigged component that holds you on height.
  • Connector: It is a sub-system of Fall Protection, generally attached to harness and anchorage.
  • Deceleration Device:  This is one of the sub-system component which controls the ad-hoc force if arrived it holds.
  • Emergence & Equipment: This equipment is a vital element of Fall Protection. These systems not only protect but also work as rescuer.

Let’s understand major devices in fall protection:


  • Roof anchors for fall protection: These are usually the utilities installed to protect the roof and connected to lanyards lifelines. It is normally used by working as a tie-up to protect them from falling from a height. There are different Fall arrest anchors available based on the usage simple, or complex.


  • Fall protection anchor. It works in the way to ensure that you are safe. It provides are fall protection to the level required. It remains secure while you are working. The permanent fall arrest anchors always have adjustable beam clamps that give a stronger grip and hold.


  • Connectors: The connectors act as an adjoining part of fall protection. It helps in connecting greater heights with safety. It is also an important part of fall protection anchor.

What are the methods involved in fall protection?


  1. Fall Protection: It’s an assembly of all the devices which are used for the protection, to avoid falling from heights, mainly used for holding the body on height to do some work, they have a harness, positioning belt, loops, etc.


  1. Elimination: Fall elimination is the process to remove someone working on heights. There are certain standard operating procedures that one has to follow to get the same. In elimination, it should be made sure that people who are handling fall elimination should be well trained, do the site monitoring and make sure things are in place as required.


  1. Prevention: The fall prevention system is designed in a way to mitigate the effects that take place after falling from a height. The chances of falling are there but using the fall prevention one avoids the hazard which may occur after that.


  1. Fall Arrest: The fall arrest helps in arresting the fall from height. It makes it easy working or walking on the heightened surfaces of buildings and offices.


Fall protection anchors are the ultimate protection for the people who are working on heights. The work involves high risk. Hence, it is advised or made compulsory for that kind of work to have it for the safety of oneself and others.