Fall protection is a topic that lends itself to the infographic format. Visuals are needed to simplify the explanations. While this infographic, titled “The A, B, Cs and 1, 2, 3s of Fall Protection” is a good overview, with simple, clear, visuals and easy to understand text, it should not be considered the ultimate resource for learning about fall protection and personal fall arrest systems. Instead, use it as a way to learn the basics so you can specifically seek out more information on the topics covered here.
The topics addressed in the infographic are the three components of personal fall arrest systems (anchorage, body support and connectors), and how to calculate your fall distance (more specifically, how to establish the length of the lanyard used to control your fall). The anchor point, lanyard length and energy absorber (decelerator) all contribute to the required length of the fall system.