A full body harness may be a body support device that distributes fall arrest forces across the shoulders, thighs and pelvis. … the sole variety of body wear acceptable for fall arrest is the full -body harness.
While loads of focus has been given to anchorage connectors and body wear (full-body harnesses), the connecting device (a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline) between these 2 parts really takes on the full force during a fall.
A typical person Fall Arrest System incorporates three components, often described as the ABC’s of fall protection. The anchorage connector, body support, and connecting device, when used together, form a complete system for maximum worker protection. but don’t forget about another required component of any fall protection program – descent, rescue, and retrieval of a fallen worker.