Fall arrest systems are an assembly of components and subsystems, including the necessary connectors, used to arrest the user in a fall from a working height and suspend the user until rescue can be effected.
Suspension Systems permit workers to sit and work safely while elevated. The system is designed to raise or lower, and support a worker at an elevated work station. This system alone cannot be relied upon to provide proper fall arrest protection.
Restraint Systems are an assembly of components and subsystems, including the necessary connectors, used to: (a) stabilize and partially support the user at an elevated work location and allow free use of both hands; (b) restrict the user’s motion so as to prevent reaching a location where a fall hazard exists.
Personnel-Riding Systems provide a quick means of raising a user out of, or lowering a worker into, a working environment. The system supports full body weight for a short period of time, but should not be used for suspension. A retrieval system by itself may not provide all the protection a worker requires. Fall arrest and/or restraint systems may also be required.