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What is Active Fall Protection?

Active fall protection systems are designed to arrest a fall in progress and must achieve two goals. First, they prevent contact with a lower level during a fall. Second, they limit the impact, or arresting force, on the body.

Active fall protection systems typically include four components: an anchor point, a body harness, a deceleration device, and connectors. Different types of active fall protection serve specific purposes for elevated work tasks, including suspension systems, positioning systems, and personal fall arrest systems.

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