A Fall Arrest System always requires ABC’s
A – Anchor Device
B – Body Harness
C – Connecting Device
Firstly, you need to determine is the application:
The most common fall arrest equipment used is 2pt harnesses (one Rear and one front attachment), using a double scaffolding hook lanyard, which offer the user continuous connection, by alternating between the two connection points on the lanyard during climbing and transit.
Various types and design of rescue kits are available, offering assistance to a variety of applications:
We offer two predominant rescue solutions, which cover a variety of rescue and utility applications:
Active fall protection is made of components and systems that require some manipulation by the workers to make the protection effective. These systems include body belts, full body harnesses, lanyards and their attachments, and component parts such as rope grabbing devices, lifelines, etc. Karam are the leaders in fall arrest and stock a range of Fall Arrest equipment.
When looking at a complete fall protection system we often refer to the ABC’s of fall protection.
A : Anchorage – Provides a secure point of attachment for the fall arrest system.
B: Body Support – A Full Body Harness which distributes the forces of a fall.
C: Connecting Device – The device that connects the Full Body Harness to the Anchorage system.
The Full Body Harness is an integral part of active fall protection equipment and is meant to be worn by the worker while working at heights. It consists of shoulder and thigh straps and in case of a fall the impact is distributed and hence the worker is in a comfortable and is in an upright position after the fall is arrested.
Karam offers a range of fall protection equipment that covers the ABC’s.
Another important aspect to consider when choosing the right harness for the work you do, is to look at the attachment points on a harness. Each attachment point on a harness has a particular function. Here is a quick snapshot on the various attachments on our harnesses and their functions:
Dorsal Attachment Point: This attachment point is located on the ID plate on the back of the harness between the shoulder blades. The Dorsal attachment point is ideal for fall arrest purposes because it evenly distributes the forces of fall arrest across a person’s body. It is suitable for standard site work or platform working, where the worker only needs to be attached with no other requirement for climbing, work positioning.
Sternal Attachment Point: The ergonomically placed Sternal D ring on the chest area of the Harness is used as a front attachment point for fall protection when using a guided type fall arrester while climbing or entering a confined space
Lateral Attachment Point : The 2 Lateral D-rings located on the sides in the lower waist area of the harness are used for work positioning. It allows a worker to have both their hands free to work while they remain connected to the work area. It should be noted that these attachment points are not to be used for fall arrest, but instead this system is a form of fall restraint.
Ventral Attachment Point : This attachment point is located in the centre of the waist level of the Harness. It is used for rope access, rescue and many other applications.
When it comes to fall arrest harnesses, Karam are the leaders in fall arrest and offer a range of harnesses from entry level harnesses right up to their specialised harnesses.
Contact us and one of our representatives will assist you in finding the perfect harness for your workforce.