## What type of lanyards are used in fall protection?

Shock-Absorbing Lanyards The most popular type of fall protection PPE is a shock-absorbing lanyard. The typical length of this type of lanyard is six feet and they often come in a bungee style.

## How much can a deceleration device such as a personal shock absorber extend your free fall?

While traditional, 6-foot shock-absorbing lanyards allow for up to 6 feet of free-fall distance before activating, and another 3.5 feet of deceleration distance before arresting a fall, a personal fall limiter requires less than 2 feet to arrest freefalls.

What is the maximum allowable free fall length of a shock-absorbing lanyard?

Lanyards must be selected to limit free falls to no more than 6 feet and 1,800 pounds of force [CFR 1926.502(d)(16)(ii)].

### How do you calculate fall distance?

1. Total Fall Distance (TFD) is defined as the sum of Freefall Distance.
2. (FFD), Deceleration Distance (DD), Harness Effects (HEFF), and.
3. Vertical Elongation (VEL). It is also wise to include Safety Factor (SF)
4. of at least one foot in the formula.
5. calculated using the following formula:
6. TFD=FFD+DD+HEFF+VEL+SF.

### What is an arborist Flip line?

A flipline is a special type of lanyard made from braided arborist rope over steel wire cable. This makes it more rigid and easier to flip up the tree – especially on larger stems. Lanyards without a wire-core are lighter and ideal for line clearance workers to avoid the conductivity of steel wire.

What is the maximum allowable free fall distance?

6 feet
OSHA requires that potential free fall distances will never exceed 6 feet (1.8 m) when using personal fall protection. So, careful consideration must be given to the way that a fall arrest system is selected and rigged so that a 6-foot fall distance is not exceeded.

#### Why choose 3M safety lanyards?

Plus, your crew not only stays safe, but benefits from a highly lightweight and durable fall arrest, restraint or positioning safety lanyard that’s also designed to be easy to use. Learn more about 3M’s lanyards and how to choose the best equipment for your workers. Learn more about 3M’s lanyards… for your workers.

#### Can I adjust the length of my lanyard for fall arrest?

Some lanyards can be adjusted to varied lengths to allow for both fall arrest or fall restraint in more applications. Lanyard length must always be selected based on the amount of fall clearance that the jobsite application allows for.

How long is a positioning lanyard?

4 ft. (1.2m) single-leg with adjustable web and snap hooks at each end. Our positioning lanyards have a build quality that is second to none, backed by decades of design, research, manufacturing know how and on the job performance. These lanyards are designed without shock absorbers, making them ideal for positioning or restraint applications.

## Are 3M industrial and occupational products available for sale to consumers?

3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use. Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers.