It is every employer's duty to ensure the safety of their workers, and if your employees work at potentially dangerous heights, you must comply with the relevant health and safety regulations in order to minimise the risk of a fall. Visit the HSE website for further details on UK height safety law.
There are several different ways to protect your workers from harm while working from height - fall arrestequipment is designed to stop the user from hitting the ground when they fall, whereas fall prevention products (e.g. safety barriers, man anchors) aim to prevent such falls from occurring in the first place.
We are the fall arrest equipment specialists
No matter what your requirements are, we are confident that you will find the fall arrest equipment and fall protection equipment you need here at SafetyLIftinGear.com. Our comprehensive product range includes:
- Fall arrest harnesses
- Fall arrest blocks
- Ropes and cords
- Fall protection anchors
- All-in-one fall arrest kits
- Fall protection system kits
Many of the products we stock are available both to buy and hire, so we can meet your long-term and short-term needs.
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Fall arrest vs fall restraint – what’s the difference?
When trying to select the right fall protection system for you, it’s important to know the difference between different systems. Fall restraint systems prevent the user from being able to move into areas where there’s a risk of falling, whereas fall arrest systems allow the user more freedom of movement, including into areas where there is a risk of falling. If the user does fall, the fall arrest system catches the user before they hit any lower surface.
If you’d like to read more about the difference between fall restraint and fall arrest fall protection systems, check out our blog titled Fall Arrest vs Fall Restraint – It’s Important to Know the Difference.