The term fall protection encompasses a broad spectrum of techniques, equipment, and legislation in hopes to minimize injury and damage due to falls. However, where possible, a fall prevention approach should be taken, eliminating the fall all together. However, there are times where this is not possible.
At this point a system of Anchorages used with specified PPE is required, often called Active Safety due to the requirement of input from the user.
The use of active fall protection systems using PPE inherently requires detailed training due to the increased risks, and in the case of Fall Arrest you will need to encompass a Rescue plan and equipment into your Fall Protection Plan.
Fall Protection Anchors range from single point anchors to a complex series of interconnected anchorages designed to provide 100% connection for the user. Selecting the method of anchorage use, and indeed the anchorage type relies entirely on understanding the work to be carried out, and the location and surrounding areas and access requirements.