Definition – What does Fall Protection mean?
Fall protection is a part of safety equipment that is used to make working at heights safer. Generally, the term refers to any type of planned system to prevent or minimize falls from heights. When used specifically, the term refers to all measures and devices used to prevent a fall from occurring.
HSSE World explains Fall Protection
Fall protection is usually used on construction sites that are at heights. Fall protection is achieved by different methods. For example, in some parts, barricades are used to achieve fall protection, in other cases, a personal fall arrest system is used by workers, which is a combination of a lanyard, anchorage, full-body harness, and a deceleration device.« Back to Glossary Index