Calculating Your Required Fall Clearance Distance
(Measured from a Rigid Anchor Point):
Free fall is the distance you fall before your fall arrest system begins to slow you down. With a 2m energy absorbing lanyard attached at shoulder level the user would have 2m of free fall. Properly designed fall arrest systems should protect workers from contact with any lower level or obstruction. This is why the proper calculation of fall clearance distance from your anchor point is so important. In any case always check product labels and instructions before use. Refer to the free fall calculator for calculating fall clearance.
Click here for Capital Safety's Lanyard Clearance calculator chart.