The ABC’s of Fall Protection by 3M

The ABC’s (and D’s and E’s!) are an easy way to remember the components of fall protection.

A – Anchorages are a secure point of attachment. Anchorage connectors vary by industry, job, type of installation and structure. They must be able to hold fast under more than a ton of force generated in a fall.

B – Body Support harnesses distribute fall forces over the upper thighs, pelvis, chest and shoulders. They provide a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system.

C – Connectors such as shock-absorbing lanyards or self-retracting lifelines, connect the worker’s harness to the anchorage.

D – Descent and rescue devices are used to retrieve an injured worker or lower him to the ground.

E – Education is essential. We offer a variety of training and consultative services.