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PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM

A combination of devices used to stop or arrest a worker falling from an elevated level. It consists of an anchorage, connectors, a body harness and possibly a lanyard, deceleration device, lifeline, or combination of these devices. As of January 1, 1998, the use of a body belt for fall arrest was prohibited by OSHA, 29 CFR 1926.451, Safety Standards for Scaffold Used in the Construction Industry.


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