# What is the maximum fall distance for a lanyard?

## What is the maximum fall distance for a lanyard?

6 feet
Lanyards must be selected to limit free falls to no more than 6 feet and 1,800 pounds of force [CFR 1926.502(d)(16)(ii)]. Ideally, a personal fall arrest system is designed, tested, and supplied as a complete system.

What 4 items do you look for when inspecting a lanyard?

Harnesses and lanyards are some of the most common fall arrest systems available….Reviewing lanyards

• Is the fabric showing any discoloration or fraying?
• Are the cable lines snapped or slightly shredded?
• Are any of the attachments or clips bent or chipped?

### Which fall protection must be in place when working at heights over 4 feet?

The threshold height that triggers OSHA fall protection requirements for general industry facilities is four feet. Employers must use guard railing or a toe board for every floor hole that a worker may accidentally walk into and around every elevated open-sided platform, floor or runway.

How long is a 4 second fall?

What is free fall speed?

Seconds after object has begun falling Speed during free fall (m/s)
1 9.8
2 19.6
3 29.4
4 39.2

#### How do you calculate fall distance?

1. Total Fall Distance (TFD) is defined as the sum of Freefall Distance.
2. (FFD), Deceleration Distance (DD), Harness Effects (HEFF), and.
3. Vertical Elongation (VEL). It is also wise to include Safety Factor (SF)
4. of at least one foot in the formula.
5. calculated using the following formula:
6. TFD=FFD+DD+HEFF+VEL+SF.

How many types of lanyards are there?

But you can’t choose the proper equipment if you don’t understand the options available. Each category could be further broken-down, but essentially there are three types of lanyards: shock-absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lanyards (or SRLs), and positioning lanyards.

## Do fall protection lanyards expire?

There is no such thing as a predetermined or mandated expiration date on fall protection harnesses. Neither OSHA nor ANSI have current codes or standards that set a specific time period for taking a harness out of service.