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Personal fall protection system
Domain: Health and safety at work => Preventive measures => Personal protective equipment
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
A fall prevention, work restraint, work positioning, fall arrest or rescue system, other than a system in which the only safeguards are collective safeguards; or, rope access and positioning techniques.
A personal fall protection system shall
(a) be suitable and of sufficient strength for the purposes for which it is being used having regard to the work being carried out and any foreseeable loading;
(b) where necessary, fit the user;
(c) be correctly fitted;
(d) be designed to minimise injury to the user and, where necessary, be adjusted to prevent the user falling or slipping from it, should a fall occur; and
(e) be so designed, installed and used as to prevent unplanned or uncontrolled movement of the user.
Definition source
Reg. 2, schedule 5 of The Work at Height Regulations 2005
European legislation
Directives 89/656/EEC, 89/686/EEC
British legislation
The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992; The Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002; The Work at Height Regulations 2005
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