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Fall arrest system
Domain: Health and safety at work => Preventive measures => Personal protective equipment
Grammatical category
Noun phrase
Grammar notes
A system that will stop a worker's fall before the worker hits the surface below.
A fall arrest system shall incorporate a suitable means of absorbing energy and limiting the forces applied to the user's body.
It shall not be used in a manner (a) which involves the risk of a line being cut; (b) where its safe use requires a clear zone (allowing for any pendulum effect), which does not afford such zone; or (c) which otherwise inhibits its performance or renders its use unsafe.
Definition source
http://www.worksafebc.com/glossary/s.asp, 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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