An active fall protection system that prevents a person from reaching a fall hazard. A fall restraint system would typically be provided by a fixed-length lanyard and a body harness or body belt. Typically, the lanyard acts as a “leash” and prevents the worker from reaching the fall hazard.
Myriad safety hazards are present in the utilities industry. Workers must climb towers, poles and ladders where electrical hazards can be a concern, or they may be lowered beneath the ground where noxious fumes could be present. Both of these situations, and indeed most utility applications, require versatile fall protection equipment that does not impede intervention in emergency situations. Capital Safety pioneered many of the product developments that have today become standard equipment in the utilities industry.