Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Equipment- What’s the difference? This is a very common question we hear almost everyday, there is a fine line but one to very much consider before making any purchases of height safety equipment or lanyards.

Fall Arrest Equipment- is used when there is a risk of the wearer falling at height, a fall arrest lanyard or block will include a shock absorber of some form which deploys and breaks a fall when it occurs.

Fall Restraint Equipment- is used to restrain a wearer from having a fall, the idea is to secure the user to an area of protection and prevent them from being at risk from a fall. In simple terms for example if there is a flat roof one would use a restraint lanyard to prevent the user from reaching the edge and there for restrains the user from a risk of falling. This type of equipment is not to be used to arrest a fall and could result in serious injury.

For more information on our range of Fall Arrest Equipment and Fall Restraint Equipment please contact our friendly sales team.