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Signalling for Crane Operations – Hand Signalling (Sneak Peek)

Here’s a sneak peek at our new Signalling for Crane Operations online course. Stay tuned to see more soon.

Fall Clearance, Arresting Force and Free Fall Distance – 3D Animation – (Light-Hearted Version)

ABCS is introducing their new 3D character named “Abel Wiseman” who is wearing a full-body harness and shock absorbing lanyard. He is using a cable wrap connected to an I-beam that serves as his anchorage.

Understanding fall clearance, arresting force and free fall distance is key to safely using a personal fall arrest system.

With the assistance of Abel Wiseman, you’ll see how easy it is to calculate your minimum clearance and free fall distance when setting up your fall arrest system.

This 3D animation provides a step-by-step method that explains in simple language how to figure out your clearance and free fall distance without the need for complicated formulas and acronyms.

Swing Fall, Clearance and Self Retracting Devices

Swing fall is a key component to safely using a personal fall arrest system. This 3D animation uses simple language to demonstrate swing fall.

It explains how to set up your personal fall arrest system to minimize a potential swing fall and how to calculate your clearance when using a full body harness and a self retracting device (SRD).

Fall Clearance, Arresting Force and Free Fall Distance

ABCS is introducing their new 3D character named “Abel Wiseman” who is wearing a full-body harness and shock absorbing lanyard. He is using a cable wrap connected to an I-beam that serves as his anchorage.

Understanding fall clearance, arresting force and free fall distance is key to safely using a personal fall arrest system.

With the assistance of Abel Wiseman, you’ll see how easy it is to calculate your minimum clearance and free fall distance when setting up your fall arrest system.

This 3D animation provides a step-by-step method that explains in simple language how to figure out your clearance and free fall distance without the need for complicated formulas and acronyms.

Connecting Component Hazards and Cautions

When using anchor connectors, carabiners, and snap hooks (connecting components):

  • Take into account the additional length of anchor connectors when calculating your fall clearance, which is the distance from a specified reference point, such as your working platform or anchorage, to the highest obstruction that you might encounter during a fall.
  • Ensure that the included angle between the legs of the anchor sling is less than 45 degrees.

Be aware of the potential for an improper or incomplete connection between the D-Ring and the connector. These types of connections can occur when the inside diameter of the D-Ring is very close to the width of a connector, whether it is an anchor or anchorage connector, a carabiner, or snap hook. In these situations, when attempting to engage the connector with the D‑Ring, it feels like the connector is properly connected when, in fact, the connector is only sitting inside of the D-Ring and will come apart during a fall.

Free Fall Distance – 3D Animation

Understanding arresting force and free fall distance is a key component to safely using a personal fall arrest system. This 3D animation uses simple language to demonstrate free fall. It explains how to set up your personal fall arrest system to minimize free fall when using a full body harness and lanyard.

ABCS is introducing their new 3D character named “Abel Wiseman” who is wearing a full-body harness, shock absorbing lanyard, and connected directly to an anchor located on an I-beam. With the assistance of ABCS’s Abel Wiseman, you’ll see how easy it is to calculate your free fall distance without the use of complicated formulas and acronyms.

Fall Clearance – 3D Animation

There are many different ways being presented to calculate the minimum fall clearance you need when using a personal fall arrest system. This 3D animation provides a step-by-step method that explains in simple language how to figure out your fall clearance without the need for complicated formulas and acronyms.

ABCS is introducing their new 3D character named “Abel Wiseman” who is wearing a full-body harness, shock absorbing lanyard, and using a cable wrap connected to an I-beam that he is using as his anchorage. With the assistance of ABCS’s Abel Wiseman, you’ll see how easy it is to calculate the minimum clearance you need when setting up your fall arrest system.