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       How does the


       In the event of a fall the special webbing inside the Energy Absorber
       opens up. This opening of the webbing takes up most of the jerk which
       is felt as an impact when a fall occurs. Hence finally very little jerk is felt
       on the body of the worker.                                    Smooth free fall
                                                                     with Energy
       We can therefore imagine that if this Energy Absorber is absent   Absorber
       from a fall protection system, the forces which are felt on the body
       of the worker can be very high and can result in injury.

                                                                                                  A jerky fall
        Always use Energy Absorbing Lanyards for fall arrest applications.                        without Energy

        What Should be the Length


         The  standard  maximum  length  of  the  Fall  Arrest
         Lanyard is 2 meters. Important thing to note is to have
         a lanyard long enough to be user friendly, however,
         kept  as  short  as  possible,  to  minimize  the  free  fall   Total length of KARAM Fall Arrest
         distance.  All KARAM  fall arrest lanyards are tested       Lanyards should not exceed 2m.
         and certified as per EN 355:2002 for their maximum
         length of  2m.

                                                        Energy Absorber                 Energy Absorber
                                                          Ref. PN 300                     Ref. PN 400
          Minimum fall clearance                Anchorage Point                 Anchorage Point

          distance required when
          using an ENERGY                                          Lanyard                         Lanyard

          It is extremely important to know the fall
          clearance  distance  while  working  at  a                1.2m                            1.0m
                                                                 Shock Absorber                  Shock Absorber
          height  using  the  appropriate  Fall
          Protection System.
          While  anchored  vertically  above  the
          head level, the length of the lanyard used
          and  the  elongation  of  the  Energy
          Absorber which occurs in the event of a                   1.8m                            1.8m
          fall become two of the important factors                  Body                            Body
          to determine the fall clearance.
          Always check for the minimum Fall-
          clearance distance so that the risk of
          hitting an obstacle below is not there.
          In  the  worst  case  where  the  user  has               1.0m                            1.0m
          climbed above the point of anchorage,                  Safety Distance                 Safety Distance
          and has a free fall of 4 meters before the
          lanyard  has  been  activated,  the       Total Clearance Distance from   Total Clearance Distance from
          minimum  clearance  required  is  6.25       Anchor point = 6.0m             Anchor point = 5.8m
          meters below the anchorage.
                                                             The Fall clearance is the safe clearance distance calculated
                                                                     from the anchorage point downwards.
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