Working at height requires the protection from fall hazards. When you cannot fully eliminate the fall hazard collective fall protection measures, such as guardrails, are the preferred solution. However, there are situations where this is not a viable option. Then a personal fall protection system can help keep workers safe in the form of either a work restraint or a fall arrest systems. For a personal fall protection system you’ll need some type of anchorage possibility for a worker to tie-off to.
One solution could be a system of single anchor points, another solution is a horizontal lifeline system (HLL). Both solutions need to be combined with a lanyard and a full body harness. In this blog we’d like to provide a comparison between these two systems and point out the advantages. We need to stress, however, that there is no one-size fits all solution to provide fall protection. Every situation has its own challenges and thus requires a different system to combat the site specific risks.