Basic Kit


Basic Kit Model:CMHYP02

Article number-Basic kit : N37 420002A

Basic Kit contents:

1 x Single point harness

1 x 2 mtr shock absorbing rope lanyard

2 x Screw gate snap hooks

1 x Kit bag

The working at height Regulations 2005

Main points:

  • Working at height, no longer means above 2 metres before PPE is required. The new regulations state “Where a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”.

  • Make sure you have done the following:

i) Method statement

ii) Risk Assessment

  •  Have a rescue plan in place. Do NOT rely on the Emergency Services.

  •  Train people in the use of Fall Protection Equipment.

  • Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment (keep records).

Fall Factors
Calculating the potential fall distance:
When using a shock absorbing lanyard, it is important to understand how to calculate the potential fall distance to avoid contact with the lower level. The calculation below gives the minimum distance between the anchorage point of the lanyard (Fall Factor 2) and the lower level.
This is calculated by allowing for:

  • twice the length of the lanyard (to allow for the length of the lanyard and the height of the worker).

  • +1.75mtr deceleration distance to allow for elongation of the shock absorber and any give in the lanyard.

  • +1mtr safety margin.

  • TOTAL = 6.75mtr clearance required using a 2mtr lanyard.

Full Factors
         Fall Factor-0  Best option                             Fall Factor-01 Acceptable                            Fall Factor-02   Worst case