What is travel restraint system?

What is travel restraint system?

A travel restraint system restricts the worker’s movements in the fall hazard area by allowing them to reach the edge, but they are not able to fall over the edge. Travel restraint is used for leading edge work where there is unprotected end of formwork, floors, roofs, decks or other walking or working surfaces.

What is the appropriate safety number factor when using a travel restraint system?

Adequate anchorage for a travel restraint system means that it is capable of supporting a static load of 2 kilonewtons (kN) (450 lb) with a recommended safety factor of at least 2 (i.e., 4 kN or 900 lb).

What is an example of fall restraint equipment?

Fall arrest systems protect you after you fall by stopping the fall before you hit the surface below. Examples include: Full body harnesses connected by lanyards or lifelines to secure anchors. The harness must be attached to an anchor that is able to withstand 22 kN (5000 lb.) or two times the maximum arrest force.

What is a safety restraint lanyard?

A restraint lanyard is designed to prevent falls by prohibiting the wearer from reaching a hazardous position where a fall might occur.

What are the two types of fall protection?

There are two major types of fall arrest: general (nets) and personal (lifelines). The fall arrest system only comes into service when or if a fall occurs. According to OSHA standards, only retractable lifelines, or full-body harnesses with shock-absorbing lanyards are accepted as personal fall arrest systems.

What are 3 types of fall protection devices?

Besides fall arrest, there are three more types of fall protection equipment:

  • Positioning – These systems hold workers in place while leaving their hands free, to allow them to work.
  • Suspension – These systems lower and support workers while leaving their hands free for the activities they need to perform.

What are the two major types of fall protection harness buckles?


  • Lanyards.
  • Harnesses.
  • Retractables.
  • Confined Space.
  • What is the most common type of fall protection?

    On many sites, guardrails are the most common and convenient means of fall protection. Where guardrails cannot be used, workers must use another means of fall protection to prevent a fall. Two basic types of fall protection are travel restraint and fall arrest. Both involve wearing a full-body harness.