I deliver working at heights at Wodonga Tafe with border safety and lifting and Ferno as sponsors Mrs Mcglynn as a contact I won’t Wodonga Tafe to be the best in the district and I need some important information to make us better then the opposition My question is on lanyards i would like to know the absorption rate of a lanyard on impact of a fall more importantly how quick and what speed it slows you down to.
The absorption rate and speed at which a lanyard slows you down will depend on the individual lanyard and weight of the person falling. When energy absorbers are tested, the force of the fall is measured. According to AS/NZS 1891.1:2007, the highest force averaged over any one period of 50 milliseconds shall be less than 6kN (611.83 kilogram-force).
When Ferno tests personal energy absorbers in our NATA approved facility, the time from the start of the fall to arrest is generally less than a second. Hope this helps.