Fall Protection: PFAS Clearance Distance
It is important that employees be trained in calculating PFAS clearance distance. In the event of a fall it is important to ensure that the worker will not free fall more than 6 feet. Free falling more than 6 feet has broken workers necks from impact force. If workers contact lower levels the PFAS is useless. Use a deceleration device to ensure forces do not exceed 1,800 pounds. Use this chart from when calculating PFAS clearance distance.