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Please refer to the below documents for assistance with fall clearance calculations. Please note that all final fall clearance calculations must be done by the jobsite Competent Person. Contact Guardian Fall Protection with any questions.

Clearance TypeChart
Fall Clearance Chart pdf
Absorbinator HLL Clearance (2" Sag) pdf
Absorbinator HLL Clearance (6" Sag) pdf
2-Person Rope HLL Clearance pdf
4-Person Rope HLL Clearance (30800) pdf
Cable HLL Clearance (04800) pdf

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We strive to be a useful resource for information in the fall protection industry. In the sections below, you will find information regarding all things fall protection. If something is missing or you can't find what you are looking for, please contact us.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a national body that functions to promote and protect worker safety. Safety regulations relating to the construction industry are covered by section 1926 of the OSHA code, with fall safety standards falling under Subpart M of that section. Fall safety equipment plays a vital role in protecting workers in the construction industry, and the products offered by Guardian Fall Protection are carefully designed and manufactured to comply with the most current OSHA regulations. To view specific OSHA standards relating to fall safety, please visit their website: http://www.osha.gov/.

OSHA may also be contacted in writing at the following address:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
200 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20210


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a national body of volunteers that work to innovate and refine safety standards in the fall protection industry. ANSI is comprised of engineers, contractors, and other experts in the construction and other related industries, and draws upon the knowledge and experience of its members to set regulations for product testing, installation, application, and more. ANSI regulations are not legally binding, but do provide valuable direction and resources for best practice construction methods. ANSI regulations are also frequently adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, whose standards and regulations are enforced by law.

ANSI may be contacted at their website, http://www.ansi.org/, or in writing at the following address:

American National Standards Institute, INC. (ANSI)
11 West 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Architects are frequently called upon to compile large amounts of information in a short amount of time, and given the variety of equipment and materials used in construction, this is not always an easy task.

Guardian has made this process of compiling information on our equipment both quick and easy with our online product design specification library. Product information ranging from structural requirements, to regulatory compliance, to material call-outs, is now in one convenient place.

Both PDF and Word document formats are also readily available for download below, making it simple to drag and drop specifications into a building plan.

Specifications on numerous anchor points, guardrails, and horizontal lifelines are already available, with more products being added regularly. If specifications are needed on equipment not currently listed, please contact us directly and we will make every effort to provide the required information.

Anchor Points

4-Way Plate Anchor doc || pdf
Angel Anchor doc || pdf
CB Single Anchor Point doc || pdf
Hammer Mobile Fall Arrest System doc || pdf
Mega Swivel Anchor doc || pdf
Skyhook™ Anchor doc || pdf
Standing Seam Metal Roof Anchor doc || pdf

Horizontal Lifeline Systems

CB Absorbinator Horizontal Lifeline doc || pdf
CB Absorbinator Standing Seam Horizontal Lifeline doc || pdf
CB Hybrid Horizontal Lifeline doc || pdf
CB Hybrid Standing Seam Horizontal Lifeline doc || pdf
MD Anchor Horizontal Lifeline doc || pdf

Façade Maintenance Systems

California Tie-Back Anchor doc || pdf
Davits & Rigging Sleeves doc || pdf
S-Series Tie-Back Anchor doc || pdf


C-Slab Grabber doc || pdf
Free-standing Guardrail doc || pdf
Goose Single Stanchion doc || pdf
Permanent Guardrail System doc || pdf
Single Stanchion doc || pdf

Ladder Safety

Safe-T Ladder Extension System doc || pdf
Safe-T Ladder Extension System with Gate doc || pdf

As a Competent Person, you must inspect and document all of your equipment at least twice a year according to industry safety standards, such as ANSI A10.32-2012, which states, "All fall protection shall be inspected at least every six months by a competent person."

Product inspections are vital to ensuring the correct usage and functionality of your Guardian safety products.

Considering the importance of product inspection, Guardian Fall Protection has recently developed a series of highly organized and comprehensive inspection forms to assist in this process.

Product FamilyInspection Form
Anchor Points pdf
Full Body Harnesses pdf
Self-Retracting Lifelines pdf
Lanyards pdf
Horizontal Lifelines pdf
Vertical Lifelines pdf
Product FamilyInspection Form
Leading Edge Fall Protection pdf

Whether you need help with our products or fall protection in general, we have a dedicated staff of technical experts ready to provide you with the assistance you need.

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Falls can occur from a large variety of locations throughout the work area, including ladders, scaffolding, roofs, and unprotected edges.

Did You Know...

  • The average injury claim including benefits costs the employer $8,000?
  • The average cost savings associated with injury prevention is an estimated $24,842 a year?

A major contributor to falls, however, is a simple lack of knowledge about how to best prevent them. Learning about strategies for fall prevention, such as installing guardrails, using toe boards, tying off to appropriate anchors, and blocking openings, can all dramatically reduce the likelihood of falls.

Unfortunately, at many job sites, such fall prevention practices are not currently applied as well as they could be. Not only does this put workers at greater risk, it is in noncompliance with legal regulations set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

OSHA 1926, Subpart M, details the many regulations that must be met for the proper and legally compliant use of fall protection equipment. Worker training plays a central role in OSHA fall protection standards, since fall protection equipment will not serve its purpose unless it is used correctly.

OSHA 1926.503 (a)(1) states:

“The employer shall provide a training program for each employee who might be exposed to fall hazards. The program shall enable each employee to recognize the hazards of falling, and shall train each employee in the procedures to be followed in order to minimize these hazards.”

Your training program needs to cover:

  1. The nature of fall hazards in the work area.
  2. The correct procedures for erecting, maintaining, disassembling, and inspecting the fall protection systems to be used.
  3. The use and operation of guardrail systems, personal fall arrest systems, safety net systems, warning line systems, safety monitoring systems, controlled access zones, and other protection to be used.
  4. The role of each employee in the safety monitoring system when this system is used.
  5. The limitations on the use of mechanical equipment during the performance of roofing work on low-sloped roofs.
  6. The correct procedures for the handling and storage of equipment and materials and the erection of overhead protection.
  7. The role of employees in fall protection plans.
  8. The standards contained in OSHA 1926, Subpart M.

The products and training classes developed by Guardian Fall Protection are designed to ensure the safety of both the worker and employer, whether it is from harm or fines.

Need assistance in creating your fall safety training program? Contact us at 1.800.466.6385 or enroll in fall protection training with our F.I.R.S.T Choice Training department.