The Energy Absorber consists of a special white inner polyamide core which absorbs the arresting forces in the event of a fall. The coloured webbing serves as a back up. The clear protective covering helps in easy and fast visual inspection.
SECURE FIRST Energy Absorbers are designed to be incorporated in fall arrest or travel restraint system.
When a fall occurs, the sudden stop caused by the fall arrest system submits the human body to a high impact force (the longer the free fall distance, the higher the force).
The purpose of the Energy Absorber is to lower the impact force experienced in a fall by dissipating the Kinetic Energy and controlling deceleration. The Energy Absorbing device is made of a specially woven Tear Webbing that elongates through on its weave and stitching. This action limits the impact force to less than 900lbs. (4kN).
For further information refer to the “User & Maintenance instructions”.
We can therefore imagine that if this Energy Absorber is absent from a fall protection system, the forces which are felt on the body of the worker can be very high and result in injury.