Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE)

Safety belts for holding the operator back in areas with danger of falling; seat belts for holding the operator in a sitting working position when hanging freely; or safety harnesses for arresting falls of the operator or for work at heights at roof overhangs, towers or poles.

BRUGG Lifting provides you with proven Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE) quality products – safe according to the EKAS guidelines for industrial and maintenance work, scaffolding and steel construction, fire brigade operations, rescue from heights and other applications.

Bei BRUGG Lifting erhalten Sie bewährte Qualitätsprodukte aus dem Bereich der Persönlichen Schutzausrüstung gegen Absturz (PSAgA). Sicher nach EKAS-Richtlinien für Industrie- und Instandhaltungsarbeiten, Gerüstbau und Stahlbau, Feuerwehreinsatz, Höhenrettung und weitere Einsatzgebiete.

Persönliche Schutzausrüstung gegen Absturz

Chest eye acc. to 
EN 361


Fall arrest eye acc. to EN 361 in conjunction with 
EN 353-1

Fixing exe acc. to 
EN 358

Elastisches Gurtband - Illustration

Elastic belt strap

Rückhaltöse - Illustration

Holding back eye

Sitzgurtöse - Illustration

Seat belt eye

Dorsal eye acc. to EN 361

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Application instructions for your PFPE

The PFPE only offers optimum protection, if it is properly maintained and applied. To help you being on the safe side with your Personal Fall Protection Equipment, we have compiled practical application instructions for your PFPE.

Maintenance and storage of your PFPE

PFPE is optimally stored at a dry, shadowy place, stored loosely and uncongested, protected against solar radiation, best in equipment bags or cases.

Constant climatic conditions are advantageous: air humidity at 45 – 65%; temperature about 10 – 20°C.

Slightly soiled belts (soil, sludge, clay) can be cleaned using warm water (40°C) and mild soapsuds. Afterwards rinse thoroughly using clear water. Do not dry wet/humid pieces of equipment in laundry driers or above heat sources, but suspend them at an airy and shadowy place.

Service life

The service life of your PFPE depends on the individual operational conditions, with plastic parts, even if handled carefully, being subject to an aging process. Thanks to extensive inspections, a ten-year service life can be expected with nearly all products used under normal operating conditions.

In continuous operations, for instance daily use at high total work loads (many roping operations), the service life is distinctly shorter. Under certain conditions, the equipment may already have to be discarded after about one year!

Correct application of PFPE

The following issues must be observed in order to strictly avoid critical situations even when using fall absorbers:

  • The maximum occurring fall height against the total length of the system:
    – Fall absorber
    – Fastener
    – Fastening element
  • With a maximum allowable functional length of 2 m, fall heights of up to 4 m can occur!
  • The ripping section may have a maximum length of 1.75 m
  • The distance from the point of rope attachment to the ground depends on the body height and amounts to about 1.50 m
  • Reserve about 1.0 m

Did you know …

… that our supplied coated core ropes are reliable and safe even when dropping over a sharp edge. This was confirmed by the Rope Inspection Agency based in Stuttgart by means of a sharp edge drop test.

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What to do in case of a suspension trauma ?

After having hanged freely in the belt for a lengthy time (ca. 15 – 20 min.), the injured person must never be lied down directly after the rescue. There is the danger of acute cardiac death! Urgent danger signs are shortness of breath, anxiety and chest pain after the rescue.

Initially, the injured person should stand (with assistance) for some minutes, then be squatted and finally laid down with the head uphill (!). This bedding should be continued for at least 20, or better 30 minutes. This time may be shortened only in case of blood loss due to injuries.

Unconscious persons should be bedded crouched down; their respiratory tracts should be kept free and, if necessary, be given artificial respiration. After having hanged freely for a long time (30 min.), the injured person must be evacuated passively (helicopter) at any rate, even in case of subjective well-being. The prognosis will depend on the extent of the shock and the first aid. Injuries of organs should be always anticipated; the person must undergo a medical examination.

PFPE from our web shop

For safe work at heights, you may equip yourself with various PFPE from our range. Discover our offering in our web shop.

What is Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PSAgA)?

Welcome to BRUGG Lifting, your expert in Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PSAgA) and fall protection. In this article, we will explore the various aspects of PSAgA, from its significance to the different types and applications. We also offer a PSAgA testing service.

Who requires Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PSAgA)?

PSAgA is required by workers in various industries, especially industrial climbers who work at great heights. This can include sectors such as construction, telecommunications, wind energy, and more.

In which cases is PSAgA legally mandatory?

The legal obligation to use PSAgA depends on specific working conditions and local regulations. However, it is frequently mandated in industries with fall hazards.

What types of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PSAgA) are there?

There are various types of PSAgA, including fall arrest harnesses, restraint systems, sub-systems, fall arrest systems, and more. This equipment is designed to protect workers from falling and to arrest their fall in case of an incident.

How is PSAgA used?

PSAgA is attached to special anchorage points or devices to prevent workers from falling. It can also be used in conjunction with rope access or basket systems.

Conditions for using PSAgA

The use of PSAgA requires a thorough risk assessment and identification of anchoring possibilities. It is essential to select the appropriate equipment for the specific workplace.

Definition of PSAgA Terms

Terms related to PSAgA include fall arrest systems, restraint systems, sub-systems, fall arrest forces, and suspension trauma. Understanding these terms is crucial for the safe use of PSAgA.

What obligations must companies fulfill regarding Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PSAgA)?

Companies are obligated to conduct a risk assessment, provide the right equipment, perform regular inspections, and train employees accordingly. We regularly offer such training sessions.

Training for PSAgA Users

Training PSAgA users is critical to ensure they can use the equipment correctly, store it properly, and conduct inspections. We offer regular training sessions.

How should equipment be marked?

PSAgA devices must be marked in accordance with applicable regulations and standards for identification and safety assurance.

How and when should Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PSAgA) be inspected?

PSAgA must undergo regular inspections to ensure proper functionality and compliance with safety standards. BRUGG Lifting also provides a PSAgA testing service.

Completing Your Fall Protection:
Purchase PSAgA from BRUGG Lifting

To enhance your fall protection measures, BRUGG Lifting offers a wide range of PSAgA products. Our products adhere to the highest standards and are designed to protect workers in hazardous work environments.

Please also consider our PSAgA testing service, which ensures that your equipment is always in excellent condition. Additionally, we provide PSAgA training to ensure your employees can safely use the equipment.

For more information on PSAgA and other solutions in the field of rope access and safety, visit our website or contact the BRUGG Lifting team. We are at your service and ready to help you find the best solutions for your needs.