November 8, 2012

Fall Protection Force Calculator

The Force Calculator

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Use the below force calculator to calculate the force generated when using a fall arrestor. You must use a value in the Stopping Distance of at least 1.
The Force Calculator measures the amount of force placed on a human body due to a fall. This is a great tool to use when teaching fall protection courses or trying to determine the proper lanyard lenght and fall limiting device combination. So, how much force does a 182lb man generate when falling 6 feet with a 1 foot fall arrestor attached? Find out below:

Weight of person in pounds

Free Fall Distance in feet

Stopping/Fall Aresstor Distance (min 1 foot)