Choice of harness attachment point for the ASAP
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The ASAP, as with any fall arrest system, must be connected to the A (fall arrest) attachment point of the harness.
Example of a harness having an A (fall arrest) point:
The choice of harness attachment point influences:
- Work comfort (ASAP and absorber in front or behind the worker)
- Worker autonomy (can the worker install the ASAP themself, or not)
- The post-fall suspension position, especially in case of unconsciousness
Ventral (seat harness without fall arrest point)
- The ventral attachment point is not an A (fall arrest) point
- Risk of inversion if the victim is wearing a pack, or has a heavy object attached to the harness
- Position is more ergonomic when suspended
- Rescuer can easily manage the victim's position
- The ASAP can take up space in front of the user during work
- Clear work space
- Uncomfortable position when suspended: abdomen and airway squeezed if the person is unconscious
- Difficult for rescuer to manage the victim's position