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Choice of harness attachment point for the ASAP

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Example of a harness having an A (fall arrest) point:

Choice of harness attachment point example

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 himself, or not)

- The post-fall suspension position, especially in case of unconsciousness

Ventral

 

 

 

Ventral (seat harness without fall arrest point)

Disadvantages:

- 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

 
Sternal

 

 

Sternal

Advantages:

- Position is more ergonomic when suspended

- Rescuer can easily manage the victim's position

Disadvantages:

- The ASAP can take up space in front of the user during work

 
Ventral

 

 

 

Dorsal

Advantages:

- Clear work space

Disadvantages:

- Uncomfortable position when suspended: abdomen and airway squeezed if the person is unconscious

- Difficult for rescuer to manage the victim's position