General terms

Swing fall

If a user is not located directly under an anchor when he/she falls but way off to the side, there is a danger of a swing fall. Should this person fall, he/she will swing wildly from side to side which greatly increases the risk of secondary injuries, such as bruises and fractures.

Therefore, when planning a fall arrest solution, attention should be paid to ensuring that users can only move around in the area directly below the anchorage device.