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The fall factor should always be ≤ 1

The fall factor \(FF\) is the ratio of the distance fallen \(d_{fallen}\) over the length of the securing rope \(l_{rope}\). Under no circumstances should the fall factor be higher than one!

\[FF = \frac{d_{fallen}}{\ell_{rope}}\]

Under no circumstances should the fall factor be higher than one! Adapted from:  Singing Rock

Under no circumstances should the fall factor be higher than one! Adapted from:  Singing Rock

Deceleration forces involved with the fall of a 80 kg person over 0.6 m height onto (A) a static system; (B) a dynamic lanyard or fall absorber Source: Petzl

Deceleration forces involved with the fall of a 80 kg person over 0.6 m height onto (A) a static system; (B) a dynamic lanyard or fall absorber Source: Petzl

A clear case of devolution: Ham radio turned me into a rope monkey!

A clear case of devolution: Ham radio turned me into a rope monkey!

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