Suspension trauma (ST) is a risk for everyone using a fall arrest system - one which is often overlooked by users as well as the owners of the system. A few simple instructions can reduce the risk that users will suffer from suspension trauma after a fall arrest.

To illustrate this, it’s important to cover all the appropriate actions that a user should perform in case of a fall, by means of the following scenario. Imagine two glaziers whose job is to replace the windows of the third floor of an office building from the outside. They need…