Portwest FP42 6m Retractable Fall Arrest Block

  • Retractable fall arrest block for fall protection
  • Designed for all fall arrest work
  • Will retract slowly when a user falls
  • Fully certified and designed with steel


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Our Price:  £139.99
Excl. VAT. (£167.99 Inc. 20% VAT)

Portwest FP42 6m Retractable Fall Arrest Block

The Portwest FP42 6m Retractable Fall Arrest Block is designed for fall arrest work, where it will catch the worker and reel them in to a safety point in case they fall. It is fully certified, and designed high quality steel for your safety.

What's Included?

With your purchase you will receive:

  • 1 x FP42 Fall Arrest Block
  • 1 x Energy Absorber
  • 1 x Double Safety Lock
  • 1 x Fall Indicator
  • 1 x Swivel Snap Hook

Key Points of the Portwest FP42 6m Retractable Fall Arrest Block

  • Certification:
    • EN 362: Personal Protective Equipment Against Falls from Height: Carabiner
    • EN 360: Personal Protection Equipment Against Falls from Height: Self-Retractable Fall Arrester
  • Materials:
    • Steel Rope
    • ABS Plastic Shell
    • Alloy Steel

What Is the Portwest FP42 6m Retractable Fall Arrest Block For?

The Portwest Fall Arrest Block is suitable for use as part of a fall arrest system. When connected to a safety harness, this will allow you to safety work from height, as should you fall, the fall arrest system will be able to take your weight. 

Fall Arrest

A Fall Arrest system will not stop you from falling. It is instead a system that ensures a fall is carried out in a safe and controlled manner. This enables a worker to carry out their job, while a body harness is connected to a suitable shock absorbing system.

This will not prevent free fall. You will still fall, however be caught by a fall arrest block, rope, a lanyard and your harness. Training MUST be provided, and an escape plan MUST be in place before an accident takes place.

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How Does the Portwest FP42 6m Fall Arrest Block Work?

The FP42 Fall Arrest Block is comprised of 4.8mm wire rope that is stored on a reel within a protective ABS plastic shell. This retractable lifeline is spring-based, meaning that once activated it will reel the user back in. Due to the inertia brake mechanism, you can extract and retract the lifeline slowly to accommodate the users movements.

How Strong Is the Portwest Fall Arrest Block?

The Portwest Fall Arrest Block is a highly reliable fall arrest block that is designed using a steel rope and alloy steel. This means that the product is extremely strong, being able to hold plenty of wait. If that's not enough, the arrest block is fully certified to EN 362 and EN 360, giving you piece of mind that it will keep you safe.

What Materials Is the Portwest Fall Arrest Block Made From?

The Portwest Block is made from the following:

  • Polyester
  • Plastic
  • Steel

What Documentation Is Available?

Click Here for the Conformity Statement
Click Here for User Instructions

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The estimated delivery time for this item is usually 1-3 working days after dispatch when ordered before 14:00, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).

Please contact our Customer Care Team on 020 7501 0598 for an up to the minute delivery expectation for this product.

UK Delivery Charges

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Order Value UK Delivery Charge
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