November 4, 2015 by Leave a Comment
Latchways has introduced the next-generation ManSafe Mini Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL) to its portfolio. Smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the product features a patented, frictionless braking system and multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology. Weighing a little more than 2 pounds when fitted with a double-locking snap hook, the mini is 6 feet in length. It can be used with a forged-steel snaphook, carabiner/hook and aluminum scaffolding hook. SRLs work in a similar manner to a seatbelt, permitting normal movement to facilitate work but in the event of a sudden fall, the mechanism locks, preventing any further movement. The SRL accommodates users from 132 to 309 pounds, including tools.
January 27, 2014 by Leave a Comment
USP Structural Connectors has made its MAX X-Line fall-arrest system nationally available. The fall-arrest system reduces job-site tripping hazards by incorporating a pneumatic air hose within the fall-arrest system’s lifeline, allowing contractors to eliminate the unsafe presence of a pneumatic air hose in addition to a lifeline beneath their feet. The MAX X-Line lifeline also can be clipped into a USP permanent, gasketed anchor that can be attached to the structure’s framing.