Self-Retracting Lifeline

Werner introduces the Fall Protection Bantam Switch, a major self-retracting lifeline advancement

Werner introduces the Fall Protection Bantam Switch, a major self-retracting lifeline advancement, adding to the company’s comprehensive fall protection product portfolio for professionals working at height. This innovative advancement in SRLs achieves an industry goal of reducing the housing unit’s weight that is usually carried on a professional’s back. Self-Retracting Lifelines allow users the safety, flexibility and freedom of movement when working at height and are an important component of any fall protection system as it protects the user from falls on the jobsite.

“Our goal when designing the new Bantam Switch SRL was to reduce the weight of the housing units that professionals carry on their back to zero pounds and we’ve now become the first in our industry to achieve that,” said Melissa Moss, Product Marketing Manager at WernerCo Professional Brands. “By connecting the housing unit to the anchor point vs. the traditional approach of connecting the unit to the D-ring on the user’s harness, Werner has reduced the weight and bulk the professional carries.”

The new Fall Protection Bantam Switch, which can be used for a variety of applications, provides unencumbered movement without the discomfort and weight of an SRL housing unit on the worker’s back. The most important function of a self-retracting lifeline is to protect users on the jobsite and minimize injuries. Now professionals can lighten the load and increase their productivity for the job at hand.

The new Fall Protection Bantam Switch features include:

  • More flexibility and freedom: Small, simplified back pad allows users to achieve greater range of motion and flexibility for maximum productivity.
  • Transfers weight off user: The switch in mechanism placement transfers the weight of the SRL housing unit from the user to the anchor point.
  • Industry first innovation: For years, the industry has been looking for ways to reduce the weight of housing units professionals have to carry on their back. Unlike traditional SRLs, the Bantam Switch connects the housing unit to the anchor point verses the D-ring, removing the weight and bulk the user carries.
  • Reduce impact of a fall: The integrated backpack style shock pack reduces the impact of a fall to protect the user.
  • Increase comfort and reduce frustration: The anchor-attaching housing unit paired with the omni-directional swivel transfers almost all weight from the user’s back to the anchor point without compromising performance. The omni-directional swivel design at the housing connection also reduces potential line twists.

Werner has introduced eight new Class 1 models of the Fall Protection Bantam Switch SRL, available in multiple weights as well as single leg or twin leg options. The new SRL is both ANSI and OSHA Certified.

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