Horizontal Lifelines

Horizontal lifelines are one type of fall protection system that are used in elevated work environments when employees need continuous fall protection throughout an area. When designing a horizontal lifeline system, the number of workers, length of the system, attachment to the existing building or structure and the configuration of the work area are all taken into account. At Atlantic Fall Protection, we create horizontal lifeline systems to fit our client’s specific needs. Horizontal lifelines are a viable fall protection option when designed and engineered by knowledgeable and qualified individuals.

The correct installation of horizontal lifelines is vital to the safety of the personnel utilizing the system. Every Horizontal lifeline system should be installed by factory certified installers. Fall Protection installation is a specific trade and incorrect installation puts employers and employees at risk of injury or death.

OSHA has very specific fall protection standards relating to the design of horizontal lifelines. According to OSHA, horizontal lifeline systems must be designed by a Certified Professional Engineer with extensive knowledge of fall protection. All other OSHA standards must also be considered to ensure the system is compliant. Non-compliant systems are vulnerable to OSHA fines, employee injury, death and litigation.

Some temporary horizontal lifelines are sold as “do-it-yourself” systems. These temporary systems must meet the same design, engineering and installation criteria as permanent horizontal lifelines.

RoofSafe Anchor and Cable System

The DBI-SALA RoofSafe Anchor and Cable System is a multi-directional work restraint and fall arrest system designed for all types of roofing materials and structures. This innovative system provides a unique energy shock absorber to protect the integrity of the roof structure while providing optimum worker safety while working at heights.

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RoofSafe Rail

The DBI-SALA RoofSafe Rail System is a high quality, aluminum rail safety system best suited for modern building projects, suspended work positioning for facade access, inspection and maintenance. The system offers exceptional functionality due to the innovative, hands free traveler. RoofSafe Rail is capable of navigating corners and changes of direction to provide complete design flexibility.

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RoofSafe Lo-Profile Rail

The DBI-SALA RoofSafe Lo-Profile Rail is a quality extruded aluminum rail system, which provides a high level of user safety combined with an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Specifically designed for use on jet bridges, this system permanently attaches and allows the jet bridge to expand and collapse with no need to remove or retention. The Lo-Profile Rail System was designed to provide fall protection for up to three (3) persons. The end user can be assured this system provides the most effective protection against risks associated on a jet bridge.

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Uni 8 / Evolution Horizontal Lifeline

The Uni 8 / Evolution product line is well suited to modern building projects, refurbishments and can also be used for a wide range of industrial safety applications. This product line offers excellent functionality through it’s free flowing bypass capability and can navigate corners and contours in building designs.

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Uni 8 Overhead / Evolution Horizontal Lifeline

The Uni 8 Overhead system meets the needs of transport and industrial customers including trucks, trains and aircraft, crane walkways and loading bays. This system also has applications in the entertainment and arena industry. The benefit of this system support heavy fall arrest and controlled rate descent devices, and ensures free and unhindered movement for workers when carrying out work at height.

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UniRail Lifeline System

The UniRail system consists of a high grade, extruded aluminum rail and is best suited to modern building projects; specifically internal and external facade access, inspection and maintenance, including walkways and suspended gantries. The system has also been used extensively for suspended access work by rope access technicians, as it meets the requirements of both abseil and fall protection standards. The system includes a free flowing carriage which is capable of navigating corners and contours in a building or structure to provide complete flexibility for the end user.

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Sayfglida Horizontal Lifeline

Sayfglida is an advanced horizontal lifeline system available providing unrivaled levels of protection. The system utilizes a patented Sayflink traveler that slides easily over intermediate anchorage brackets and around corner brackets with ease. The system can be installed above, with, or below the user. Total length is unlimited for ultimate versatility. It allows greater span distances between intermediates and it allows more users on the lifeline than competitive systems.

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XS Platforms Horizontal Lifeline

The XTS-Linked System is a 100% ‘hands-free’ system that can be installed on various types of existing roofing substrates, including: wood, concrete, and metal. Floor, wall, or ceiling mounted systems are also available to allow for convenient design flexibility. With its single point penetration attachment, it offers fewer roof penetrations than a single anchor point system.

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Relevant ANSI and OSHA Standards:

• ANSI Z359.2-2007 ( Anchorages for horizontal lifeline systems shall be certified and designed, prior to use, by a qualified person with the experience and training in designing and using horizontal lifeline systems. (E5.4.5.1) Non-ceritfied anchorages should not be used for horizontal lifelines.

• 29 CFR 1926.502(d)(8) Horizontal lifelines shall be designed, installed, and used, under the supervision of a qualified person, as part of a complete personal fall arrest system, which maintains a safety factor of at least two.

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