FallTech has introduced the 45-foot Technora Rope DuraTech SRL-R. Characteristics of Technora rope are higher temperature resistance, lower weight, lower electrical conductivity and interference properties, no corrosion, excellent cut resistance, lower stretch, superior dynamic load handling and higher strength.
The 45-foot Technora Rope DuraTech SRL-R is designed for long-lasting performance in fall arrest applications where emergency rescue and retrieval also are required in a single device. It features powder-coated, durable aluminum alloy housing with built-in carrying for easy mobility. The carrying handle can serve as an anchorage connection point for overhead use. Included is a mounting bracket for quick and easy connection to tripod or davit systems. This product complies with ANSI Z359.14-2014 Class B, OSHA 1910.140 and OSHA 1926.502.
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Pure Safety Group, manufacturer of fall protection equipment used by workers at height, has introduced the new Checkmate Xplorer industrial full-body harness for fall protection to the U.S. market.
The harness – designed to be more comfortable than conventional harnesses during periods of suspension and frequent loading – features visual alert stitching, an intuitive way for the user to understand the correct way to wear the harness. Its limited-slip dorsal D-ring has a precise amount of vertical adjustment built in and is designed to keep the D-ring in place after multiple loadings. Its large front ring allows for multiple attachments and uses a lightweight aluminum quick-connect buckle to ensure a safe final connection.
Hardware on the Xplorer is specifically designed to be ergonomically suited to the product’s functions, reducing wear on the webbing, allowing easy connections and providing critical pivot points for a greater range of motion. For maximum comfort, the harness features unique curved webbing that follows the contours of the body for a closer fit and an innovative sub-pelvic assembly for greater support and increased comfort during suspension. The Xplorer meets or exceeds the requirements of OSHA 1910.140, OSHA 1926.502, ANSI Z359.11-2014, EN 361:2002, EN 12277:2007 Type A and EN 358:2000.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com
Elk River’s T-Line Safety System is a horizontal and vertical lifeline system in one. The installation is quick and easy with spans up to 40 or 80 feet, with no tensioning or adjusting required. The T-Line is suitable for permanent or temporary locations and is very easy to reinstall or move to other locations. The innovative design of the system allows two lifelines on separate self-retracting and self-locking spools. The reels move in opposite directions as the user moves horizontally or vertically. One line pays out while the other retracts. The T-Line will not lock at low speed, allowing the user to move about freely. However, if the user should fall, the pulley brake grips the line and prevents pendular swings. The unit has an integrated rescue winch for easy rescue if a fall should occur. A video is available at www.elkriver.com/cat-81-1-237/t-line-systems.htm. The T-Line is a great horizontal fall protection device for working off platforms with no handrails; storage tanks; and tops of trucks, airplanes, buses and service bays.
Elk River www.elkriver.com
Buckingham’s TrueFit Harnesses truly are universal harnesses. Unique adjustment features on both the front and back of each harness make them a perfect choice. The company is now offering the harness in an Economy version and a BuckOhm Dielectric version. Buckingham’s TrueFit line of harnesses are the only universal harnesses on the market and can fit sizes S-3X. Whether you’re 5′1″ and 130 pounds or 6′6″ and 325 pounds, these harnesses will fit you. Economy TrueFit Harnesses are perfect for those who do not need the BuckOhm dielectric hardware and are available in an assortment of options. Features include a dorsal web loop, steel dorsal D-ring, or padded back pad and dorsal web loop. The BuckOhm TrueFit Harnesses feature all the same attributes as the Economy TrueFit Harnesses, except that they are outfitted with all 9-kV-rated dielectric hardware. BuckOhm TrueFit Harnesses also are available in an assortment of options. Features include either a dorsal web loop, dorsal dielectric D-ring or pigtail. Harnesses are available in black or BuckViz Safety Green.
Buckingham Manufacturing https://buckinghammfg.com/truefit-harnesses/
The Bashlin Patriot Wood Pole Fall Restriction Device is the most innovative, easy-to-use device of its kind currently on the market, according to the company. Independent ergonomic comparison testing was performed by a certified ergonomist with a comprehensive background in utility ergonomics. This side-by-side testing showed that the Patriot offers significant ergonomic benefits. At 3.5 pounds, the Patriot is lighter than other fall-restricting devices and reduces overall muscle effort while climbing. The fixed handles minimize wrist deviation and encourage a more neutral wrist position. The Patriot also minimizes stress on the arms and shoulders and can help reduce repetitive motion strains associated with wood pole climbing. The outer rope and the rollers on the inner rope minimize surface area on the pole and lessen pole drag when climbing and descending both new and old poles. The Bashlin Patriot’s lightweight, ergonomic design also eases stress on the upper body by allowing classically proven climbing techniques. The device can be easily configured for left- or right-handed users and is available for both distribution (76PAT) and transmission (76PAT-T) applications. Watch the video at www.bashlinpatriot.com.
The Diversified Products brand LiftWise has introduced its Single Man Folding Basket for service cranes. It provides fall arrest and fall protection, while helping to eliminate the need for ladders or climbing on equipment. When not in use, the basket’s space-saving design folds for easier transport and storage.
Featuring a large open area for increased productivity, the Single Man Folding Basket has a full-sized floor to accommodate workers and materials. The slotted floor allows water to drain, while the upset holes offer skid resistance. An inward-opening gate provides easy entry into the basket, while minimizing space needed.
The basket is attached to the crane head using an adapter that is specifically built for each customer’s make and model of crane. When finished, crews can easily fold the Single Man Folding Basket in less than a minute.
The Single Man Folding Basket weighs 230 pounds and has a 350-pound capacity. The steel construction of the basket is designed to meet the rigors of contractors and heavy-duty work environments, including utilities, mining and more. It meets or exceeds industry standards ASME B30.5, ASME B30.22, ASME B30.23 and CSA Z150.
Diversified Products https://lift-wise.com
The ASAP Personal Lifeline System is Petzl’s solution for protecting workers from at-height falls with the ASAP mobile fall arrester. An easy-to-use and effective PPE, the ASAP moves freely along the rope without manual intervention. In the case of a fall or sudden acceleration, the device locks onto the rope and stops the worker. One advantage of the ASAP is that the locking mechanism won’t be affected if the user grabs the rope above the device or the device itself.
The personal fall arrest system contains an ASAP mobile fall arrester, an ASAP’SORBER shock absorber, OXAN connectors and the RAY vertical lifeline. When used in conjunction, the system meets ANSI Z359.15 certification.
Guardian Fall Protection, a Pure Safety Group brand, has unveiled its new HTL Horizontal Lifeline (HLL) for use in fall protection systems. The horizontal anchorage accommodates two workers in fall arrest at 30-, 60- and 100-foot lengths.
The HLL is ultra-lightweight and extremely durable. Due to the double-braided polyester rope functioning as the shock absorber, no inline shock absorber is required. Its built-in, inline tension swivel prevents tangling and keeps the HLL in an optimal position. It features nylon thimbles that protect the rope against wear and prevents loops. The HTL’s lower dynamic sag provides exceptional fall clearances.
The HTL kit includes the rope; tensioner to tighten and secure the lifeline; two O-rings for easy connection and smooth movement along the rope; two double-locking carabiners; two 6-foot crossarm straps; and a convenient carrying and storage bag.
The capacity of the Guardian HTL HLL is 130-310 pounds per worker. This product meets OSHA 1926 Subpart M and OSHA 1910 requirements and is assembled in the USA.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com
Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has introduced the Checkmate TR3 Tripod, used as personal protective equipment to access workers and provide fall protection in confined space environments. The tripod features an innovative new crown and foot design that makes it stronger yet more lightweight than other tripods.
The TR3 is one of 20 new fall protection products PSG is launching in 2019 into the construction, oil and gas, energy, utilities, telecom, mining and transportation industries. It is the first Checkmate product to be launched in North America.
The TR3 tripod legs lock in the open position automatically during use, easily disengage for folding and are adjusted for proper height with captive pins. Detent pins secure them to the tripod using PVC-coated keeper wires. The tripod’s pivoting spiked feet and rubber soles allow for its use on soft or hard surfaces. Its anti-splay webbing, which prevents the tripod legs from splaying under a load, can be neatly tucked into its own housing slot for storage.
When used in conjunction with other Checkmate equipment, the TR3 can be used as an anchorage for suspended work and winch operations and as a secure fall arrest point.
The tripod’s maximum single-user weight for fall arrest, with one operator, is 310 pounds. When used in assisted rescue, the maximum combined capacity load for workers is 620 pounds, and it’s 550 pounds for carrying goods. The tripod meets OSHA standards, exceeds ANSI standards and will be CSA certified.
Pure Safety Group www.checkmateuk.com/products/tr3-tripod/
Pure Safety Group, the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled a new lineup of three self-retracting lifelines. The SRLs – which meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and will be CSA certified – include the GR11, GR6 and GR6 Tie-Back, all under the company’s Guardian Fall Protection brand. The SRLs feature HPME webbing, which is lightweight and highly resistant to cuts and abrasions.
The Guardian GR11 SRL has a capacity of 11 feet and maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features durable housing that protects its internal assembly; rubber housing grips for comfort; ergonomic handling and impact resistance; an external shock absorber designed to minimize arrest forces; and multiple snap, rebar hook options that are made of steel or aluminum. The GR11 user capacity is 130-310 pounds.
The Guardian GR6 SRL has a capacity of 6 feet with a maximum arrest force of 1,800 pounds. It features a double-locking carabiner with a 3,600-pound strength gate; durable housing that protects its internal assembly and is sealed and tamperproof; a fall-indicating attachment point that swivels 360 degrees and pivots 180 degrees for optimal orientation; indicator that displays red if the SRL has been exposed to a fall; and multiple snap, rebar hook options. The GR6 SRL user capacity is 130-420 pounds.
The Guardian GR6 Tie-Back SRL has a minimum fall clearance of 6 feet, average arresting force of 1,350 pounds and maximum deceleration distance of 24 inches. It features a double-locking carabiner; durable housing that protects its internal assembly and prevents against contaminants; a load-bearing steel chassis with a structural metallic core; and a fall arrest indicator that shows if the SRL has been exposed to impact.
The Guardian SRLs have a minimum web breaking load of 5,000 pounds and are 3,600-pound gate-rated. All are manufactured in Houston, Texas.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com
Bashlin Industries has introduced the ZEUS lightweight arc-flash tower-climbing harness. At just 7.5 pounds, this full-body H-style harness with integral body belt has stacked aluminum D-rings, quick-release buckles and a Dri-Lex moisture-wicking pad.
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Hard work doesn’t have to be a pain. Protect your hands and connect easier with the 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector. This connector is built for workers who need to connect and disconnect efficiently and comfortably in multiple orientations from anchorages used in fall protection applications. This connector is designed to keep your fingers out of the way while allowing the gate to be opened completely. In the event of a fall impact event, the hand-guard pin will shear to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely connected to the anchor.
FallTech has introduced the latest addition to their leading-edge lineup: the DuraTech Personal Leading Edge Self-Retracting Lifeline series. These SRLs are uniquely designed for applications where sharp and abrasive leading edges commonly present fall hazards beyond typical at-height concerns. The lightweight and impact-resistant nylon polymer housing ensures durability, while the proprietary integrated dorsal connector provides quick and straightforward triple-action harness attachment. The DuraTech Personal LE SRLs are designed for overhead anchorage and up to 5 feet below the user’s D-ring. They meet ANSI Z359.11 LE standards and comply with OSHA 1926.502 and 1910.66 regulations. In addition, they feature a 9-foot working length for users weighing up to 310 pounds and are available in single- and twin-leg configurations with steel snap-hook, steel and aluminum rebar hook, and aluminum carabiner lifeline connector options.
Buckingham’s new Retrofit Back Pad is designed to easily retrofit onto any Buckingham harness and most other manufacturers’ harnesses as well. It is great for someone who wants to add more comfort to an existing harness with minimal padding. The pad provides you with a lightweight, comfortable, breathable and – most importantly – functional back pad that provides all-day relief on the back and shoulders. Made of a cotton/nylon blend with high-density thermoformed foam inner, the pad features heavy-duty snaps that keep it securely attached to your harness and in place. It meets or exceeds ASTM F887 electric arc performance requirements and ANSI Z359 when used with an equivalently rated harness. Buckingham’s Retrofit Back Pad also is universal in size.
Buckingham Manufacturing www.buckinghammfg.com/products/buckingham-retro-back-pad-k9retro/
Pure Safety Group (PSG), the largest company dedicated solely to fall protection, has unveiled its Guardian Fall Protection S1 safety harness. The S1 is the first in a series of innovative new harnesses designed with three levels of features for various real-life work scenarios. All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards and are CSA certified.
The S1 Harness is a rugged utility option for users who need to grab their fall protection gear and safely get to work. It is designed with water-resistant contrasting core webbing, label cover and impact indicators for easy inspection, dual lanyard keepers and durable rubber web keepers. The S1 features steel hardware that includes a three-bar torso adjustment for quick and proper fitting, various connection point options for use in multiple applications and a chest strap captivation for performance. The S1 Harness is available in four sizes for optimal fit.
Building on the S1 Harness, the S3 Harness and the S5 Harness, each with additional, enhanced feature sets and innovative components, will launch in the first quarter of 2019. The harnesses in the S series can be customized.
The S harness series is one of the first major product launches to come from PSG since it combined its Guardian Fall Protection, Checkmate and Ty-Flot companies under one innovation strategy, made up of top engineers, designers and manufacturing experts from around the world.
Pure Safety Group www.puresafetygroup.com