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
The V-FLEX full body harness is the first in a new series of harnesses by MSA. Designed for superior comfort and mobility, the V-FLEX uses MSA’s new, exclusive racing-style design. This design routes webbing across the chest for a secure, more comfortable fit – reducing the need for adjustments throughout the day so workers can focus on the task at hand. The sleek foam padding follows the contours of the shoulder, while cooling airflow channels reduce heat stress for all-day comfort. Reduce time spent donning with the patent-pending RaceFLEX chest connection, designed to make donning intuitive and effortless while eliminating bulky chest straps – just like buckling a seat belt. Inspection is made simpler, with fewer, easy-to-identify stitch patterns, and a dedicated attachment point for personal fall limiters makes attaching them quick and easy.
The V-FLEX harness is suitable for use in multiple work-at-height applications in industries such as construction, general industry, and oil and gas.
As announced in May of this year, the new V-EDGE series from MSA simplifies SRL selection for workers as they are designed specifically for overhead and foot-level tie off – and where leading-edge hazards are a concern.
Using state-of-the-art materials and technology for enhanced user comfort and productivity, the V-EDGE personal fall limiters are available in an 8-foot/2.4-meter galvanized cable unit as well as MSA’s first-ever web unit for leading edge. This web technology, which provides a lighter-weight solution for leading-edge applications, is now available in tie-back versions.
Certified to ANSI Z359.14 leading-edge requirements, the V-EDGE series delivers improved features, increased comfort and a more durable product, ensuring businesses get more value from their investment – and more protection for their people.
The EZ Squeeze with Tough Rope is the latest innovation from Buckingham Manufacturing. This new EZ Squeeze model features a reinforced handle for more rigidity, Buckingham’s WebGrab with the new BuckHorn Adjustment Lever that allows the user to make easy one-handed adjustments, and the all-new Tough Rope. Buckingham’s new wear-resistant TrebleKern Tough Rope is constructed with an energy-absorbing nylon core, red braided polyester inner cover (red wear indicator), and an abrasion- and heat-resistant Technora outer cover that eliminates the need for a wear guard.
Buckingham Manufacturing https://buckinghammfg.com
The new V-EDGE series from MSA simplifies SRL selection for workers as they are designed specifically for overhead and foot-level tie-off – and where leading-edge hazards are a concern.
Using state-of-the-art materials and technology for enhanced user comfort and productivity, the V-EDGE SRLs are available in an 8-foot/2.4-meter galvanized cable unit as well as our first-ever web unit for leading edge. MSA's patent-pending FibreShield web technology now provides a lighter-weight solution for leading-edge applications. For longer lengths, the V-EDGE also is available in a 20-foot/6-meter SRL.
Certified to ANSI Z359.14-2014 leading-edge requirements, the V-EDGE series delivers improved features, increased comfort and a more durable product, ensuring businesses get more value from their investment – and more protection for their people.
The Bashlin Patriot Wood Pole Fall Restriction Device is the newest and most innovative device of its kind currently on the market. Recently an independent ergonomic comparison test was performed with similar devices by a certified ergonomist with a comprehensive background in utility ergonomics. This side-by-side testing showed the Patriot offers significant ergonomic benefits. The Patriot is lighter than other fall-restricting devices and reduces the overall muscle effort of the user while climbing. The fixed handles minimize wrist deviation and encourage a more neutral wrist position. The outer rope and the rollers on the inner rope reduce surface area on the pole and lessen pole drag when climbing and descending poles both new and old. The Bashlin Patriot’s lightweight, ergonomic design reduces stress on the upper body by allowing classically proper climbing techniques; proper spacing from the pole, knees out and hips back resulted in the Bashlin Patriot being validated as ergonomist approved. The device can be configured for left- or right-handed users and is available for both distribution and transmission applications.
Bashlin Industries http://bashlinpatriot.com
The SRK-11 self-rescue kit from Tech Safety Lines has been field tested for over a decade and can be used for the self-rescue of any worker at height, regardless of industry. The kit enables the user to perform an emergency egress/escape if trapped in a bucket or aerial lift. When the kit is used in conjunction with Tech Safety Lines' StepWise Fall Arrest Lanyard, the user is able to perform a true self-rescue. Watch our video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky39_SPBXVE.
The SRK-11 utilizes high-heat aramid-fiber rope with a tensile strength exceeding 6,700 pounds. Other features include rope with an extensive chemical resistance from low pH to high pH; rope shelf life of 10 years; the Descender (MCDII) has a dual braking system that consists of both an active brake and a passive brake; the SRK-11 is certified for up to 180 meters, or 600 feet; SRK bags have a no-drop loop stitched inside, which ensures no drop of the descent device during kit access; and the SRK bag is fabricated from a cut-resistant ballistic fabric.
The SRK-11 is third-party certified by UL as meeting ANSI Z359.4-2013. We also offer the SRK-15, which is third-party certified by TÜV SÜD as being CE compliant for EN341: 2011/2D.
Tech Safety Lines www.techsafetylines.com
Working at height requires movement. Workers may need to connect and reconnect their snap hooks dozens of times each day. The new 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector from 3M Fall Protection improves connecting and disconnecting while providing flexibility to anchor efficiently and comfortably.
Designed and certified to arrest a fall when loaded in multiple orientations, the Comfort Grip Connector helps provide a 5,000-pound tensile strength as well as up to 3,600 pounds in transverse and gate strengths. When connected to a vertical or transverse application, such as a pipe, the hand-guard pin shears in the event of a fall to allow the connector to align with the direction of the fall and remain securely anchored.
The 3M DBI-SALA Comfort Grip Connector is available on some of 3M Fall Protection’s most popular products, including the EZ-STOP Lanyard, Shockwave2 Lanyard, Nano-Lok Personal SRL and Nano-Lok Edge Personal SRP.
Buckingham Manufacturing’s BuckAlloy Black Climber Kit was developed after listening to customers who wanted a black climber. Given the interest in this type of kit, Buckingham developed a new climber kit to bring all the features of the popular BuckAlloy climbers into one kit.
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