Fall Protection is a crucial element for all projects. It can make the difference between your safety and a fatal accident. Self-Retractable Lifelines (SRL) are excellent options to prevent nasty falls and keep you safe. Like the name suggests, Self-Retractable Lifelines retract automatically when falls occur.
How do you use a Self-Retractable Lifeline?
A Self-Retractable Lifeline works a lot like a seat belt. Like a seat belt, the SRL is designed to absorb the energy with its breaking mechanism and stop the fall. Additionally, with the help of a harness, the force from the fall spreads across your body and helps prevent additional pain on impact.
To use an SRL, you attach the device to the back D-ring of the harness. The SRL will allow the user to move freely around the area; however, if speed is detected, the automatic breaks will be triggered.
Why use an SRL over a Lanyard?
Lanyards do not offer the breaking mechanism that SRLs do. If you are wearing a lanyard during a fall, the lanyard will fall to its length plus any additional stretch. Because of the distance you are able to fall while wearing a lanyard, you are likely to gain speed and more likely to have pain with the fall. By using a SRL, you will automatically stop before the fall reaches a great distance.
What to Buy:
Investing in the correct type of fall protection is essential for your safety. If you have questions or need help deciding what fall protection equipment will be best suited for your project, we have a team ready to help. You can contact the Ashley Sling location closest to you, or simply request a quote.
Always refer to manufacturer warning and use instructions before using a Self-Retracting Lifeline, Fall Protection, and other equipment. Always inspect your equipment.