What Are Some Different Types of Lifeline Equipment?

What Are Some Different Types of Lifeline Equipment?

What Are Some Different Types of Lifeline Equipment?

Some types of lifeline equipment include engineered and pre-engineered horizontal lifelines, temporary horizontal lifelines, overhead fixed-track lifelines, dead-weight anchors and vertical lifelines, according to Simplified Safety. Fall arrest system lifelines generally include a fall arrest harness and anchor points. All lifelines should be installed by a trained professional.

Tailored to individual specifications, engineered horizontal lifelines are crafted to minimize the weight on the roof if a worker falls, explains Simplified Safety. They can be used for maneuvering around corners and on different building shapes. While built to specifications, they typically accommodate three workers.

Overhead fixed-track lifelines, also known as rigid-track lifelines, are suitable for low clearance fall areas and provide fall arrest protection, states Fall Proof. With wheels encased in a metal channel, horizontal fixed-track lifelines move back and forth on a trolley system. Using the moving bridge feature, a worker moves on one axis while the contraption itself moves on another. A worker connects one end of the self-retracting lifeline to himself and the other end to a D-ring on the trolley.

Vertical lifelines consist of an anchor, a connector device, lanyard, lifeline and rope grab, notes Engineered Fall Protection. They can be classified as permanent, temporary and vertical rail.