When your employees work at heights, they need the right fall protection equipment. If they’re working near a leading edge, a standard, portable self-retracting lifeline (SRL) isn’t enough to keep them safe. Most SRL components aren’t tested to withstand the sharp edges workers may encounter when tying off at foot level.
At Malta Dynamics, we’ve developed fall protection systems that allow workers to enjoy all the perks of an SRL while protecting them near leading edges. Our Leading Edge 50′ w/ Snap Hook is the longest Leading Edge product in our inventory. It features a 360-degree swivel top connection point that allows the durable thermoplastic housing to rotate as the person moves. This SRL also has a sturdy galvanized steel cable with a built-in strike test grip for added safety.
Our Leading Edge 50′ w/ Snap Hook has been tested to meet the strict standards of ANSI Z359.14-2021, and OSHA 1926 Subpart M and OSHA 1910.
How to Inspect Your Leading Edge SRL Correctly
Inspecting equipment before every use is crucial to your employees’ safety. Follow these pre-use inspection tips to keep your Leading Edge fall protection system in good condition for years to come:
1. Examine Metal Components
Before using your Leading Edge SRL, inspect the:
- Fall indicator: The fall indicator is located at your SRL’s connection point. If it has been tripped, you’ll see a red indicator. You should not use the device if the fall indicator is tripped.
- Snap hook: Check to make sure the SRL’s snap hook opens and closes correctly. Press on the gate to confirm it can’t be forced open and ensure the snap hook isn’t bent or deformed in any way.
2. Inspect the Housing
Ensure all of the fasteners are present and tightened, and check the label for the manufacture date, part number, serial number and batch number.
3. Check the Cable
If the cable gets tangled in the housing, the SRL won’t arrest a fall. Examine the entire length of the cable for cuts, burns, frays, kinks or tears.
4. Perform a Strike Test
To test your SRL’s braking mechanism, grip the handle and quickly pull down on the cable. Place all the force above the fall indicator so you avoid accidentally triggering it. If the brakes don’t engage, you should remove the SRL from service.
Malta Dynamics Safety Equipment — Field-Tested, Field Approved
At Malta Dynamics, we engineer and manufacture all of our fall protection solutions. What’s more, our crew uses our safety equipment in the field and sends feedback to help us make our products as efficient and user-friendly as possible.
We are proud to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so you can feel confident that your workers will be safe, comfortable and compliant while using our products.
After over 30 years in the construction industry, we have become safety experts. You can count on us to cater to all your safety needs.