A Vertical Lifeline Assembly (VLA) is complete connector kit for fall protection that consists of a high-strength poly-rope with self-locking snap hook and a rope grab positioning device for you to use as your connector. A worker might typically use a fall protection vertical lifeline for applications like roofing, ladder climbing, general construction, and tower climbing.
A VLA can be used as part of a personal fall arrest system to bring the worker’s body to a safe stop if a fall occurs, but they are most commonly used in fall restraint scenarios to actively limit the distance from an anchor that a worker can reach so that they avoid the fall hazard completely.
The Malta Dynamics temporary vertical assembly lifelines are made up of the strongest lifeline safety equipment available on the market today. The 3-strand a poly-rope is reinforced to create a high-strength vertical lifeline that has a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 lbs. and supports a worker weight range from 130-310 lbs. The poly-rope is UV resistant and tested to meet the lifeline rope specification for OSHA. The vertical lifeline rope is terminated by stitching with a plastic cap and comes equipped with self-locking alloy steel snap hooks for a quick and reliable attachment to an anchor.
The poly-rope seamlessly connects with a rope grab positioning device. The rope grab acts as the connector between the full body harness and the poly-rope and must be locked into position to ensure fall hazards are avoided. The Malta Dynamics rope grab is operated manually and is equipped with an 18” extension lanyard and a shock pack. The shock absorption pack is built into the leg of the rope grab and adds a premium feature to the extension lanyard that will help dissipate force on the body if a fall is arrested.
The Malta Dynamics VLA has been rigorously tested to the strict vertical lifeline requirements of OSHA and ANSI. The vertical lifeline satisfies OSHA 1926 Subpart M, OSHA 1910, ANSI Z359.1-07, and ANSI A10.32-12.