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Use of Product by Smaller Workers

January 15, 2018

The following information pertains to the following Malta Dynamics products:

  • Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)
  • Lanyards
  • Harnesses

Malta Dynamics products strictly follow the standards and regulations set forth by OSHA and ANSI.  ANSI recognizes workers working at height between 130lbs. and 310lbs. Therefore, all Malta Dynamics products have been tested to meet these requirements. However, there is a growing population of workers that fall below this 130 lbs. threshold. Malta Dynamics approves the use of these products as long as the product is properly fitted, passes all peruse inspections, and follows the remaining requirements of the user instructions. Additionally, the user must be aware that increased fall forces may be experienced when weight is below 130 lbs.

Malta Dynamics and ANSI require the product to be inspected at least annually by a Competent Person.

Malta Dynamics, OSHA and ANSI require an inspection by the user before each use.

After an impact, the product must be removed from service (per Malta Dynamics, OSHA and ANSI.) Servicing may be required for SRL’s.

Consult the user instruction manuals for full details and information for normal servicing and inspection requirements for Malta Dynamics products.

Please contact Malta Dynamics directly for requirements pertaining to products being used under special circumstances.