You shouldn’t leave your SRL cable extended all the way out of its housing because it will weaken the retraction springs inside the housing and deteriorate the integrity of the self-retracting lifeline. The tag line allows you to leave the cable bound up inside the housing until you need it, then pull the tag line to lower the connection hook to your person. The tag line is also helpful for gently feeding the cable back into the housing when you’re finished using the self-retracting lifeline. You should never let the cable snap back into place because it could seriously damage the housing or someone nearby.
Using a tag line is simple! Follow these easy steps and just remember to keep your movements controlled. Your self-retracting lifeline has powerful springs loaded inside the housing, and deliberate movements will help you operate your lifeline with safety and success.
You should always perform a pre-use inspection on all of your fall protection equipment and at least once a year a Competent Person inspection is required. We’ve created handy checklists to make inspecting the condition of your Malta Dynamics equipment a seamless part of your everyday process. You may freely download and copy any of these forms that pertain to the equipment used in your operation.
Here’s a quick overview of the self-retracting lifeline inspection checklist:
Lots of repairs and returns happen because of improper care and poor maintenance. Proper inspections, storage, and cleaning will keep your self-retracting lifeline in working order for years of safety. Proper maintenance of your self-retracting lifeline is an essential step in keeping your fall protection lifeline in top shape. The best place to store your equipment is in a temperature controlled, dry environment. When cleaning a self-retracting lifeline, you should hang your webbed SRL to free your hands. Then, pull out the entire length of the lifeline and connect it to a fixed object. Using warm soapy water, moisten a sponge and ring out excess water so that you don’t get your equipment too wet. Next, clean both sides of webbing, the housing, connector hook, and external shock pack if your SRL has one. Then, using a rinsed sponge, repeat the cleaning process to rinse off any excess soap. After you’ve cleaned your SRL, you should leave it hanging to make sure that the webbed lifeline dries properly. Please note that you should not use bleach, sanitizers, or any other harsh cleaning chemicals on your products. Only use soap and water. These life-saving devices are simple to keep in good working order if you keep them well maintained and clean.
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