Tension Limiters

Tension Limiters

Tension Limiter Systems help reduce injury during recovery and retrival operations.  Common applications for Tension Limiters include construction sites, offshore oil rigs, refineries, and wastewater management plants.  Hoist tension limiters are connected between a worker and the winch hoist line.  If the worker to be rescued experiences excessive loading, the system applies a clutching or braking action that reduces the potential for bodily injury.

 

 

 

Design Considerations

  • Sealed working component compartment to eliminate potential contamination
  • Safety yellow housing for increased visibility
  • Ergonomic carrying handle that is certified as secondary dropped objects anchor
  • No recertification required unless deployed more than 5 ft. (1.5 m)
  • 8 ft. (2.4 m) cable extension to avoid interference
  • 310 lb. (141 kg) capacity
  • Total deployment of 24 ft.

OSHA Regulations

  • Rescue and Descent
    • 1926.502(d) 'Personal fall arrest systems.' Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
    • 1926.502(d)(20) The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.

Did You Know?

When stopping a fall, personal fall arrest systems must limit the maximum arresting force on the body to 1,800 pounds?