Self Retracting Lifelines

Self Retracting Lifelines

Self Retracting Lifelines (also known as SRL or SRL’s) offer an excellent mix of worker safety and productivity.  SRL’s extend and retract automatically as workers move while performing job duties at heights.  In the event of a fall, the braking system engages and disperses the load of the fall through the body harness.  Diversified Fall Protection offers a complete line of OSHA and ANSI compliant self-retracting lifelines (SRL) to keep your personnel safe while working at heights.


Design Considerations

  • Light-weight thermoplastic or aluminum construction for maximum durability
  • Wire rope or synthetic lifeline material options for varying environments
  • Sealed SLR's available for harsh and corrosive working environments.
  • Retrieval styles for confined space and rescue applications
  • Built-in rescue (RSQ) allows user to be lowered after a fall either automatically or manually
  • Arc Flash Rated SRL's for electrical applications.
  • Specialized self retracting lifelines leading edge applications.

OSHA Regulations

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)(16) Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(ii) limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iv) bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(v) have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

Did You Know?

A Horizontal Lifeline System must be engineered for two times the applied load in the event of a fall?