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Work Smarter, Not Harder with 3M™ DBI-SALA®

Smart Lock Self-Retracting LifelinesSmart-lock-srl-boxes

While working at heights, the last thing you want your self-retracting lifeline to do is to suddenly lock up unexpectedly. These unintentional lockups can cause delays and may even create a potential safety hazard. Luckily, 3M™ DBI-SALA® has developed the Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines. Reduce unintentional lockups and simplify inspections with 3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock Self-Retracting Lifelines, designed to help increase your productivity and convenience.

The Smartest SRLs Yet

To develop the Smart Lock SRL product line, 3M used advanced motion capture technology to study the way users work, move and interact while wearing a SRL on the jobsite. This data helped engineer an arrest mechanism that is designed to better accommodate the users natural work motions – resulting in fewer unintentional lockups*.

*Compared to previous generation SRLs

The Feature Packed SRLs for Horizontal or Vertical Applications

  • Rugged and lightweight thermoplastic housing
  • Ergonomic handle, designed for easy transport and support during overhead installationsmart-lock-srls
  • Highly-visible orange Leading Edge external energy absorber indicates the product is designed for sharp edge applications
  • Patent pending magnetic retraction control system allows lifeline to rewind at an evenly controlled pace, helping reduce the possibility for harm to people or equipment
  • Swiveling anchorage point and carabiner included
  • Patent pending dual label system located within ergonomic cable handle to simplify inspections and reduce the need for replacement
  • Swiveling snap hook with impact indicator
  • 1,350 lb. Maximum Arresting Force (MAF)
  • 420 lb. weight capacity
  • Connected Safety RFID located in cable handle

Available Now at Tanner

3M™ DBI-SALA® Smart Lock SRLs Available at Tanner
Application Part # Length Lifeline Matterial

Vertical

(Overhead)

3503803 20 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503804 20 ft. Stainless Steel
3503800 30 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503801 30 ft. Stainless Steel
3503820 35 ft. Rope
3503821 35 ft. Stainless Steel
3503824 50 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503823 50 ft. Stainless Steel

Horizontal

(Leading Edge)

3503802 20 ft. Galvanized Steel
3503822 30 ft. Galvanized Steel

 

 

 

Removing Snow From Your Roof? Think Twice Before Climbing Up

OSHA Reminder of the Importance of Fall Protection Equipment

Prevent Tragedy When Removing Snow from Rooftops & Elevated Surfaces

As the winter weather worsens and the temperatures drop, there is no time more important than now to ALWAYS use proper fall protection equipment while working at heights. And yes this includes tasks like removing snow and ice from rooftops and elevated surfaces. Not only do you have to deal with working at heights, but the addition of inclement weather posses a number of other safety ricks including: icy surfaces, frigid temperatures, and uncertain dangers under the snow…

“OSHA reminds workers, employers and the public in general to take precautions and to be aware that snow removal can be hazardous. Safety must be a number one priority,” said David Kearns, OSHA’s area director in Boise. “As people work to remove snow from roofs and other elevated surfaces, proper fall protection is essential. With these safeguards, falls are wholly preventable. Despite these warnings, falls remain the leading cause of serious injuries and deaths during snow removal.”

The Best Plan of Action is Always Plan Ahead

Before the snow even starts to accumulate, you should already have a plan of action in place. This plan of action should include what you need to remove the snow safely, safety precautions, and a safe way to remove the snow & ice. Some important questions you should be asking yourself while putting together this plan are:

  • Can the snow / ice be removed from the ground?
  • What areas on the roof could become hidden hazards and pose as safety a threat? (skylights, roof drains, vents…)Roof snow removal
  • What is the best way to remove the snow / ice from the roof to prevent unbalanced loading?
  • What is the maximum load limit of the roof itself? Will it be able to handle the snow / ice, workers, & removal equipment?
  • What fall & personal protection equipment, clothing & tools will you need for the job?
  • Do the workers need any training to remove snow / ice safely?
  • How will the workers & removal equipment be safely brought up to the roof?
  • What precautions will be put in place to protect people on the ground during the removal process?

Always Use the Required Fall Protection Equipment. Every time.

Slips and falls are the leading cause of deaths and severe injuries that occur during snow / ice removal jobs. OSHA has standards in place that require employers to evaluate hazards and protect their workers from falls accordingly. OSHA Standard 1910.23 for workers working at heights of 4 feet or more above a lower level. As well as, OSHA Standard 1926.501 for workers working 6 feet or more for construction work.

In Cases Where Workers Must Access Roofs & Elevated Surfaces to Remove Snow / Ice, BE SURE…Snow removal ppe

  • Workers are trained on the proper use of the fall protection equipment being used and fall hazards. (1910.132(f)(1) and 1926.503(a)(1))
  • Workers are provided and use the proper fall protection equipment when working in area that are not adequately guarded, such as, guardrail systems or covers. (STD 01-01-013 and 1926.501(b))
  • Workers that are wearing personal fall protection equipment properly don their harness and that they are properly secured before accessing the roof.
  • There is a proper plan in place in case a worker is caught by a fall protection system. (1926.502(d)(20))
  • To remove or clearly mark out and potential trip hazards that workers may encounter while working.

Protect Yourself with Only the Best

Now that you know the importance of wearing the proper fall protection and personal protection equipment while removing snow / ice from roofs and elevated surfaces. Its time to get yourself some of the necessary equipment so you can now work safely and effectively. Shop for Safety & PPE products now.

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 Full Body Harnesses  Self Retracting Lifelines  Lanyards  Anchorage Devices
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When Your Life is on the Line, Choose Capital Safety SRLs

Capital Safety SRLs

The First and Still the Best

Capital Safety is well known for being the industry leader in a number of different fall safety equipment categories. This extends to their reliable and versatile lines of Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) as well. Capital Safety was the first to develop the Self Retracting Lifeline over 60 years ago. Over the years, Capital Safety’s advancements and innovations have been adopted across the industry. These advancements and innovations include: the Sealed Design, RSQ Dual-Mode Functions, 3-Way Retrieval Models, and the Impact Indicator. Capital Safety SRLs have been proven to be the most durable and reliable lifeline available, even in the harshest environments. When you buy a Capital Safety Self Retracting Lifeline you can have full confidence and trust in your product. Buy your own Capital Safety SRL here at Tanner.

A Best Seller at Tanner!AD111A

The AD111A 11 ft. Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline has proven to be a reliable and economical choice when choosing a Self Retracting Lifeline. The AD111A SRL is currently being phased out and being replaced by the new 3100425. But don’t you worry, Tanner has plenty of the Capital Safety AD111A left in stockShop now for the AD111A, these great Self Retracting Lifeline won’t last long!

Click here read a past blog post featuring the AD111A Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline.

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Different Styles of Self Retracting Lifelines

All of the following SRLs automatically extend and retract, allowing you to work comfortably within the working area. The lifeline on the SRL will stay taut while you work, reducing drag, snags, trips & falls. In a situation where a fall occurs, a speed-sensing brake will automatically activate, stopping the fall and reducing the forces imposed on the user.

Standard / Traditional SRLs

Standard / Traditional SRLs are anchored from overhead and  are offered in various styles, configurations, and length to suit nearly every job.

Sealed Design SRLs

The Sealed Design SRLs incorporate a patented design concept that seal and protects all dynamic components from foreign elements such as grease, moisture and dirt. When using a Sealed Design SRL you can be confident your SRL will be working in peak condition even in harsh environments.

RSQ™ Dual-Mode SRLs

No other brand can offer the exclusive DBI-SALA® Dual–Mode Descent / Rescue Operation. The RSQ™ feature allows the user to choose their mode of operation, prior to connection. This innovative feature lowers the working cost of owning multiple pieces of rescue equipment. The user may select either fall arrest mode or descent mode providing them with a built-in rescue system.

Emergency 3-Way Retrieval SRLs

Emergency 3-Way Retrieval SRLs are the ideal SRL for confined space rescues. These SRLs are available with or without mounting brackets, allowing them to quickly and easily be attached to a tripod or davit rescue support structure.

Tie-Back SRLs

The Tie-Back SRLs are perfect for situations where there isn’t a qualified anchorage connection available. The Tie-Back SRL acts as both a connecting means and an anchorage connector. To use, the user simply wraps the lifeline around the structure and connects it back to itself, eliminating the need for a separate anchorage device. These SRLs are made with more durable materials and hardware to stand up to the rigors of tie-back use.

Arc Flash SRLs

The perfect SRL for utility, welding, cutting and torching applications. The Arc Flash SRLs use Kevlar® / Nomex® lifelines, which are the ultimate in spark, fire, and electrical resistance.

Click here to read our blog post on the Nano-Lok™ Arc Flash & Hot Works SRLs

Leading Edge SRLs

For applications where there are added abrasion demands, the Leading Edge SRLs are the perfect choice. These SRLs have special design features such as large diameter cable and an in-line shock absorber to handle these tough work scenarios.

Click here to read our blog post on the Nano-Lok™ Edge SRLs

Harness Mounted SRLs

Harness Mounted SRLs directly connect to most harness, they have an extremely compact size, making them virtually unnoticeable on the users back. These SRLs can also be used as a lanyard replacement. Available in Single or Twin Leg styles.

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Check Out the Brand New Nano-Lok Arc Flash and Hot Work Self Retracting Lifelines

Welders and electrical personnel have to deal with the risks of weld splatter, sparks, arc flashes, and other high heat exposures on a daily basis. The last thing they want to do while working at heights is to have to worry about these dangers compromising the integrity of their safety gear. To help combat this added danger, Capital Safety has come out with two brand new lines of Self Retracting Lifelines. For the workers in the electrical transmission and distribution environments, Capital Safety has just improved their already best selling line of Arc Flash Self Retracting Lifelines. As for the workers that deal with welding, grinding, and high heat applications, Capital Safety introduces the first ever line of Hot Work Self Retracting Lifelines.

The new line of Arc Flash Self Retracting Lifelines are designed specifically for utility applications to provide the ultimate protection to workers in electrical transmission and distribution environments. The Arc Flash SRLs are arc flash compliant up to 40 cal/cm2, making it ideal for use where high voltage electricity is a concern. These SRLs come with 8 ft. of 3/4″ Nomex/Kevlar fiber webbing lifeline with reinforced edges. This provides ultimate flame resistance along with superior durability. For added safety, the high capacity energy absorber and impact indicator are protected by a Kevlar fiber arc flash rated cover. There are 20 different configurations to meet virtually all arc flash needs, including 2 unique designs for bucket truck and aerial lift applications. *All Arc Flash SRLs meet or exceed industry standards: ASTM F887-11, OSHA 1926.502, 1910.66, ANSI Z359.14, A10.32, and CSA Z259.2.2.

Features and Benefits:

  • Quick-connect anchorage connector
  • Swiveling anchorage loop
  • Impact-resistant housing
  • Automatic quick-activating fall arrestor
  • 8’ (2.4 m) length – 33% more
  • Nomex/Kevlar fiber web lifeline and reinforced edges
  • Arc flash industry logo to easily identify the product
  • Arc flash compliant (40 cal/cm2)
  • Impact indicator
  • Equipped with i-Safe
  • 420 lb. (190 kg) weight capacity
  • Ideal for bucket truck and aerial lift use
  • 20 different configurations

Capital Safety is happy to introduce the first ever line of Hot Work Self Retracting Lifelines. These SRLs are designed for welding, grinding, and high heat applications. The Hot Work SRLs feature 6 ft. of 3/4″ Nomex/Kevlar fiber webbing able to withstand sparks, weld splatter, and other high heat exposure. They are also arc flash compliant up to 8 cal/cm2, making them ideal for hot work use in applications like welding, grinding, and torching. To protect critical features of the Hot Work SRLs, the high capacity energy absorber and impact indicators are protected by a Kevlar fiber heat resistant cover. There are 18 different configurations to meet all your specific Hot Works needs. *All Hot Work SRLs meet or exceed industry standards: OSHA 1926.502, 1910.66, ANSI Z359.14, A10.32, and CSA Z259.2.2.

Features and Benefits:

  • Quick-connect anchorage connector
  • Swiveling anchorage loop
  • Impact-resistant housing
  • Automatic quick-activating fall arrestor
  • Arc flash compliant (8 cal/cm2)
  • 6 ft. (1.8 m) web length
  • Reinforced webbing with Nomex/Kevlar fiber
  • 420 lb. (190 kg) weight capacity
  • Equipped with i-Safe
  • Impact indicator
  • Hot work icon to quickly and easily identify hot work products
  • 18 different configurations