Engineered Anchor Line System for Scaffold Workers
Your company cannot afford to have a worker fall from a scaffold!
Allows a worker to be secured at any elevation within the tower
1. Suspend a vertical lifeline from the Scaf-Line® anchor line.
2. Loosely secure the lower end of the lifeline to facilitate upward travel of the rope grab.
3. Connect the harness lanyard to a rope grab that is in turn connected to the vertical lifeline.
4. Always position the rope grab above the harness D-ring in order to minimize the free-fall distance.
5. Maximum of 1 worker per vertical lifeline.
6. Acceptable lanyard types: Use either a 4 foot shock absorbing lanyard (SAL) or a self retracting lanyard (SRL).
7. The SRL is the preferred lanyard type as it does not allow an injurious free-fall to occur.
In the event of a fall Scaf-Line® will:
|Pole Material||Aluminum or Steel|
|Standard Pole Lengths||7’ or 10’|
|Standard Rigging||Single or double line|
|Standard Wire Rope||3/8” or ½” diam. Galv.|
|Weight Chart For 7’ Poles||3/8” Wire||1/2” Wire|
|Aluminum Pole with Single Line||28 lb||31 lb|
|Steel Pole with Single Line||41 lb||43 lb|
|Steel Pole with Double Line||44 lb||49 lb|
|Weight Chart For 10’ Poles||3/8” Wire||1/2” Wire|
|Aluminum Pole with Single Line||39 lb||41 lb|
|Steel Pole with Single Line||50 lb||53 lb|
|Steel Pole with Double Line||54 lb||60 lb|
“SSFI members have become aware of the increased use of scaffolds as fall arrest anchorages. This practice is a matter of concern for SSFI members because scaffold systems and components were not designed or manufactured specifically to withstand fall arrest forces. Very few scaffold components will meet the federal OSHA requirement of 5,000 pounds for a personal fall arrest system anchorage.”
SSFI TECHNICAL BULLETIN, The Scaffolding, Shoring and Forming Institute (SSFI) – www.ssfi.org
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