The Benefits of Horizontal Lifeline Systems

Horizontal fall protection systems provide personal fall protection where collective measures such as barriers are not suitable. Recommended to be designed in restraint, this is an affordable, suitable solution, should working at height be unavoidable and guarding not achievable.

The horizontal lifeline systems can be designed for multiple users and requires training on working at height and PPE. A fall arrest system is used where it is not possible to design a system in restraint and help to minimise the consequences of falls from height. Before use, they do require suitable rescue plans and rescue training for users to be in place.

Horizontal lifeline systems should be considered for small, wall fixed fall arrest systems installations as the loadings on the structure ‘in the event of a fall’ are low due to fixing specifications. This makes our horizontal fall protection solution very effective, especially when compared with other solutions such as cable.

There is no need to disconnect from this solution as the product consists of one continuous track with no intermediate brackets to pass. This is good for safety, but it is also a robust and aesthetically pleasing option to consider.

It is required by law that the horizontal lifeline systems are inspected and certified every 12 months at a minimum, along with any associated PPE equipment. Altus Safety also provide horizontal safety lines that use a cable system, rather than a track.

Enquire Today About Horizontal Lifeline Systems

We’re always keen to discuss your requirements for horizontal lifeline systems or a fall arrest system so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you about horizontal fall protection systems today.

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Key Benefits

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  • Can be designed and installed as either a fall restraint system or fall arrest system
  • Suitable for multiple users requiring more advanced training on working at height and PPE
  • Suitable for occasional/less regular access for short/medium duration of time
  • Should be considered for small fall arrest safety installations
  • Consists of one continuous track making it a very safe and robust
  • Discrete and aesthetically pleasing design

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Available Services

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Additional Information

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Horizontal fall protection systems are ideal for small fall arrest safety installations as, in the event of a fall, the load transferred to the structure is quite low due to the specified fixings. Horizontal lifelines can also be very cost effective compared to other solutions, such as cable.

Horizontal lifelines do not have any brackets to pass over making the system extremely user friendly.

Where Can My Horizontal Fall Protection Be Used

They can be fitted to a range of man-made structures, including the following:

  • Steelwork
  • Concrete
  • Brickwork
  • Various roof materials

Standards and Compliance

Our systems are fully compliant with the requirements of EN795 Class D and have undergone extensive testing. We also uphold strict maintenance and inspection procedures to ensure high quality standard in our products.

Testing and Inspection Standards and Frequency:

  • Class D Fall Protection systems under BS EN 795 – minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall by a working at height specialist company
  • These systems and any associated PPE equipment must be inspected before and after every use, by a trained user.

Extra Finishes and Materials

Our horizontal track lifeline systems are available in a range of materials and finishes, please see below:

  • Galvanised Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Zinc Plated Steel
  • Electro-polished for greater longevity

Industries and Uses for Horizontal Lifeline Systems

  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Offices
  • Retail
  • Hotels / Leisure
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Utilities

Available Materials & Finishes

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Galvanised Steel

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Stainless Steel

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Zinc Plated Steel

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