The Benefits of Horizontal Lifelines
Horizontal lifeline systems minimise the consequences of falls from height. This is an affordable, suitable solution should working at height be unavoidable and guarding not achievable.
The system can be designed for multiple users and requires more advanced training on working at height and PPE. Fall arrest systems will require suitable rescue plans and rescue training.
This solution should be considered for small fall arrest installations as the loadings on the structure ‘in the event of a fall’ is low due to fixing specifications, making this solution very cost effective 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 over making it a very safe, robust and aesthetically pleasing option. It is required by law that this system is inspected and certified every 12 months as a minimum along with any associated PPE equipment. Altus Safety also provide horizontal safety lines, that use a cable system, rather than a track.
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Horizontal track systems are ideal for small fall arrest safety installations as in the event of a fall the load transferred to the structure is low due to the specified fixings. Horizontal track systems can also be very cost effective compared to other solutions, such as cable.
Horizontal track systems do not have any brackets to pass over making the system extremely user friendly. Horizontal track systems comply with the following standards:
EN795 Class D
Testing/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.
Horizontal track 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
Horizontal track systems can be fitted to steel beams, concrete and brickwork.
Horizontal track systems are also known as:
Rigid rail, fall arrest track , fall restraint rail, fall protection track
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Available Materials & Finishes
Zinc Plated Steel