The Benefits of Vertical Safety Lines
Vertical safety lines are designed to be retrofitted to existing ladders or rungs, making them easy to install and aesthetically pleasing.
At Altus Safety, we provide MSA Latchways LadderLatch Vertical Lifelines to be able to offer world leading fall protection.
Each system comes with a short, shock absorbing fall arrest device allowing for smooth, hands-free operation on ladders ranging from 1-30 metres. Each system also provides complete fall arrest protection in the event of accidental falls whilst ascending or descending fixed ladders.
These fall arrest ladders are suitable for multiple users per system requiring training on working at height and PPE. As these systems are available in various high quality materials and corrosion resistant finishes, typical uses range from maintenance access for telecommunications, electricity pylons, railway signals, towers/silos and roof access systems on commercial and industrial buildings. As well as vertical safety lines, Altus Safety also offer vertical track systems.
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Fall arrest systems will require rescue plans and rescue training. These systems and any associated PPE equipment must be inspected before and after every use by a trained user. They must be inspected & tested by a suitable working at height Specialist Company a minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall.
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In the event of a fall, a worker attached to a vertical fall arrest cable is far less likely to be injured during the fall arrest process compared to a fall from a traditional hoop system.
Vertical fall arrest cable systems comply with the following standards:
BS EN795 Class C
BS EN 353-1,
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
Class C 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.
Vertical fall arrest cable systems are available in a range of materials and finishes, Please see below:
- Stainless Steel
- Certain components ‘only’ can be powder coated to any RAL colour
Vertical fall arrest cable systems are designed to be retrofitted to existing ladders or rungs, making them easy to install and aesthetically pleasing.
Vertical fall arrest cable systems are also known as:
vertical cable system, ladder Fall arrest
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Users are required to wear an EN361 compliant body harness in order to connect to the shock absorbing fall arrest device. Only attach to the system by means of the front D-ring on a compliant full body harness. Always check pre-tension before use.
Available Materials & Finishes