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Horizontal Lifeline Fall Protection Systems

Engineered Horizontal Lifelines

Simplified Safety can provide you with an engineered horizontal lifeline that is designed to suit your working environment.  Whether you need to protect workers on a roof, a balcony, or an elevated surface such as a rail car or airplane, Simplified can provide you with the appropriate horizontal lifeline solution.  By cooperating with several manufactures we are able to provide you with unique solutions that will best fit your environment.

Horizontal Lifeline Fall Protection

Engineered horizontal lifelines are different from other systems such as pre-engineered lifelines and temporary horizontal lifelines in the fact that they are designed specifically to fit your working environment.

Features of an Engineered Horizontal Lifeline

Engineered horizontal lifelines are custom designed to meet your specifications, but here are a few of the standard features and benefits:

  • Built to support the number of workers that you need. (typically three).
  • Provides continuous protection to the person working near a fall hazard.
  • Systems designed to reduce stress on roof in the event of a fall.
  • Can accommodate corners and varying building shapes
  • Available in floor-level, side-mount (wall) and overhead mounting options
  • Designed with durable weather resistant components
  • Support for a virtually any roof style.

Getting a Quote on a Horizontal Lifeline

Start your quote by calling, sending an email or filling out this online quotation form.  All we will need is a few critical pieces of information, such as a  working coverage and  your roof  design details.  Typically, we can provide  you with an accurate quote using  a combination of phone calls, email, and satellite technology.  If a site inspection does become necessary, one of our sales representatives will come to site and help assess your fall protection requirements. 

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Examples of Horizontal Lifeline Installations

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Installation of Horizontal Lifelines

Typically, a crew of trained installers will perform the installation of your horizontal lifelines.  These trained professionals will come to your site for the installation of your system and training of your workers on the use and maintenance of the lifeline system.

When necessary, a product manufacturer can train your staff to install the system themselves.  In other cases a pre-engineered solution can be used, which would allow your own Competently Trained individual to perform the installation of the lifeline system.    In most situations we will quote the installation and training as a part of the entire system cost.

What is a Horizontal Lifeline?

A horizontal lifeline is made up of a cable that spans along a fall hazard.  Horizontal lifelines provide fall protection when the user attaches themselves to this cable by the means of a lanyard and fall protection harness.  The lifeline cables are usually attached to the structure at set intervals and can even curve around corners.    Horizontal lifelines can be attached at foot level when working on a top level surface such as a roof.  Horizontal lifelines can also be attached overhead, such as in airline hangers and bus depots. 

An alternative solution to consider which is comparable to a wire rope system is a rigid steel track and trolley system: Tether Track Rigid HLL

This video will quickly show you how a standard horizontal lifeline fall protection system can be installed:

Should you install lifeline fall protection or is there another option?

According to the Hierarchy of Safety, the safest option is always to remove the hazard completely.  When that is not possible, the next best option is to guard the hazard.  Solutions such as guardrail and safety railing solutions help provide this kind of protection.  As a last resort “active fall protection” such as lifeline systems should be employed to protect workers from a hazard.  Talk with one of our sales team to ensure that you have the best solution for your situation.