DBI-SALA has been the industry leader in the development of reliable, versatile Self Retracting Lifelines (SRL’s). DBI-SALA’s innovations include the patented, Sealed Self Retracting Lifeline and the SRL Impact Indicator, an important safety innovation which has now been widely adopted by the competition.
Self Retracting Lifelines are flexible lifelines attached to a mechanism that allows it to extend and retract under slight tension when the user moves away from and toward the device. This enables a user to work safely while moving within a recommended area at normal speeds.
Self Retracting Lifelines can be used in a variety of situations, but are primarily used to provide movement and protection of users in a vertical work area. The SRL should be anchored to a location directly above the user. Self Retracting Lifelines can also be used with a horizontal lifeline to improve the overall mobility of the fall prevention system.
The Snap Hook affects the ease and speed of connection. A swivel snap hook provides versatility to allow the Self Retracting Lifeline to be easily connected to a wide variety of anchorages, making it adaptable to different structures. The patented DBI-SALA Self-Locking Snap Hook opens and connects without fingers getting in the way.
Some Self Retracting Lifelines have an emergency Reserve Lifeline feature. If a user has nearly all the line extended and experiences a fall, the Reserve Lifeline will still be capable of absorbing energy and keeping the arresting forces to a minimum.
3-WAY RETRIEVAL OPTION
Some Self Retracting Lifelines incorporate a built in winch retrieval mechanism. These units not only provide fall protection as a user enters a confined space, but also allow activation of a retrieval mechanism for fast, convenient rescue.
The housing protects the inner parts of the Self Retracting Lifeline and holds the excess line when not in use. Durable, impact resistant housings offer longer wear and greater protection of the brakes and retraction springs. DBI-SALA developed the industry’s only fully Sealed Self Retracting Lifeline that isolates the critical working components, protecting them from the dirt, oil or grease drawn in by the retracted cable.
Every DBI-SALA Self Retracting Lifeline now comes with i-Safe™, incorporating RFID, web based communications technologies. RFID technology provides you with the ability to track inspections, control inventory and efficiently manage critical safety information.
Self Retracting Lifelines can be made from cable, webbing or synthetic rope. Cable is advised for rugged, outdoor applications or where the line may contact damaging objects. Web is a more lightweight, compact choice, often preferred indoors for warehousing operations. Stainless steel offers the ultimate in corrosion resistance, reliability and longevity.
Self Retracting Lifelines should be inspected before each use and monthly by the user’s designated, competent person. Inspections are made easier with an impact indicator that immediately shows an orange or red band if the Self Retracting Lifeline has been loaded or has arrested a fall. All retractable lifelines should be removed from service following the arrest of a fall and if the impact indicator is visible. In most cases the unit will have to be returned to an authorized service center for service or replacement.
QUICK ACTIVATING BRAKING SYSTEM
Many Self Retracting Lifelines use a seat-belt type extension and retraction mechanism which can malfunction and lock-up. DBI-SALA Self Retracting Lifelines feature an anti-ratcheting, twin disc brake mechanism that provides smooth operation and locks only when you are ready. Once the mechanism engages, it stays locked, ensuring that the worker is not ratcheted down to the ground. The system limits arresting forces to 900 Lbs. or less. Because fall arrest begins within 2 Feet, the required clearance distance is reduced when using DBI-SALA Self Retracting Lifelines.
Innovations made by DBI-SALA include: first retractable lifeline, sealed SRL, RSQ dual-mode SRL, 3-way SRL with built-in retrieval and the impact indicator. All are extremely important safety innovations, which have now been widely adopted. When there is nothing between you and the ground, it doesn’t make sense to choose another brand. Our Self Retracting Lifelines meet OSHA and ANSI standards.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SRL?
Thermoplastic: When weight is important.
Aluminum: When ultimate durability is required.
Cable or synthetic options for varying environments.
For harsh and corrosive environments.
Ideal for confined space rescue and retrieval applications.
Built-in rescue allows user to be lowered after a fall either automatically
Allows user to replace lifeline assembly.
Direct connection takes the hassle out of fall protection.
ARC FLASH RATED:
Built to withstand the demands of electrical and utility work.
Specialized lifeline and external shock for leading edge applications.