Self retracting lifeline offers durable and reliable fall protection

Capital Safety

Red Wing, Minn.—Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment, introduces the new DBI-SALA 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL). These new SRL’s, an addition to Capital Safety’s extensive line of Sealed-Blok self-retracting lifelines, are designed to withstand the harshest operating environments and include features that maximize work site versatility and lower the cost of ownership. Industry-first features new to the 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok SRL’s include an optional RSQ dual-mode rescue capability, a FAST-Line field replaceable lifeline, IP68 sealed rating certification and a secondary fall arrest rated anchor point. In addition, units are available with an integrated retrieval winch.

The new 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok SRL’s are the first sealed self-retracting lifelines to achieve the IP68 sealed rating certification. This code, as defined by international standard IEC 60529, describes the product’s ability to seal out solids and liquids such as dirt, dust and water. Sealed-Blok SRL’s also offer the highest weight capacity of any SRL on the market at 420 pounds. In addition, a built-in carrying handle certified as a secondary fall arrest anchor point provides the user with a dropped-objects protection tie-off point.

A patented industry first, the RSQ rescue capability allows the user to choose (prior to beginning work) between the automatic rescue mode and the fall arrest mode. If a fall occurs while the device is in automatic rescue mode, the SRL will arrest the fall and then automatically lower the worker safely to the ground or the next level. If a fall occurs while the device is in fall arrest mode, the SRL will arrest the fall and then allow for an assisted rescue to take place. This two-in-one operation offers work site versatility and optimization for each fall hazard. It can also lower the cost of a user’s fall protection program because separate rescue equipment may not be needed.

The FAST-Line field replaceable lifeline provides trained end-users the option of replacing the lifeline in the field rather than sending it to an authorized service center, reducing equipment downtime and lowering the cost of ownership. The lifeline design provides simple verification of proper assembly in that the SRL will not operate if the cable is installed incorrectly.

The new Sealed-Blok SRL’s are cited to be the only sealed self-retracting lifelines available with a retrieval winch for raising and lowering personnel or materials. The SRL can be quickly converted to and from retrieval mode for fast and efficient operation. The input crank handle has a primary brake that will prevent movement of the load upon release of the handle. An optional bracket makes for quick and easy attachment of the SRL to tripods and davits.

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