B-Safe BPN4001 Lifeline System Manual


1.2 LIMITATIONS: Consider the following application limitations before using this equipment: A. HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SPAN: The maximum horizontal lifeline span length is 60 feet (18.3 m), see Figure 1. The span length must be reduced when clearance is limited. See section 3.2 for clearance information. B. CAPACITY: For a single span use, the maximum capacity of the Horizontal Lifeline System is two persons. The maximum weight of each person, including tools and clothing, is 140 kg. C. BODY SUPPORT: The B-Safe Horizontal Lifeline must only be used with personal fall arrest systems incorporating a full body harness. D. FALL CLEARANCE: There must be sufficient clearance below the worker to arrest a fall before striking the lower level or obstruction. E. FREE FALL: Rig and use the personal fall arrest system such that the maximum potential free fall does not exceed government regulatory and subsystem manufacturer’s requirements. See manufacturer’s instructions for more information. F. SWING FALLS: Swing falls occur when the anchorage point is not directly overhead. the clearance required when a self retracting lifeline or other variable length connecting subsystem is used. If a swing fall situation exists in your application, contact B-Safe before proceeding. G. CONNECTING SUBSYSTEM: Each person’s connecting subsystem must limit fall arrest. H. ANCHORAGES: The B-Safe Horizontal Lifeline System must be installed on anchorages having minimum strength of 24 kN I. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS: Use of this equipment in areas where physical or environmental hazards are present may require additional precautions to reduce the possibility of injury to the user or damage to the equipment. Hazards may include, but are not limited to; high heat, caustic chemicals, corrosive environments, high voltage power lines, explosive or toxic gases, moving machinery, or sharp edges. Contact B-Safe if you have questions about using this equipment where physical or environmental hazards exist. J. TRAINING: This equipment must be installed and used by persons trained in its correct application and use. 1.3 APPLICABLE STANDARDS: EN 795:2012 type C & TS16415:2013 type C Refer to national standards, including local, state, and federal (OSHA) requirements for more information on work positioning systems and associated components. 2.0 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS 2.1 COMPATIBILITY OF CONNECTORS: B-Safe equipment is designed for use with B-Safe approved components and subsystems only. Substitutions or replacements made with non-approved components or subsystems may jeopardize compatibility of equipment and may effect the safety and reliability of the complete system. 2.2 COMPATIBILITY: Connectors are considered to be compatible with connecting elements when they have been designed to work together in such a way that their sizes and shapes do not cause their gate mechanisms to inadvertently open regardless of how they become oriented Connectors (hooks, Karabiners, and D-rings) must be capable of supporting at least 5,000 lbs. (22.2 kN). Connectors must be compatible with the anchorage or other system components. Do not use equipment that is not compatible. Non-compatible connectors may unintentionally disengage. Connectors must be compatible in size, shape, and strength. FIGURE 1 The force of striking an object in a swing fall may cause serious injury or death. Minimize swing falls by working as directly below the anchorage point as possible. Do not permit a swing fall if injury could occur. Swing falls will significantly increase

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