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Safety Standards For Horizontal Lifelines

standards in life lines at work

• All work is done in height, is structural, on ceiling, civil works and other tasks, you must install lifelines or horizontal steel cables 1/2 ” in diameter (13 mm.) With fixed ends the existing system, in order to allow staff to engage or set in the lifelines, the subject line or strap of his harness and facilitate travel and mobility under conditions that ensure high safety levels.

• The lifeline is subject of its ends to the system, you must connect between two anchor points by type Crosby (three on each end) clip with enough tension so that in case of a fall occur the vertical displacement is minimal.

• The lifeline must be tensioned with a tensioner line element least
200 Kg. Of torque.

• the use of fiber cords or other fasteners at height to replace steel cables is prohibited.

• Lifelines shall not be used for any other purpose but to provide a security system fall, allowing the movement of workers.

• The maximum length of a lifeline is 15 meters between extremes.

• Lifelines must be only steel wire.

• The free end of the lifelines should undergo a termination to prevent fraying, these should not be in contact with sharp edges.

• Lifelines must have a prior inspection every time it is used by competent and responsible. The inspections must be recorded in log sheets or checklists.

• Any system of lifeline and / or protective devices that are damaged or signs of deterioration, shall be removed from service and returned immediately.

• Lifelines must be fixed to anchorages must withstand a minimum of 2,268 kg. per insured person or system coupled.

• The horizontal lifeline must be used a maximum of four persons between supports, at a time.


• All horizontal lifeline anchors installed on steel structures such as skeleton (eg pipe rack) must be steel cable 1/2 ” minimum diameter and must be secured at each end by three presses type Crosby .

• When the cable or lifeline is in direct contact with the axes of the beams shall be installed elements that prevent damage or deterioration of the cable with angled or sharp parts of the beams.

• The horizontal lifeline should be installed and maintained only by qualified personnel, who have the necessary knowledge of practices in cargo movement to install and maintain system security.

• Lifelines must be installed so as to facilitate their movement in all areas of structures while a system of fall protection for people is maintained.

• Staff need to install lifelines should be protected from falls at all times using subject lines shrink.

Vertical Lifelines

• The vertical lifelines, as part of a complete system or fall arrest equipment will be used as a system / equipment during the fall protection

vertical movement of personnel to ascend or descend by vertical fixed ladders, poles, steel towers for transmission lines, transmitting antennas, mining, civil engineering works and other structures in height.

• The vertical lifelines are built with perlon string 5/8 “in diameter.

• The vertical lifelines must be used by one person at a time.

• This type of fall protection can also be used against the risk of falls in operations such as scaffolding and assembly of steel structures where mooring or fixing points are limited and vertical movement required.

Safety conditions

• The tools, accessories used must remain tied with a rope to facilitate use and prevent its free fall.

• To raise or lower tools, materials or any objects should be done carefully and safely through a receptacle and / or string.

• In any work performed at height where flame cutting and / or arc welding is used, it must use seat belts with metal straps, which will prevent the fall of the rope burn.

• The straps should be reviewed by the supervisor and / or foreman, at the time of use

• The straps having bites, cut wires, kinks, loops, etc., they shall be removed from the work area and make them low.

• At the time of installation, the piece will be placed “winds”. In order to help the operator to guide the workpiece mounting point.

• In any maneuver of lifting, slings must be protected against slipping and at points of contact with the workpiece, thus reducing wear or destruction of the straps. To protect the strops or slings should use coving.

• Workers who do move “should not move the load with your hands or placed under it.”

• Under mounting area on the surface area should be isolated with safety belts and signs indicating “Danger Work at Height“, “Danger falling materials.”

• Using the basket for transport of personnel, the worker must tie up your seat belt mounting brackets to the basket for any reason may Estrobar the auxiliary strobe that is connected directly to the crane hook. The procedure “Using basket” should be respected

• The basket should be addressed with a directional line, in order to prevent its rotation, some staff can not remain under the basket when this is hoisted.

• Always connect the free tail hook up to a lifeline or other sturdy structure, which is independent of the working platform.

• Always ensure the telescopic scales tying with a rope, the last step of these to a rigid structure or fixed, thus preventing the scale can slide or have unexpected movements that cause the fall of the worker.

• It is mandatory to wear a harness for working on a ladder about 1.8 meters and fixed on top in an anchoring system.

• To work at height where ladders are used, safety technology must be applied in the three support points, with appropriate assistance from another person at the base of the stairs, you can never expose a person to work at height .

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A Life Without Risk

equipment for beginnersA life without risk is only a mirage. Regardless of the latent danger life has no taste, it is extremely tasteless. The risk is like salt, the spark that can not miss in any five-star dish. If you do not want to become a tedious affair, you have to live new experiences filled with adrenaline. You can not wait for all the lights to turn green to start the trip. However, there is a middle way to prepare for moments of vertigo and thrills that shoot through your heart like a rocket.

Climbing is an extreme sport in which you only depend on yourself. You will have to avail yourself of your own physical and mental strength to make the ascent, overcoming obstacles and climb the highest summit. There are different types of climbing; as the level of difficulty, fitness and user technique will be more convenient one kind or another.

To make contact with this activity begin with a practice climbing wall using a rope, so-called indoor climbing. This mode should not be confused with the real indoor climbing. Indoor climbing allows you to gain strength and polish your skills to face new challenges. In climbing there is a risk of falling from a considerable height, so always a basic protective equipment is used. Novices, taking their first steps in climbing, the minimum equipment needed: rope, climbing shoes, harness, quickdraws, griji and magnesium. All these elements will be discussed in detail in subsequent articles, contribute to better grip while climbing the wall.

Rock climbing can be a little costly to get set up, but we can always rent or borrow equipment until we eventually own what we need. Always keep safety in mind. First you will need a harness and a helmet. From here we could add several different materials and tools depending on the chosen route and the type of rock.

The basic equipment for climbing :

Climbing shoes: They must be adjusted and the rubber soles must be good quality

Cintas express: It takes between 12 and 14 films and have 2 connectors attached by a ribbon of polyamide, Very important when choosing – is to look at the tapes which are to be of an accepted standard.

Rope: At the time of purchasing a climbing rope keep in mind the diameter. The minimum length of rope is 60 meters, but it is advisable to buy lenghts of 70 meters for general rock climbing.

Desirable diameters ranging from 9.8 cm, 10.0 cm, 10.2 cm, these ropes are more durable and higher absorption of stress

Harness: the Harness is the most important thing, apart from security, which is very comfortable and the size must be correct.

Eddy: It’s an automatic screen with an anti-panic system

Grigri: Is a semi-automatic safety system that ensures safety when falling

If the climber falls, this tool drives a cam that automatically slows the fall, If the climber is not paying attention or has a problem, this system is a life saver. Despite its alleged automatism to stop a fall, you should not release the string at any time as there is a possibility of malfunction without help from the devise.


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