The two major types of lifeline systems, vertical and horizontal, can function independently or be integrated to provide two-dimensional fall protection.  Lifeline systems are for emergency use only. They are never an excuse for not providing proper access or work platforms. For example, if a lifeline system is typically held by workers to support their balance, it is no longer being used as a lifeline; it is being used for work positioning.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection,4th Edition” page 228.

Order your copy of “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” today.  This invaluable resource will take you from the structure design stage to post construction maintenance. Click to find out more!

Recommended Posts