Life Lines and Other Fall Protection Systems

Life Lines and Other Fall Protection Systems Rodríguez Ros

All work at heights have a potential danger of people falling; When performing maintenance on the roofs of industrial buildings, communities of neighbors, buildings and other structures. Also when cleaning gutters, maintenance of solar and photovoltaic panels, installation or maintenance of antennas and air conditioners, waterproofing and other actions.

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Anti-fall system and lifelines for work at heights

All of them are executed in conditions of potential risk of people falling from height. At Rodriguez Ros, experts in building rehabilitation, we carry out the installation of certified lifelines and fall protection systems for vertical works in Malaga.  Life lines approved in Malaga and Andalusia by LUX-top, a leading European manufacturer.

Assembly of Certified Life Lines Andalucía

Horizontal lifeline

Vertical lifeline

Certified and certified life lines

Provisional life lines




Advice on the installation of homologated life lines in Malaga and Andalusia

We assist the property, community of neighbors, construction, engineering, etc., of the legal obligation to install a security system at heights. These systems can be collective or individual in buildings, roofs, buildings in rehabilitation processes or others. In order to be able to carry out these operations at height without danger for the operators; we have Restoration services of professional buildings.



Vertical Work Lifeline | Lux-top Products

There are solutions certified and approved by law that guarantee the safety of operators. All the LUX-top products that RodriguezROS installs are made of stainless steel in qualities AISI 316 in the cable and AISI 304 in the supports and accessories. They are suitable for use in the marine environment and are certified by the prestigious European quality institute DEKRA. These systems are manufactured in Luxembourg and have been created to guarantee safe work at height with personal protective equipment (PPE). LUX-top systems comply with current UNE regulations in the field of occupational risk prevention. UNE-EN795. LUX-top has several patents for the safest and most aesthetic systems on the market. FSA 2003 is a benchmark in rehabilitation works for this reason. RodriguezROS, installer of the LUX-top lifeline, has solved from the factory the waterproofing systems for the fixings of the lifelines. In this way we avoid problems of water filtrations in the different supports where they are installed.


We install fall arrest systems and offer integral solutions in security systems as one of the leading vertical work companies in Andalusia, in cities such as Malaga, Cordoba, Seville, Granada … We carry out the planning, the assembly of life lines for work at heights and maintenance in all processes. Important when the safety and life of people is at stake in Malaga and Andalusia. Different systems can be installed: lifeline or lifelines EN-795 class C, anchor points ENE-795 class A and B, lifelines by rail EN 795 class D.

Catalogue System Fall Arrest and Lifeline

lux top lifelines and fall arrest systems

lux top lifelines and fall arrest systems

What is a lifeline?

 

 

 

 

The life lines can be defined as a protection system that enables the transit, permanence or performance of work in areas where there is a risk of falls from height taking as a reference to define “height” the law 31/95 on Prevention of Occupational Risks, R.D. 486/97 on Workplaces and RD 1627/97 on construction works. The lifeline is a fall arrest system that guarantees safety in the vertical works of the user correctly connected to them by means of individual protection equipment (EPIS): harness, anchorage ropes (with the option of blockers that allow the use of ropes of different lengths), lifeline, carabiners or connectors and energy absorbers or, failing that, dynamic anchorage ropes. The regulation of the lifeline is regulated by UNE 795, which indicates different types of lifelines and anchors as well as the minimum resistance that these systems must have in order to pass the homologation criterion.

Instalación de líneas de vida

 

 

When are fall protection systems required?

 

 

 

The Spanish Royal Decree 486/1997, which establishes the minimum safety and health requirements for workplaces, determines the height from which it is necessary to use protective equipment. Performing work at a height greater than 2.0 meters (H)

Types of lifelines

Type A1: Anchoring devices designed to be fixed on vertical, horizontal or inclined surfaces. Horizontal lifeline and Vertical lifeline.

Línea de Vida Tipo A1

Type A2: Structural anchors to be fixed on inclined roofs.

Línea de Vida tipo A2

Type B: Provisional and transportable anchoring devices.

Línea de vida Tipo B

Type C: Horizontal flexible anchor lines. Horizontal lifeline.

Línea de vida tipo C

Type D: Horizontal rigid anchor rails. Horizontal lifeline.

Línea de vida Tipo D

 

Lifeline with rail

 

Description lifeline with horizontal rail: •Fall prevention device sliding on Class D rigid anchorage line according to UNE EN 795 •Protection against falls.•Possibility of using a retractable fall arrest device. •Great flexibility and adaptation to the shape of the building, thanks to the curved parts.•Max. number of users: 6 persons per device, 2 persons per section, 1 person per trolley.
  Number of users, max.: 2 persons per device, 1 person per trolley. •Mounting distance: max. 1.75 m •Min. 3 supports per device and one support per track section. •The rail must be mounted vertically. (90° from horizontal position)

 

Safety Handrails

 

• Self-supporting side protection system for use on flat roofs – Tested and certified according to EN 13374 class A and EN 14122-3

 

Regulations on Fall Protection Systems

 

  • Laws and Royal Decrees:  Law on the Prevention of Occupational Risks (L.P.R.L 31/1995)  Minimum provisions in workplaces (RD486/1997)  Regarding the use of PPE (RD 773/1997)  Minimum provisions in construction works (RD 1627/1997)  Technical standards for prevention (NTP)
  • Regulations for the prevention of accidents at work: LAW 31/1995 LPRL “Law of prevention of labour risks” RD 1627/1997 “Minimum dispositions of security and health in construction works”.
  • Standards, Rules and Information: RD 733/1997 Minimum health and safety provisions regarding the use of personal protective equipment by workers. 1215/1997 Minimum health and safety provisions for the use of work equipment by workers. NTP 448 Work on roofs UNE EN 795:1996 Anchoring devices, requirements and means of proof NORM UNE-EN 795

 

  • NOVICES OF THE EN795 2012:

 Devices designed for use by several users must comply with a Technical Specification, CEN/TS 16415  The standard states that to avoid possible errors of use, anchor devices designed for restraint systems must be tested for fall arrest conditions (fall arrest)  The anchors permanently fixed to the structure are considered parts of it and therefore fall outside the scope of the standard (can not be CE marked). However, they can be tested according to EN 795 Static resistance requirements range from 10 kN to 12 kN for metallic devices and from 10 to 18 kN for textile devices Cable terminals closed with bolts are not accepted by the new standard. All LUX-top systems have been tested and approved by DEKRA!