A vertical lifeline is considered as a PPE, that is, it can only be used by one person at a time, unless the manufacturer indicates otherwise depending on the type of material it is made of
LuxTop is a supplier of certified lifelines and has an installation service throughout the community of Andalusia and specifically in Malaga.
Vertical Life Lines: Regulations
The life lines were created to comply with the European regulations on Occupational Risk Prevention. Once they have been regulated, depending on the life line, related product standards are indicated.
Depending on whether they are vertical or horizontal life lines, the European standards that regulate them are as follows:
- EN 353: For vertical lifelines.
- EN 353-1: Rigid vertical lifelines.
- EN 353-2: Flexible vertical lifelines.
- EN 795: For horizontal lifelines.
- EN 795-C: Flexible horizontal lifelines.
- EN 795-D: Rigid horizontal lifelines.
Information on vertical lifelines
Líneas de vida verticales: Tipos
There are two types of anchors in the installation of vertical lifelines:
1) Rigid anchorage
This system prevents an accident from happening in the event of a fall. They can be made up of a rail or a cable.
They are permanently fixed to the structure. If a rail is used, there is not one single anchorage point, but two, which will be located at the ends, thus preventing movement. In some cases there may be more than two, ensuring that there is no lateral movement.
It is the regulations themselves that indicate that these accessories are inseparable and cannot be interchanged.
2) Flexible Anchoring
Unlike the previous ones, they can be rope or life and can only be used by one person at a time. They have a single anchorage point, which will be located at the top of the structure.
A vertical lifeline is a product that maintains the safety of workers at high heights. LuxTop can provide you with this type of product that complies with European regulations.