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Inspection of Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs)

Important: Fall Protection equipment must be inspected by the worker before each use. Any equipment failing inspection should immediately be removed from service unless deemed useable by a Competent Person.

Important: ProPlusTM Self Retracting Lifelines using wire rope can only be serviced by Sapsis Rigging, Inc.

Important: Any equipment involved in a fall arrest incident should be immediately tagged and removed from service. Consult your employer for further action.

Important: Recommended life expectancy is 5 years from first date of use.

  • Do make sure you have been properly trained in the use of this equipment before you start work.
  • Do make sure all parts of the equipment are functioning properly and that the stitching in the webbing is complete and intact.
  • Do immediately remove this equipment from service if it is subjected to a fall.
  • Do immediately remove from service any item not passing inspection.
  • Do not remove the labels.
  • Do not alter this equipment in any way without written permission from SRI.
  • Do not use this equipment if it is damaged in any way.
  • Do not use this equipment if there are any missing parts.

  • Do have a Qualified Person inspect this device on a regular basis. ProPlusTM Self Retracting Lifelines with wire rope can only be serviced by Sapsis Rigging, Inc. Use in abusive environments will necessitate more frequent inspections by a Qualified Person.
  • Do inspect this equipment thoroughly prior to each use. Check the device and connections for loose fasteners, bent, cracked, distorted, worn, malfunctioning or damaged parts. Check the lifeline for cuts, frays, burns, worn or otherwise damaged areas. Check the working end of the lifeline to insure all stitching is in place and fixed properly with the shock absorber and the locking snap.
  • Do inspect the lifeline by fully extending it and looking for any damage, cuts, abrasions, wear, frays ore burns. Do inspect the termination of the lifeline to the shock absorber to ensure there are no lose stitches. DO inspect the shock absorber to ensure it has not been deployed and is fully enclosed in the pack. Ensure the gates of the snap are working properly and fully lock and close. Do slowly let all of the lifeline retract into the device. It should retract smoothly and without hesitation.
  • Do pull out approximately two feet of lifeline. While holding the lifeline below the shock absorber, give the lifeline a sharp, quick pull. The unit should lock up and remain locked up. There should be no slippage of the braking mechanism and no more lifeline will come out of the device. Once tension is released from the lifeline, the unit should return to its retractable mode.
  • Do Inspect the housing for loose or missing rivets. Inspect the housing for cracks, dents, bends, distortions, or any other damage. The labels and warnings should be fully present and legible. Inspect all connectors for damage and proper function. Housing swivel should rotate. If it is unable to, then the unit has likely been in a Fall Arrest situation.
  • Do keep a record of any change in condition on the inspection form. A sample inspection form is available at www.sapsis-rigging.com.
  • Do make sure you have been properly trained in the use of this equipment before you start work.
  • Do make sure all parts of the equipment are functioning properly and that the stitching in the webbing is complete and intact.
  • Do immediately remove this equipment from service if it is subjected to a fall.
  • Do immediately remove from service any item not passing inspection.

 

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