A closer look at gear for height safety and fall protection.
Capital Safety, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety and fall protection equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA® and PROTECTA® brands. All of Capital Safety’s fall protection and rescue systems are backed by extensive training, knowledgeable technical assistance, and professional customer service. Let’s take a closer look at two new products in the Capital Safety product lineup.
ROLLGLISS™ R520 ESCAPE SYSTEM
Capital Safety introduces a new addition to the DBI-SALA rescue category—the Rollgliss™ R520 Escape System. Fully automatic and hands-free, the Rollgliss R520 Escape System provides a quick, efficient means of evacuation from elevated work surfaces such as bucket trucks, aerial lifts, towers, and cranes. Lightweight, compact and easy to use, the Rollgliss R520 represents the best escape solution on the market.
“A key element to fall protection is having a rescue plan. In most instances, the R520 can act as that plan,” says Jeff Martin, hard goods senior project manager at Capital Safety. “Because it operates automatically and requires minimal training, it serves as a safer, more efficient alternative to manual descent systems. In emergency situations, workers won’t have to worry about panicking—the Rollgliss R520 does all the work for them.”
The Rollgliss R520 Escape has integrated rope ears to allow for a controlled descent speed of 2.5 to 3.5 feet per second and its dual redundant brakes offer added security, safety, and peace of mind during an automatic descent.
The compact, user-friendly design of the Rollgliss R520 Escape System also features a bi-directional hub for multiple consecutive descents. Durable cast aluminum housing and steel snap hooks ensure optimum user safety even in the harshest of environments. The Rollgliss R520 Escape System has been tested to meet applicable OSHA, ANSI, and CSA industry standards.
NANO-LOK™ ARC FLASH SELF-RETRACTING LIFELINE
Capital Safety introduces an important addition to its popular Nano-Lok™ product line—the DBI-SALA Nano-Lok Arc Flash Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL). The first-of-its-kind SRL is designed to provide a safe and reliable fall protection connection for all utilities and electric markets, as well as welding, cutting, and torching applications.
The Nano-Lok Arc Flash is extremely versatile, offering users 16 standard Nano-Lok configurations to meet virtually any arc flash or hot work need, and two unique web leg configurations specifically designed for bucket truck and aerial lift applications. It has an electric arc performance of 40 cal/cm2 and has been rigorously tested to meet the ASTM F887-11 arc flash standard, as well as ANSI Z359.14 and all applicable OSHA requirements.
The Nano-Lok Arc Flash SRL is made of 100-percent Kevlar® to offer complete spark and fire resistance, while the NanoSphere® coating provides abrasion resistance and a “self-cleaning” effect. At only 1.9 pounds, it is the smallest and most compact SRL on the market, yet can support workers weighing up to 420 pounds.
Meeting the needs of the construction industry when it comes to height protection and fall protection is the cornerstone of Capital Safety and its products. ■
For More Information:
For further information, contact Capital Safety at 800.328.6146, or visit www.capitalsafety.com.
Modern Contractor Solutions, June 2013
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