(4) Tie-off of the rope lanyard or lifeline around an “H” or “I” beam or comparable support can lessen its strength up to 70 % because of the cutting action associated with the beam sides. Consequently, usage should always be made from a webbing lanyard or wire core lifeline all over beam; or perhaps the lanyard or lifeline must be protected through the side; or fall that is free is significantly minimized.
(5) Tie-off in which the line passes over or just around rough or razor-sharp areas decreases energy drastically. This type of tie-off must be prevented or an alternative tie-off rigging should be utilized. Continue reading “Horizontal lifelines may, based on their geometry and angle of sag, go through greater lots as compared to effect load imposed by the connected component.”