3 IntroductionReliance Industries began operations in the year 2001 by patenting a revolutionary new technology for the design of horizontal lifeline systems that allowed the reduction of fall height requirements without increasing end-loadings. These Tuned-Cable™ horizontal lifelines are one of those “it can’t be done” innovations that suddenly seem simple once you understand how they work. The lifelines were followed by unique anchorages, the concrete embed system with remote connection, beam clamps and trolleys, and other engineered products.Reliance offers a comprehensive full-line catalog (shown here) that includes complete information on our products, services, and general fall protection concepts and practices.
4 Facilities Overview Deer Park, TX Denver, CO Corporate Headquarters Soft Goods ManufacturingProduct AssemblyANSI Compliant Testing FacilityFall Protection Training CenterDenver, COEngineering & Product DevelopmentHard Goods Manufacturing
5 Testing Facilities and Capabilities Indoor and outdoor capabilitiesANSI compliant and certified test towersCertified equipment to perform dynamic and static tests necessary for all applicable standards complianceQuantified test results readily availableProducts are tested not only to meet standards, but to reach far beyond their scope in creating “Higher Standards”Tensile testing up to 20,000 lbs. (88.8 kN)Drop towers that capture data via Dasylab™ software, which translates the results to spread sheets and graphsAnalysis of areas where efficiencies may be gained and incorporated into product designs
6 Training Facilities and Capabilities Our state-of-the-art Training facilities teach students :Increased awareness about the hazards of falling from heightsThe ability to identify fall protection hazardsAn understanding of the risks of at-height workHow to develop inspection procedures & programsHow to implement procedures to mitigate fall protection hazards Reliance also offers :A monthly training program for Competent Inspectors of Fall Protection EquipmentQuarterly courses for Fall Protection Competent PersonsComing soon – online training capabilities
7 T.E.S.T.S. : Tool & Equipment Safety Tether System InnovationReliance has developed several truly innovative fall protection concepts that have helped establish higher standards for Fall Protection. Among them are :T.E.S.T.S. : Tool & Equipment Safety Tether SystemThis unique system provides the ultimate in protection for dropped-tool hazards. Shock absorbing lanyards are attached to tools via a proprietary anchoring system. Dropped tools cease to be a hazard to persons or equipment below, and costly damage to dropped tools and equipment is eliminated.15-50 lb. LanyardTool Anchor Ring0 - 15lb. LanyardTool Lanyards can accommodate tools weighing up to 50 lbs (22.6kg) for added safetyAvailable in a variety of load capacities - almost any hand tool can be fittedAnchor loop available for tools with built-in anchor slot for quick applicationField installable anchors available for tools that will not accommodate lanyard spring hooksMultiple anchor rings can be installed on one tool for added safetyPatent Pending anchor banding and fasteners available in bulk quantities for large tool rooms
8 Innovation Tuned Cable® HLL Technology Concrete Embed Anchor System Tuned Cable systems provide : • Free spans up to 200’• Lower end loads• Multiple end anchor choices• Stanchion variety• Reduced line tension & limitedfall distances• Receiver is cast into place with a10,000 lb anchor strength• Ties into rebar to increasestrength in green concrete• Numerous inexpensive receivers • Remote connect/disconnect, upto 20’ overheadTattletale™ WebbingSteelhead™ SnaphookTattleTale™ web is inspectable web. It has a colored inner core which becomes exposed when the web becomes damaged by cuts or abrasion. Color that shows through “tells” the user that the equipment needs inspection, and where to look.• 100% proof-loaded to 3,600 lbs.• Patented FanGate™ designprevents webbing and hardwarefrom being trapped behind gate• Prevents gate loading, guardsagainst potential rollout/burstout• Design of the hook body makesfalse engagement impossible.
9 Full Line Product Overview Full BodyHarnessesSnaphooks& CarabinersShock AbsorbingLanyardsPositioningDevicesSelf RetractingLifelinesVerticalSystemsAnchorageDevicesConfined Space& RescueGuardrails &Overhead RailsHorizontalLifeline Systems
10 Full Body Harnesses “A” Series Ironman Series Tattletale™ webbingImpact load indicatorsBar-coded individual serial numbersIndelible serial number in back plaque“Floating” thigh stitchingImproved geometry brings buckles to front of thighAngled stitching for “tailored” sub-pelvic fitExtra large back pad eliminates ‘D-ring droop’No elastic webbingHeat-set labelsCorrosion resistant grommetsExtra thick woven (not sewn) seat webbing for added durabilityTattletale™ webbingImpact load indicatorsBar-coded individual serial numbersIndelible serial number in back plaqueRemovable back support/tool belt, shoulder paddingReliance Quick-Adjust™ torso adjustment bucklesSlotted positive engaging chest buckle“Floating” thigh stitchingImproved geometry brings buckles to front of thighAngled stitching for “tailored” sub pelvic fitExtra large back pad eliminates ‘D-ring droop’No elastic webbingHeat-set labelsCorrosion resistant grommetsExtra thick woven (not sewn) seat webbing for added durability“The industry standard construction & industrialFull Body Harness”“Designed forhard work”
11 Full Body Harnesses What is Tattletale™ Webbing? TattleTale™ web is inspectable webLoad-bearing straps in Reliance harnesses and lanyards have a red inner core (or a yellow core in black webbing) which becomes exposed when the web becomes damaged by cuts or abrasionRed that shows through “tells” the user that the equipment needs closer inspectionThe webbing helps again by giving the Competent Person (the expert) the information needed to judge how deep the cuts or abrasions are, so the seriousness of the issue can be determined
12 Full Body Harness Accessories See catalog for additional items Tool Pouches& Carry BagsShoulder, Back, and Leg Comfort PaddingPositioning Belts & Tool BeltsTool Lanyards(T.E.S.T.S.)
13 Alloy Steel Forged Bodies Snaphooks & CarabinersAlloy Steel Forged BodiesPatentedFanGate™Anti-RolloutFeatureGate ‘Wings’Protect RivetsErgonomicallyFriendlyReliance leads the way in snaphook design, development, production, and implementationDesign and manufacture our own snaphooks and carabinersHave exceeded the new ANSI requirements for a 3,600 lb. (16kN)gate for over five yearsAll Reliance snaphooks are 100% proof-loaded to 3,600 lbs. and incorporate our patented FanGate™ designFanGate™ design ensures proper axial loading and prevents webbing and hardware from being trapped behind the gateDesign prevents gate loading, and guards against potential rollout or burstoutDimensional design of the hook body makes false engagement impossibleAll Reliance snaphooks meet the new ANSI standard3/4" to 2-1/4" opening snaphooks.8" to 2" opening carabiners
14 Shock Absorbing Lanyards BlackMAX™Skyline™FatPack™Industry standard in single-leg shock absorbersMade from ‘Tattletale™’ webbingComply with stringent ANSI standardsAvailable with a variety of hooks for use in all types of environmentsTwo complete independent shock absorber assemblies inside the same shock packFatPack™ lanyards are able to absorb a “second” impact, reducing the possibility and severity of injuryRegulates the arresting force depending on the height of fallArrest falls in both “Force Level 1” (6’ free-fall) and “Force Level 2” (12’ free fall) conditionsEliminates the need for 2 styles of shock-absorbing lanyardsBigBoy™QuickStop™Designed for use by persons with a total body & tool weight greater than lbsMaximum Arresting Force (MAF) will not exceed 1800 lbsLanyard elongation won’t exceed 42”Adheres to requirements for equipment designed for users with a total body and tool weight of less than 310 lbs“Tuned” to greatly reduce deceleration distance in the event of a fallDesigned for use in areas where clearance to the next lower level is less than 14’Maximum Arresting Force (MAF) will not exceed 1800 lbs
15 Adjustable Length Positioning Lanyard Positioning DevicesRebar Chain AssemblyIdeal for all types of work positioning and fall restraint applicationsEffectively limit a worker’s exposure to potential fall hazardsEach includes durable, easy opening hardware and is designed to perform in the toughest of environments.Positioning LanyardAdjustable Length Positioning Lanyard
16 Skyloc™ Self Retracting Lifelines Lightweight thermoplastic caseTwo fast and positive cam-driven locking pawlsAvailable with cable or polyester webForged steel Pelican hookHeavy-duty zinc plated full steel caseThree cam-driven locking pawlsBrass and stainless-steel brakeGalvanized or Stainless aircraft cableForged steel Pelican hook with load indicating swivelStainless Steel Self Retracting LifelineUp to 130’ stainless steel wire ropeStainless steel swivel snaphookStainless steel Power retraction springThree cam driven locking pawls303 stainless steel SRL housingManufactured entirely of non-corrosive metals and compositesCompact sizeZinc plated full steel caseThree cam-driven locking pawlsBrass and stainless-steel brakeGalvanized cable or 1” webbingVariety of hook types available40’ of 7/32” Galvanized cableExternal shock pack for added securityMAF will not exceed 1,350 lbs (6kN)Load indicating swivel snap hookDeceleration distance will not exceed 54”Optional Swivel mounting bracket available
17 Vertical Rope Lifelines Vertical SystemsCable Grab SystemRope Grab SystemLocking cable grab for use on 3/8” (10mm) cableRemovable and installable from any point on theNo pins to get lost or damagedStainless Steel ConstructionIncludes carabinerAutomatic fall-arrestors locks itself immediately on the vertical lifeline if a fall occurs“Hands Free” operation on weighted vertical safety lineMoves freely along 5/8” rope on brass rollersVertical Rope LifelinesMade from a combination fiber rope with a firm lay, excellent wear and a high strength to weight ratioProduced with high strength continuous filament polyester surface yarns wrapped over high tenacity Ultra Blue™ FiberAvailable in : 25’, 50’, 100’, 150’, 200’, 250’, 300’, & 600’ RollsComes with 1 spliced eye with a thimble and carabiner
18 Anchorage Devices Adjustable Width Beam Anchors Adjustable Width Sliding Beam AnchorsCombine freedom of movement and dependable fall protectionTrails behind the user through attachment of shock absorbing lanyardSimple to install, remove, and sizeNo pins or chainsDual beam gripReplaceable synthetic wear padsTemporary (movable) anchorages designed for use in steel erectionSteel bar, aluminum jawed HLL anchor clamp can be used to anchor a horizontal lifeline system, or as an anchor point for a PFASScrewjack™ Personal Fall Arrest Anchor ClampsLightweight adjustable anchor designed to clamp directly to the flanges of various size ‘I’ and ‘W’ style beamsSwiveling D-ring allows for a compatible attachment point of a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) for a single userSliding jaw can be adjusted to the needed width and placed over the beam and then secured in place with the locking detent pinWith the screw adjustment feature, the clamp can than be securely attached to vertical or inclined beams to prevent movement
19 Anchorage Devices Reusable Concrete Anchor Concrete D-Ring Anchor 5,000 lb. (22 kN) anchor point for vertical or overhead/ceiling concrete applicationsCan be removed and re-installed in a new locationExclusive quick-release button provides for immediate anchor removalConstructed of stainless steel, alloy steel & aluminumDesigned for use in cured concrete with a compression strength of at least 3,000 psi (2,685 kPa)Available with wire loop anchor connectionConcrete D-Ring AnchorTemporary or permanent applicationsRe-usable D-ring assemblyRugged design for harsh environmentsSafe connection indicator notifies user that anchor has been installed properlyInstalls into 11/16”, 3⁄4”, or 18mm holes – only standard drill bits neededConcrete Insert Anchor SystemReceiver is cast into place, to 10,000 lb. (44.4kN) anchor strengthTies into rebar to provide increased strength in green concreteOne ball-lock Connector can be used with numerous inexpensive receiversRemote connect/disconnect, up to 20’ (6.1m) overhead.Shown here : Metal Decking Insert, Concrete Embed Anchor Ring for permanent installation, Concrete Embed Bypass Ring for HLL's,Concrete Embed Connector for PFAS or HLL applications, Concrete Embed Receiver for outdoor applications
20 Anchorage Devices Lockjaw™ Remote Beam Grip Bolt-on D-ring Attaches easily to I-Beams using fiberglass pole10,000 lb. (two-man) anchorage pointAluminum jaws, steel swivelFor overhead anchorage useBolts into two 1/2" diameter drilled holes5000 lb. anchorage, zinc plated carbon steelBeam Trolley6’ Web Anchor SlingPermanent installation on 4” to 16.5” flangesCorrosion resistant wheelsStainless Steel bearingsPowder coated aluminum bodyWater and steam resistantFDA approved for contact with food products5,000 lb single person fall arrest9,600 lb web sling3” and 2” D-ringsAvailable in various lengthsSteel AnchorWire Rope AnchorsOne hand operationFits wide range of hole diameters5,000 lb rated anchorage pointDrop forged eye bolt6’ X 1/4” galvanized wire rope with vinyl coating2” forged cargo O-ring on one end 3/4” Pelican hook on the otherAvailable in multiple lengthsOther styles available
21 Confined Space & Rescue See catalog for additional items Combination SRL / Emergency Retrieval Winch5-Piece Confined SpaceEntry SystemDesigned for use in confined space entry and retrieval scenariosIncludes a full-featured SRLMay be used as an emergency winch for personnel retrieval50’ 3/16” Galvanized or Stainless cableCapacity: 310 lbsCan raise and lowerMounting brackets available for most confined space kits and systemsDesigned for manhole and confined space entry/retrieval and fall arrest applicationsSystem breaks down into 5 lightweight aluminum componentsNo tools required for assemblyModular design allows the use of various fixed and portable bases and an optional mast with extensionsMultiple winches and/or vertical lifeline systems may be mounted as required
22 Guardrails & Overhead Rails KeeGuard® Fall Protection SystemKee Hatch™ Safety Railing SystemDesigned for flat or low slope rooftopsPrevents falls, ensures rooftop safety, and does not penetrate the roof membraneCan be used for retrofitting to older buildings as well as for new constructionEnsures Safety and Protect Personnel In and Around Rooftop HatchesKeeGuard® ContractorSPANCO® Fall Arrest TrackAvailable with two sizes of steel and two sizes of aluminum track in the standard fall arrest track systemsDesigned for indoor or outdoor useLow profile designDesign enables greater distance between supported points with minimum loss of headroomAvailable in one or two man systemsSystems come in a variety of mounted or freestanding versionsFree Standing, Non-PenetratingPortable Guardrail System
24 Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Road & Bridge Reliance offers a variety of engineered horizontal lifeline systems that are specifically designed to address the fall protection hazards associated with the construction and maintenance of roadways and bridges. These systems use components that were developed to meet the standard requirements of road and bridge work environments, and have been thoroughly field tested on actual jobsites.Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems for Road and Bridge work share a common horizontal lifeline system, but use different anchor, stanchion, and other elements specific to the environment in which they are installed.Standard Road & Bridge Systems :• Looped Rebar• Nelson Stud• Structural Steel for Bridge Beams• Pour-In-Place Concrete Insert
25 Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Structural Steel Structural steel systems are designed for installation on existing structures. Utilizing off the shelf components, most all structures can be accommodated. System height is 5, 6, or 7’ (1.5, 1.8, 2.1m) above the walking surface or can be configured to hang from above.System stabilization is maintained with tie-back cables or strong back struts when stanchions are utilized. On structures (piperacks) where clamping on the top flange of I- beams is not feasible, under slung clamps may be used.Standard Structural Steel Systems :• Clamp-On System• Weld-On System• Choker Strap System• Overhead System• Fireproofed or Box Beam System
26 Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Concrete Construction projects utilizing concrete foundations are among the most common in building sites. Concrete construction projects present a unique set of challenges for fall protection and horizontal lifeline setup and use. Reliance has extensive experience in this area, and offers a variety of systems and solutions for concrete construction projects.Reliance has invested a great deal in engineering and Research and Development geared towards meeting the needs of our customers. Currently, Reliance offers several off-the-shelf systems which effectively address most concrete construction applications. Since each project has unique challenges, customfabrication of brackets and structuralinterfaces are available upon request.Standard Concrete Systems :• Bolt-In System• Commercial Rebar System• Drop-In Sleeve System• Rebar Direct-Connect System• Embedded System
27 Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Specialty & Custom With our large selection of off the shelf components, most any structure may be fitted with a permanent or temporary Reliance horizontal lifeline. With the ability to ‘tune’ our lifeline systems, Reliance can accommodate clearance and span geometries that our competitors have difficulty with.Systems can be custom-built for non-standard applications. Our experience ensures that we can develop a solution for your specific needs.Specialty Systems :• Inverted ‘L’ System• StrongBack™ System• Custom Systems
28 Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A Q : What is a Horizontal Lifeline ?A : It is a flexible line between two anchor points that provides a safe means forworkers to horizontally traverse an elevated work area.Q : Why do I need one ?A : If workers are exposed to fall hazards that cannot be addressed withpassive fall protection systems (guardrails, nets, etc.), and a high degree ofmobility is necessary to perform the work.Q : Where are Horizontal Lifelines suitable or beneficial over traditional fixed anchor points?A : In areas where workers need to move freely back and forth between twopoints while remaining connected to a personal fall arrest system.
29 Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A Q : What are the OSHA regulations for Horizontal Lifelines ?A : OSHA (d)(8) : ‘Criteria for Personal Fall Arrest Systems’ :‘The free-fall distance is limited to 6 feet. The deceleration distance must not exceed 42 inches; lifeline elongation is not included in deceleration distance; and the total fall distance is unregulated except that the employee cannot make contact with a lower level’.Q : What does this mean ?A : It means that if you are working at height and you fall, your fall must be completely arrested before you hit something on a lower level (this may may or may not be the ground). The distance that you fall before before your Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) begins to arrest your fall cannot exceed 6 feet. The distance between activation of the PFAS and total fall arrest cannot exceed 42 inches (in most cases).
30 Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A Q : What if there’s no HLL or anchor overhead, and I have to tie off by my feet ?A : This will potentially double your free-fall distance, or increase it to an average of about 10 feet. Per OSHA (d)(16)(iii), this would only be allowed where an employer cannot provide a more suitable anchorage or other form of fall protection. In a situation where limiting the free fall to 6 feet is infeasible, the employer would be required to limit the free fall to the extent possible and to ensure that the arresting force would not exceed 1,800 pounds (see § (d)(16)).Q : Won’t I need special equipment in a case like that ?A : Yes. Reliance developed the BlackMAX™ lanyard for these situations. It is designed to regulate arresting force depending on the circumstances of a fall. The BlackMAX™ will arrest falls in both “Force Level 1” (6’ free-fall) and “Force Level 2” (12’ free fall) conditions; in either case, arresting force is limited to well under 1,800 lbs.
31 Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A Q : What if there’s a someone else’s Horizontal Lifeline System in place already ? Can I use a Reliance harness and lanyard to attach (or vice-versa) ?A : In most cases, yes. The issue here is typically not with the harness, but with the connectors used to attach to the lifeline. In most cases, standard connectors (snaphooks, carabiners, etc.) at the end of a lanyard or lifeline are compatible. Connectors should allow components to fit together properly, and there should be no chance of accidental disconnection.Q : Can we just string up a cable between two structures and connect to that ?A : No. A Horizontal Lifeline is an engineered system, and a variety of factors must be considered during its design and construction. Among these are the anticipated load on end points, the number of system users required, the total lifeline length desired, proper cable tensioning, minimum required clearance of lifeline above working surface, and the types of deceleration devices used. ALL of these are critical factors in designing a Horizontal Lifeline System.
32 Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A Q : How am I supposed to calculate all of that of that information ?A : Through use of the Reliance ‘Horizontal Lifeline Wizard’ on the Reliance website at Anticipated lifeline tension and minimum required clearance beneath the walking surface are determined instantly by entering the following five items :• Number of system users required • Total lifeline length• Number of intermediate supports • Type of deceleration device used• Elevation of lifeline above walking surfaceSince the calculations are almost instant, many design combinations may be viewed to obtain the best design for protection of the affected worker(s). The program will automatically invalidate the system if it is not viable based on the entries. When a viable system is configured, the user can generate a bill of material based on the components required for the system designed.
33 Horizontal Lifeline Wizard Data regarding the desired system’s length, number if users, and other factors is entered.The Wizard calculates the factors required for a viable system based on the information entered.System creation is a step-by-step process that the Wizard guides the user through.The end result is an itemized list of materials needed to construct the lifeline.
34 In SummaryReliance offers Fall Protection Equipment in the following categories :Full Body HarnessesSnaphooks and CarabinersShock Absorbing LanyardsPositioning DevicesSelf Retracting LifelinesVertical SystemsAnchorage DevicesConfined Space & RescueGuardrail SystemsOverhead Rail SystemsAnd our specialty :Horizontal Lifeline SystemsThe Reliance catalog features the following informational tools :ABCD’s for Equipment SelectionFall Clearance CalculationsEquipment Inspection CriteriaHow to Don a HarnessApplicable OSHA and ANSI StandardInformationThe Catalog can also serve as a desk reference for :Equipment SelectionApplicable StandardsFall Protection Technology