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New ANSI Standards for SRLs and More!

New ANSI Standards for SRLs and More!

One of our favorite vendors, FallTech, has kindly put together an extensive article detailing the finer points of the new ANSI Z359.14-2021 standard regarding "Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices (SRDs) for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems."

At a high level, the 2021 changes to the ANSI Z359.14 standard are designed to:

  • Simplify types and classes of SRDs so end users can quickly identify a compliant product's capabilities.
  • Increase factors of safety on multiple components and tests.
  • Introduce a new testing regime for personal SRDs or SRL-P's (those worn on the back, connected to the full body harness), including specific tests to address product issues that led to a manufacturer recall.
  • Further standardize labels and markings to make clear an ANSI-compliant product's capabilities.

For all the details, visit their website here. For all your fall protection needs, you’re already in the right place!