The life line system acts as a type of anchorage but in a continuous manner. In the anchors there are harnesses and lanyards clipped accordingly. The equipment was designed to help the workers move around the work site without interference but it also ensures that the wearer will not be able to pass outside the set boundary and onto the edges where there are no guardrails provided. Its main purpose is to act as a restraint to make certain that the wearer will only move around the safe are but it can also be used as an anchorage when its purpose is to arrest any fall. There are many types of life line system and each differs from the brand they carry and the specific application it was designed for. Below is a discussion of some of the most commonly use.
There are many types of life line equipment but all of them belong to a category which is divided into two different types, the temporary type and the permanent type. The first category is the temporary type which is designed to be used only once and once it has been used to arrest a fall once then it must be replaced with a new one. The second category on the other hand is the permanent type of the one that is designed to be used for a longer time because it is not susceptible to wear and tear unlike the temporary. It is not necessary to replace it with a new one despite having been used to arrest a fall a dozen times. For this kind of life line used in the construction site, it is usually fastened under a concrete with reinforcement such as steel.
There are also two kinds of the equipment depending on the path the wearer will be taking while working, it can either be vertically or horizontally. For vertical paths on a flat surface, the vertical life line must be used and if the wearer will be walking in a horizontal path then the horizontal one should be purchased. Along with other choices, there are also many options when it comes to choosing the clippers. If the working environment is very dangerous then it is recommended that the company should invest in a more sophisticated kind of shuttle which is able to bypass any supports that is holding the cable.