What is a life line system? This is a set of equipment used to perform fall arrests and fall restraints when dealing with dangerous heights. It includes a safety lanyard, full body harness kit, rope, and clips that are used to connect the various sets of tools. The full body harness kit (worn by the worker) is connected to the safety lanyard, which is in turn connected to the life line through a rope or harness. Depending on the specific purpose of the lifeline (either used as a fall restraint or fall arrest), the system may either restrict the worker from moving close to the edge of the building or allow them to move to the edge but not fall.
Basically, there are two major types of life line systems that are used in various construction projects. These are the vertical and horizontal lifeline systems. The vertical type is used when movement of the worker is along a vertical path. The horizontal type on the other hand is used whenever movement is on a flat surface such as a rooftop. The most common type that can be used to cover nearly all sorts of applications is the horizontal type.
The two major types of life line systems are further sub-divided into two categories. These are the permanent and temporary type. Just as the names suggest, the temporary type is used over a short period of time while the permanent type can be used over and over again over an extended period. Therefore, your choice will depend on how often you require the equipment for repairs of upgrades. If you do not have a clear idea of the best type of equipment to use for your project, contact a trusted supplier and give them your user specifications.