Read all information contained in the two instructions: general and specific.
A – Serial number
B – Reference number
C – Standard
D – Manufactured date
E – Brand name
F – Notify body
G – Instruction
H – QR Code
I – Length
J – Use orientation
K – CE – complies with regulation (EU) 2016/425
|RISK OF DEATH|
NOMENCLATURE FIELD OF APPLICATION
NOTIFIED BODY – CE1019
LISTED ORGANISATION FOR EU TYPE-APPROVAL:
VVUÚ. a.s, Pikartská 1337/7 – 716 07 Ostrava – Radvanice, Czech Republic
NOTIFIED BODY – CE0120
LISTED ORGANISATION FOR EU TYPE-APPROVAL:
SGS United Kingdom Ltd, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 6WA, UK
NOTIFIED BODY – CE0321
LISTED ORGANISATION FOR EU TYPE-APPROVAL:
SATRA Technology Centre Ltd Wyndham Way T Telford Way Kettering,
Northamptonshire, NN16 8SD
ORGANIZATION FOR: (EU) 2016/425 | ISO9001:2015
SGS FIMKO OY, P.O. Box (Sarkiniementie 3) 00211 Helsinki – Finland
NOTIFY BODY: CE 0598
MAX. LOAD 100KG
- Steel/ Aluminium connector
- Protective plastic sleeve
- Rope grab – steel/ aluminium
- 12mm nylon rope
- User anchor point
- Energy absorber
- Anchor point
- Polyester webbing
Before using the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) you must read carefully and understand the safety information described on the general instructions and the specific equipment instructions. ATTENTION!!! If you have any doubt about the product, if you need other language versions of the instructions for use, declarations of conformity or any questions about the PPE, please contact us: www.fallsafe-online.com.
WARNING: The manufacturer and the seller decline any responsibility in case of incorrect use, improper application, or modifications/ reparations by persons not authorized by FALL SAFE.
Connect the karabiner (EN 362) to be held in the major axis positioning and protects the end of the lanyard from wear; clip a locking karabiner (auto-locking preferred) through the attachment point; make sure that the line is taut; attach the anchor line to a secure anchor point EN795; attach the rope grab with the integrated energy absorber to your harness (EN361) dorsal or front D-ring “A”; make sure that the rope grab is at the user shoulders level and not under it.WARNING: Verify that this product is compatible with other elements of the system in your application (compatible = good functional interaction). “Edge Tested” on the energy-absorbing unit has also been successfully tested for horizontal use and a fall over the edge was simulated from this. In this case, an edge radius of r=0.5mm/ Type A (according to European specification sheet 11.060) was used for fall arresting devices with wire rope lanyards. On the basis of this, the fall arrester is suitable for use over similar edges, such as rolled steel profiles, wooden beams or a covered, round parapet wall.WARNING Other types of edges are not allowed and use is prohibited. To be used in the horizontal conditions, the anchorage point must be located at the same level as the edge, where the risk of fall exists. In order to avoid pendulum effects, the working area must not exceed a 30° angle limit, from each side of the vertical of anchorage point. IMPORTANT! The maximum user weight is limited to 100kg in this application.
Despite this test, the following must be observed for all cases during horizontal or sloping use where there is a risk of falling over an edge:
- If the hazard evaluation performed before commencing work reveals that the falling edge involves a particularly “sharp cutting” and/or “burred” edge (e.g. uncovered parapet walls or sharp concrete edge and if devices with fasteners made from webbings are to be used:
– Corresponding precautions must be taken so that a fall over the edge is precluded, or
– An edge protection must be mounted before commencing work, or
– The manufacturer must be contacted
- The suspension point of the fall arrester must not be below the standing area (e.g. platform, flat roof) of the user. (picture 3)
- The deflection at the edge (measured between the two flanges of the joints and fastenings) must be at least 90*.
- The required headroom below the edge is depicted in picture 5.
- In order to prevent a swinging fall, the work area or side movements from the center axis must be restricted to max. 1.50m. In other cases, no individual anchorage points, but instead e.g. stopping devices of class C (only if approved for joint use) or D as per EN795 must be used.
- Note: When using the fall arrester on a stopping device of class C corresponding to EN795 with a horizontally moving guide, the deflection of the stopping device must also be taken into consideration when ascertaining the required clearance height below the user. The information in the instructions for use must be observed for this.
- Note: In the case of a fall over an edge, there is a risk of injury during the catching process as a result of the falling person hitting building parts or structural parts.
- Special measures for rescuing must be specified and practiced for the event of a fall over the edge.
- Note: Fall arrest devices identified with pictures “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D” are not suited for fall impacts over unprotected edges (e.g. retractable Dyneema or Stainless steel rope lanyards). ATTENTION: When a complete system is supplied, components of any complete system shall not be substituted;
DONNING AND SETUP
Before using the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) you must read carefully and understand the safety information described in the general instructions and the specific instructions.
ATTENTION!!! If you have any doubt about the product, if you need other language versions of the instructions for use, declarations of conformity or have any question
about the PPE, please contact us: www.fallsafe-online.com.
WARNING: The manufacturer and the seller decline any responsibility in case of incorrect use, improper application or modifications/reparations by persons not authorized
by FALL SAFE®.
PHYSICAL CONDITION AND TRAINING:
Work at height is potentially dangerous and it must only be performed by professionals and experienced persons. Before using the PPE you must be aware of: your mental and physical condition; be trained for the use of the device; do not have any doubt about using the equipment and the field of application.
WARNING: the equipment shall only be used by a person trained and competent in its safe use.
WARNING: the consumption of alcohol, medicine or any other type of psychotropic will influence your balance, concentration conditional and must be avoided.
For your safety, it is strictly recommended that you always check your device and equipment before, during, and after use and that you regularly submit your device and equipment to inspections and controls by competent persons, every 12 months at least. These time intervals may change according to the frequency and intensity of device and equipment use. The FALL SAFE INSPECTOR® allows you to easily record and access information on inspections, inventory, and use. It tracks equipment assignments by worker or location and automates the inspection process. There are multiple system options available that allow for easy access and time-saving information.
Every time before use, check (visually and tactile) the condition of the equipment components: textile material (straps, ropes, stitching) must not show any signs of abrasion, fraying, burns, chemicals, or cuts. The metal material (buckles, carabiners, hooks, cable, and metal rings) must not show any signs of wear, corrosion, deformation or defects and should operate correctly.
WARNING: it is essential for safety that equipment is withdrawn from use immediately if:
1) Any doubt arise about its condition for safe use or;
2) It has been used to arrest a fall. It cannot be used again until confirmed in writing by a competent person that it is acceptable to do so; For your safety read all contained information on this general instruction, as well as the specific instructions accompanying the device and make sure that you understand them; ensure the equipment conditions and all recommendation of security; ensure that the components are compatible with each other and be sure if are fulfilled with the rules, regulations and directives; ensure an emergency plan, check the work safety conditioning and confirm all system are assembled correctly without interfering with each other.
WARNING: use of combinations of items of equipment in which the safe function on any one item is affected by or interferes with the safe function of another.
WARNING: a rescue plan shall be in place to deal with any emergencies that could arise during work.
WARNING: Remind to check the limitation and the compatibility of the device. Remember that the ropes have different particularities and can be changed according to the weather conditions. The manufacturer declines any responsibility for accidents, injuries, or death due to improper and incorrect use by the user, all other usage procedures must be considered forbidden. The equipment shall not be used outside its limitations, or for any purpose other than that for which it is intended.
WARNING: it is essential for safety to verify the free space required beneath the user at the workplace before each occasion of use, so that in the case of a fall, there will be no collision with the ground or other obstacle in the fall path.
As the name suggests, the PPE is for personal use. In exceptional cases used by a second user, carry out a check of the equipment before and after usage and if possible take note of the relevant information.
WARNING: never use a PPE without knowing the provenance, or neither if the inspection records are not updated as it is issued.
All the materials and treatments used are antiallergenic; they should not cause skin irritations or sensitivity. The connectors are made of steel, zinc plated; light alloy, polished or anodized: stainless steel, polished.
WARNING: during the use avoid the following hazards that may affect the performance of the equipment: extremes of temperature, trailing or looping of lanyards or lifelines over sharp edges, chemical reagents, electrical conductivity, cutting, abrasion, climatic exposure, and pendulum falls.
WARNING: Never remove or damage the labels and marking; after use check if they are legible.
The following information is etched on the device: CE marking; (Number of the production process controlling body); Name of the manufacturer or of the person responsible for the product introduction on the market; standard (number and year of the standard; the logo that warns the user to carefully read the user instructions attached to the product; production lot number; year of production; maximum load applicable in kN, the strength indicated is the lowest value guaranteed by the producer.
The marking on the device is indicated in different places depending on the dimension. See more details in “Specific Instructions”.
WARNING: Check the markings are legible even after use.
WARNING: it is essential for the safety of the user that if the product is re-sold outside the original country of destination the reseller shall provide instructions for use, for maintenance, periodic examination, and for repair in the language of the country in which the product is to be used.
It is rather difficult to establish the length of the device’s life, as it can be adversely affected by several negative factors such as intense, frequent or improper use; the conditions the device is required to work in (humid, freezing, and icy conditions); wear; corrosion; serious stress with or without relative deformation; exposure to heat sources; improper storage; device age; exposure to chemical agents… (plus any further reason, not merely limited to all the foregoing reasons). Taking adequate care of your device (please consult the “Maintenance”) will have a considerable influence on and will definitely increase device durability and long life. By the way of example, the following can be considered as a rule to determine standard potential durability of devices, tools, and equipment: ten years for fall protection harness, fall protection vests/jackets/ coveralls, accessories (lanyards, foot loop, suspension trauma, and relief strap) anchor lines, anchor straps, ropes, carrying bags, fall arrest webbing blocks and sharp edge tested; eight years for equipment conditioned to extreme environments (harness, lanyards, vests, jackets, and coveralls); undefined for connectors, descenders, rope clamps, rope grabs, pulleys, anchor points; especially 10 years (5 in stock – 5 in use) for gloves and helmet. It is nevertheless recommended that you replace your devices, tools, and equipment at least every 10 years, considering that in the meantime new techniques or regulations may have become applicable and the equipment may no longer be compliant and/or compatible.
WARNING: The lifetime of equipment can be limited in case of severe falls, extreme temperatures, contact with harmful chemicals, sharp edges, and the absence of markings or labels.
ELIMINATION/ DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
You should dispose of the equipment if the lifetime has been exceeded; if you suspect that the equipment is not safe; if it is obsolete (incompatible with modern equipment or
that do not conform to the standards updates); if it has been in a fall event (see the fall arrest indicator was violated); if it is over 10 years.
The materials used in equipment production may cause environmental impacts. For this purpose, it is recommended that the equipment is disposed of in accordance with the laws in force in the country where the disposal is taking place.
WARNING: The equipment which is not in operable condition or used in a fall event must be destroyed immediately.
ATTENTION!!! Any modification to the product void the guarantee and can compromise the user’s safety. The possibility of re-using the device must be authorized exclusively by the producer with prior written consent that reserves the right to carry out appropriate examinations and testing. Only the manufacturer or authorized staff can make the repairs and tampering.
MAINTENANCE, CLEANING, AND INSPECTION
Check before, after, and during use that the equipment works properly. If you need to wash the components use clean water with a small amount of neutral soap to remove persistent dirt or if the purpose is to disinfect dissolve a disinfectant that contains quaternary ammonium salts in warm water (max. 20ºC), soak the equipment in this solution for one hour. Rinse with potable water and leave them to dry out in the open air protected from sunlight. WARNING: when the equipment becomes wet, either from in use or when due to cleaning, I shall be allowed t dry naturally and shall be kept away from direct heat. If you need to lubricate the metal components you must use only silicone-based oil spray. WARNING: Remove the excess oil and check if the lubrication doesn’t interfere with the interaction between the device, other components of the system, and the users. Accordingly to EN 365:2004, the PPE periodical examination should be carried out at least every 12 months by the manufacturer or a competent person specifically authorized by the manufacturer. The frequency of inspection must vary depending on the intensity of usage, in order to ensure the durability of the product and the safety of the user. The inspection reports must be kept by the PPE owner. The result of the inspection must always accompany the product. If the report is missing or illegible, do not use the device. In case of doubt, the product should always be rejected. The FALL SAFE INSPECTOR® allows you to easily record and access information on inspections, inventory, and use. It tracks equipment assignments by worker or location and automates the inspection process. There are multiple system options available that allow for easy access and time-saving information. WARNING: for regular periodic examination, the safety of users depends upon the continued efficiency and durability of the equipment. WARNING: periodic examinations are only to be conducted by a person competent for periodic examination and strictly in accordance with the manufacturer´s periodic examination procedures.
Remove the item from its container and store it in a cool, dry, well-aired place. There must not be any corrosive, solvent substances or heat sources (max. 80°C/ 176°F) in the storage place. The device must not come in contact with other sharp objects which can damage it. Never store the equipment before having thoroughly dried it and avoid storing it in places with a high saline concentration. Except for the above-mentioned indications, there are no special precautions to be used during the transport.
Avoid leaving your equipment in a car or in a closed place exposed to the sunlight.
The products are guaranteed for 12 months against any defects in material or manufacture. To analyze defects in materials and manufacture contact our after-sales service to get the address to which should return the defective product in your country. Notes: Exclusions from the guarantee – incorrect wear, oxidation, leaking batteries in headlamps, modification/ alteration, poor storage, poor maintenance, damage due to accident or negligence, damage due to use of the product for which it is not designed. The manufacture guarantee also does not apply if the serial number is no longer legible, any label has been removed from the product, it has been written on with a marker, covered by stickers or using others tools for this purpose, and if the annual inspection are not been realized.
According to the Regulation (EU) 2016/425
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