We often receive questions about horizontal lifeline systems, the parts, the span distances, the deflection etc. That’s why, in this blog, we’d like to discuss the anatomy of a horizontal lifeline system, HLL in short.
A horizontal lifeline system is a cable track, permanently fixed to a structure by means of several individual anchor points. A user needs to connect to the system by wearing a full body harness, and using a lanyard and runner. Depending on the setup of a system the horizontal lifeline system can be used as a fall restraint or fall arrest system.
Components of a horizontal lifeline
A horizontal lifeline system is built up out of several components. The system consists of a flexible wire rope which is attached to at least two anchor points.