Lifelines: Prudêncio’s new service
In our activity, mainly carried out on roofs, we often face challenges that put the safety of our workers at risk. These same challenges will affect the teams in charge of the future maintenance of the buildings when carrying out their work.
In addition to the attention given to the sustainability of the materials and solutions we apply, safety is also a vital issue for Prudêncio. Therefore, we decided to include the supply and installation of Lifeline systems in our services.
Continue reading to learn more about this subject.
What is a Lifeline?
All work activities that involve some kind of risk to human life must be carried out with the use of equipment that protects and prevents accidents from happening.
Lifelines, life cables or anchor systems, are one of the best protection systems that can be used to provide safety at height for all workers who are at risk of suffering a fall, as indicated in the LPRL – Occupational Risk Prevention Law – and specifically in the current EN 795 regulations.
Lifelines, or anchor systems, are one of the best protection systems that can be used to provide safety at height for all workers who are at risk of suffering a fall, as stated in the LPRL – Occupational Risk Prevention Law – and specifically in the current EN 795 regulations.
Thanks to these systems, protection is provided that makes it possible to transit, stay, and work in areas that are at least 2 meters high; in areas below 2 meters, the installation of safety line systems may be required.
These systems can be vertical, horizontal, fixed, or temporary.
Vertical or horizontal temporary lifelines can be installed and dismantled in the course of the work, allowing the equipment to be used and reused for different tasks.
Fixed systems, on the other hand, which can also have a vertical or horizontal orientation, are anchored to a workstation for the entire period.
Anchorage Types or Lifelines
To allow these systems to be adjusted to different tasks and activities, there are different types of Lifelines:
- Vertical type anchors: the UNE EN 795/A1: 2001 and UNE EN 353.1-2;
- Permanent horizontal or vertical lifelines: EN 795/C or EN 795/D Class C or D);
- Temporary lifelines: standard UNE EN 795 B, which can be rigid (EN 795 D), flexible, or cable.
The type of usage that we can give to a Lifeline can be very variable since they allow not only to stop a fall at a distance lower than the height in question, but also to avoid or prevent it from happening.
Thanks to their versatility and effectiveness, these protection systems are the best known and used all over the world.
Components of a Lifeline
The installation of the Lifeline, along with the equipment that will be worn by the worker or person using the safety equipment, creates the overall fall protection system. The devices that should form the Lifeline system are anchor points and the anchor line.
The Lifeline is a rigid or flexible fall protection system. Depending on the type of Lifeline that ensures the safety of workers it can be performed through the use of harnesses, carabiners, connecting cables, sliding cars, EPIS, different types of screws, anchor cables, anchor points, and other equipment that allow the work to be performed properly and safely.
Lifeline installation examples
The construction sector is renewed every day with challenges that require more care and attention to safety at work. The number of activities where these systems can be installed is therefore vast and increasingly demanding:
- Roof waterproofing, building roofs, domes;
- Constructions, facades, and various types of works;
- Maintenance tasks, including ship maintenance;
- Vertical works;
- Works at height;
- For companies, homeowners, or communities.
Lifeline System Specialists
Prudêncio is a certified installer of different types of Lifelines that best fit the needs of our customers.
These are approved fall protection systems that meet current safety standards, provided by UNE 795: 2012, UNE EN 795 / A1: 2001 or UNE EN 353.1-2 standards, and that ensure safety and prevention of occupational hazards.
With the goal of continuous updating and improvement, we participate and invest in risk prevention training and installation of these fall protection systems.
Place safety first
Eliminate any possibility of risk for your workers.
Contact us and invest in a solution that ensures that work is performed with maximum safety.