Reliable fall protection systems are imperative when working at height as they provide workers with the confidence to complete challenging tasks without limitations. The latest additions to the MSA Africa range are the Workman Rescuer and the Workman Mini Personal Fall Limiter (PFL).
MSA Africa Customer Call Centre Manager Bernice Mackay says that MSA has launched the Workman Rescuer and the Workman Mini Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) solutions after listening to customer needs, adding to an already impressive and growing fall protection solutions portfolio.
Mackay says that the Workman Rescuer provides fast and easy fall protection with integral bi-directional retrieval capability. “Not only does the Workman Rescuer arrest the fall, its retrieval capability allows the fallen worker to ascend or descend to a safe location.”
This durable, economical addition to the Workman Series of products offers fast installation and setup, ideal for applications where time and ease of use are a priority. The Workman Rescuer is also a stand-alone retractable device, as the carrying handle can be used as an anchorage attachment.
The Workman Rescuer can be used for two applications; as a component of a confined space system and as a standard self-retracting lanyard. It boasts a fall protection/retrieval mode knob, which simply pulls and rotates to activate. An exclusive integral bracket utilises an existing tripod pin, leaving fewer components to attach or become damaged or misplaced.
With a maximum arresting force of 6 kN and a user capacity of 140 kg, the Workman Rescuer is rugged enough to be used in the most demanding applications, such as; oil, gas and petroleum (OGP) turnarounds, construction, utilities, and other confined space applications.
According to Mackay, the Mini PFL is the most versatile, compact and self-retracting device on the market. “It boasts an internal fast-acting pawl lock mechanism, which provides many lower level tie-oﬀ points for a wide range of applications.”
The fall limiter design also provides workers with the ability to tie oﬀ at lower levels below its D-ring. A swivel eye connection eliminates line twisting, while the twin-leg carabiner connection keeps the harness D-ring available for use with other equipment while climbing, or for rescue purposes.
Mackay highlights that the Mini PFL is available in both single and twin leg, tie-back and non-tie-back configurations. “With a user capacity of up to 140 kg, and the option of replacing standard 1.8m shock-absorbing lanyards, the Mini PFL is ideal for all types of work-at-height tasks,” she concludes.