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New ANSI Code Goes Into Effect in August

Fall protection is the #1 OSHA violation. As a result, The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved Z359.14 for self-retracting lifelines (SRLs) on June 17, 2021. Werner has recently updated its Bantam and Max Patrol SRL product lines to comply with the new standard, which uses a heavier testing weight and higher strength requirements.


A few highlights of the fall protection code change update:

  • The new code changes are eight years in the making, as the last significant code change happened in 2014.

  • With an eye toward recent code changes that will go into effect in August 2022, Werner has announced updates to the Bantam and Max Patrol™ Self-Retracting Lifeline families.

  • Werner's new Bantam and Max Patrol SRLs meet or exceed ANSI standards in every category, bringing exclusive innovation to leading-edge products on major job sites -- an area where safety must be a critical priority.

  • Werner’s compact and versatile SRLs are now smaller and lighter, meeting ANSI’s new standards for the product class in more applications than the competition. Bantam and Max Patrol self-retracting lifelines are approved for leading-edge use on steel beams, precast concrete, and B-deck.

  • The new Bantam 6’ Web Leading Edge SRL saves weight using an innovative webbing that weighs 30% less than steel cable of the same length. Werner’s Bantam Leading Edge SRL products are easily differentiated thanks to highly visible Leading Edge yellow accents.

  • The Werner SRL products also feature unique labels and visual markings to help guide customers to better understand product application usage.