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.