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Full Body Harnesses
What full body harnesses can you put a chest D-ring on?
We are happy to add a chest D-Ring to any of our harnesses for you for an additional ten dollars per harness. However, we cannot add it to harnesses with floating chest straps.
What is the service life of your full body harnesses?
The service life of our harnesses is five years from date of first use.
Is the harness removable from the vest of the Tux Harness?
No, the harness is sewn permanently inside the vest.
How do I know what size harness to order?
View the sizing chart available online. The chart is categorized by chest and waist measurements. The numbers shown in the chart are flexible by about two inches in either direction. You may also call Guardian Fall Protection with an approximate height and weight of the person wearing the harness and get a suggested size from a customer service representative.
What is the "duck" material used in some Tux harnesses?
The "duck" material is a thick material made of 100% cotton and is very similar in look and texture to Carhartt brand material.
What can be used to “mark” individual harnesses other than embroidery and/or screen printing?
No. While simple pen ink will likely not damage webbing directly, there are other factors to consider when marking webbing. Pen tips, brushes, or other writing devices may damage webbing if excess pressure is used, or may grind in dirt or corrosive substances into webbing. Ink or paint may also cover up damage to webbing, making it difficult to notice during equipment inspection. Guardian provides customizable patches on harnesses that may be written on, but no webbing should ever be altered in any way.
What fall protection applications do my harness D-rings comply with?
- Fall Arrest (6 foot free fall): Dorsal (back)
- Restraint: Dorsal (back), Chest, Side, Shoulder
- Work Positioning: Side, Shoulder
- Rescue/Confined Space Entry: Dorsal (back), Chest, Shoulder
- Climbing: Dorsal (back), Chest
What is the shortest length you can make an extension lanyard?
The shortest length you can make an extension lanyard is 12 inches.
When working on a leading edge, do I have to have a shock absorber with my retractable or can I just use my heavy duty lanyard?
You should use a Heavy Duty Lanyard or Self-Retracting Lifeline when working on a leading edge.
What is the minimum weight on the Double Leg Heavy Duty Lanyard (21210)?
The minimum weight on this lanyard is 139 pounds.
Can you make “rope” lanyards?
Why do I have to use a specially designed lanyard for extended free falls?
OSHA allows for users to exceed the six feet free fall level, which happens when attaching at foot level, as long as their system has the all of the following:
- There is no other practical way to tie off overhead. Leaving foot level the best option.
- Force on the body is less than 1,800 pounds.
- The user will not hit any objects below them.
Are any of your lanyards certified for free fall over 6 feet?
Yes. For workers weighing 130-310 pounds (including all equipment), the Big Boss Lanyard is certified for free fall up to 12 feet.
Are any of your lanyards certified for use by workers weighing over 310 pounds?
Yes. For workers weighing between 310-420 pounds (including all equipment), the Big Boss Lanyard is certified for free fall up to 6 feet.
What is the maximum lanyard length allowed in Climbing/Fixed Ladder applications?
The maximum total length allowed between the fall arrester (rope grab) and the full-body harness attachment point (Dorsal (back) or Chest D-ring) is 36 inches. Refer to ANSI Z359.1-2007, 3.3.6.
What is the brake rate on Guardian Self-Retracting Lifelines?
The brake rate on any Guardian Self-Retracting Lifeline is 4.5 feet per second.
Is the Guardian T-Line Safety System for indoor or outdoor use?
The Guardian T-Line is designed for indoor usage.
How many lanyards come with the T-Line Safety System?
How many people can use the T-line Safety System at one time?
Can you use a CB-1-W (00610) in a permanent application?
Yes, you will have to use a galvanized spray so it will prevent corrosion.
Can a Temper Anchor (00455) be used on a flat application?
Yes, the Temper Anchor has been tested and approved for flat application.
What is the screw size needed for the CB-12 Roof Anchor (00645)?
The screw size for the CB-12 anchor is a #14.
What pitches of roof does a Two-Way Standing Seam Roof Anchor (10600) fit?
The Standing Seam Roof Anchor fits all roof pitches.
If using a metal roof anchor that is thinner than 20-gauge, what type of anchor should be used?
CB-12 Roof Anchor (00645) can be used on 22-gauge metal roof.
Do Ridge-It anchors (00500, 00510, 00515) fit on a flat roof?
Yes, Ridge-It anchors fit on a flat roof.
What is the weight for Hammer Mobile Fall Arrest System (14000)?
The weight of the Hammer Mobile Fall Arrest System is 1050 pounds.
Does the Mega Swivel 10K Anchor for Concrete (00238) come with backer plate? 14” bolt?
No, the Mega Swivel does not come with a backer plate, but it does come with a 14” bolt.
Is the Snappy Anchor (00710, 00711) rated at 5,000 pounds?
Yes, the Snappy Anchor is rated for 5,000 pounds and can be used for fall arrest or restraint.
Is the Wire Hook Anchorage (01860) a 5,000 pound anchor point?
Yes, the wire hook anchor is a 5,000 pound anchor point.
Is the Standing Seam Roof Clamp (00250) a 5,000 pound anchor point?
No, the Standing Seam Roof Clamp is only rated at 3,600 pounds.
Do you have any recommendations for use of the Angel Anchor System in wet conditions?
If you are able to dry the area in which you plan to use the Angel Anchor then you can use it but if the surface is wet, you cannot use this anchor unfortunately.
Will Guardian assemble a custom fall protection kit for me?
Yes. Contact us at 1-800-466-6385 and we will do everything we can to build you the kit you need.
What is the Butterfly D-Ring (02000) used for?
The Butterfly D-Ring is used for front D-ring attachment.
Is the Butterfly D-ring (02000) used for fall arrest?
Yes, but only if the free fall is less than 2 feet.
Can Tool Lanyards be used in any fall protection applications?
No. Tool Lanyards must only be used to carry tools within the stated weight capacity range.
What are the base dimensions on the ‘Goose’ Warning Line Stanchion (15225)?
The base of the ‘Goose’ spans 62 inches in both directions.
Can you order galvanized Guardian G-rail Guardrails (15181, 15182, 15183)?
Yes, although it is not recommended as they would require a hole drilled at the top on both ends.
On a Parapet Clamp Guardrail System (15170), how much do the 2 x 4’s need to overlap by?
The 2 x 4’s need to overlap by 12 inches in the parapet clamp guardrail system.
What direction does the Parapet Clamp Guardrail System (15170) need to face?
The 2 x 4’s of the Parapet Clamp Guardrail System should be on the inside facing the wall.
What is the tensile strength on the Replacement Warning Flag Line (15231)?
The tensile strength of the warning line is 500 lbs per OSHA regulation.
When do I need to use toeboards?
Toeboards are always required on roofs with slopes greater than 4”:12” (vertical:horizontal), and if any risk exists for materials to fall from the roof. If a guardrail system is installed on a parapet wall, it may be possible for the parapet to function as a toeboard.
Do I need to use other fall protection equipment if a guardrail system is in place?
If the installed guardrail system blocks all existing and potential fall hazards, and no other fall hazards exist within the confined work area, no other fall protection equipment is needed.
Engineered Lifeline Systems
Who can install horizontal lifeline systems?
A Qualified Person MUST be responsible for supervising the installation of all engineered lifeline systems, and for ensuring the inspection and maintenance of said systems is performed according to equipment instruction specifications.
How many workers can engineered lifeline systems support simultaneously?
It depends on the system. Most Guardian engineered lifeline systems are certified for use by up to two workers simultaneously. Some systems, depending on design, are certified for use by more workers. Contact Guardian Fall Protection prior to using the system if any doubt about system capacity exists.
Ladder Safety Products
What are the dimensions on the Safe-T Ladder Extension System (10800)?
The dimensions on the Safe-T Ladder Extension System is 3.75 feet (H) by 1.75 feet (W).
What size ladders does the Basemate Ladder Level System fit?
The Basemate Ladder Level System is compatible with most ladders with 12” – 18” rung widths.
Do I have to wear fall protection equipment if Residential Safety Netting certified for fall arrest applications is installed in a compliant manner?
No, but the key is that safety netting must be installed and used according to equipment instructions and must cover all potential areas where a fall may occur.
What is the difference between Debris Netting and Residential Safety Netting?
Debris Netting must NEVER be used in horizontal applications or for purposes of fall arrest. Debris Netting must only be installed in vertical applications, and functions similar to a guardrail system in that it blocks the leading edges of fall hazards. Residential Safety Netting may be used in fall arrest applications if installed and used according to equipment instructions.
How long are the ropes in the rescue kits?
Rescue Kit rope length depends on the kit selected. Guardian’s Gotcha Kit can be purchased with 160’, 325’, 490’, and 655’ rope lengths. Contact Guardian for additional details and specifications about our Rescue Systems.