Ladder Safety Device
- Written by Concrete News
The Lad-Saf X2 Detachable Cable Sleeve offers hands-free climbing, automatically following the user during ascent or descent, and one-handed cable attachment or detachment for fast and safe connections. Its lightweight stainless steel construction offers added durability and longevity.
Compact and more ergonomically refined than prior offerings, the Lad-Saf X2 sleeve has two independent means to activate its fall arrest function: a mechanical system that locks onto the cable almost immediately in the event of a fall; and, a supplementary inertia mechanism that activates locking independent of the mechanical system, providing a redundant safety measure. The intertia system likewise prevents unintentional upside-down installation.
The Lad-Saf X2 sleeve also features an in-line shock absorber to reduce the forces a worker’s body will experience in a fall arrest event. “Jobs that require workers to climb ladders, poles, towers and tanks are not only physically demanding, but create safety risks at height,” says Capital Safety Systems and Anchors Product Manager Joe Yeatman. “We developed the Lad-Saf sleeve to provide a cable-based fall protection option, and with the addition of the next generation Lad-Saf X2 sleeve, ladder system climbing has reached the next level in ease of use and safety.” The sleeve meets all the requirements of the proposed new ANSI Z359.16 Standard for Climbing Ladder Fall Arrest Systems, he adds, while all Capital Safety products adhere to current OSHA or ANSI industry standards. — Capital Safety, 800/328-6146, 651-388-8282; www.capitalsafety.com