A cable lifeline is a component in both fall arrest systems and fall restraint systems. They consist of a cable, typically galvanized steel or stainless steel, attached to two or more anchor points, which allows for the attachment of a safety harness and lanyard system. They are usually used when employees are working at height and either need the freedom of movement.
Lifelines typically include the cable, mounting brackets, tensioner, shock absorber and a trolley to run along the beam. The user will utilize a lanyard and harness to connect to the lifeline.