Cable Lifelines

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.

Overhead Horizontal Lifelines

Overhead lifeline systems provide a means of fall protection over the continuous distance of the lifeline without need the need for unconnecting and reconnecting.  When utilized with a self-retracting lifeline it will greatly limit fall distance.

Overhead lifelines can be mounted to many different structures including ceiling beams, walls, columns or a new structure can be built to support the lifeline.

Rooftop Horizontal Lifelines 

Rooftop lifelines are a great solution to provide people full access of a rooftop while being protecting from falling over the edge. Rooftop lifelines are typically mounted into the roof structure and provide continuous travel in the path that is designed for.  Although rooftop lifelines are typically designed to arrest a person that falls over the edge, they are intended for restraining the worker from reaching the end.

Vertical Lifelines

Vertical lifelines are typically installed onto ladders (pre-existing or new) and provide a cable for a person to connect to while climbing tall ladders.  The lifeline, when used with a proper harness and trolley will arrest the worker in the case he or she slips and falls.  A vertical lifeline is superior to a ladder cage as a cage doesn’t guarantee the person won’t still fall down the length of the ladder.