Today we want to introduce you to VERTIGRIP, the vertical lifeline of Rothoblaas’ own production and certified by TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH (NB 0123) according to EN 353-1:2014 + A1:2017 and RfU 11.119, which extends the range of its already numerous fall protection solutions.
“VERTIGRIP”, says the Product Line Manager of the fall protection line Valentin Weiss, “is quick and easy to assemble and can be installed in just a few steps. It is a vertical lifeline for two operators that can be installed on fixed vertical ladders with and without cage and it is suitable especially in this second case, where it is not physically possible to install a protection cage. An example can be work in confined spaces where VERTIGRIP protects the operator from the moment of access to the ladder until landing”.
The VERTIGRIP vertical lifeline is usually composed of:
- an upper VERTOP09/ VERTOP17 terminal fastener, available in case of VERTIGRIP in two different heights
- VERTINT intermediate supports that keep the cable stable in position
- a VERTBASE lower terminal fastener
- a VERTSPEAR cable tensioner.
Unlike other lifelines, VERTIGRIP can reach a length of 200 meters while maintaining a distance between the intermediate supports of 5 meters: in this way the number of elements required is effectively limited.
Light and durable, the system is composed of elements made of AISI 316 (A4) stainless steel, AISI 304 (A2) stainless steel and anodized aluminium alloy EN AW 6082, which guarantee a good resistance to corrosion. In addition, should it be necessary to operate in aggressive environments, Rothoblaas makes the system completely in AISI 316 (A4) stainless steel available on request.
This modular system, which allows a controlled ascent and descent in complete safety, meets all design requirements thanks to the wide range of accessories available, such as landing handles, which make it truly versatile.