3M, a leading supplier of high quality fall protection equipment has launched a new range of edge self-retracting lifelines (SRL) engineered for both foot level tie-off and sharp edge applications.

Traditional general purpose edge products anchored at foot level and used in sharp edge environments may increase the risk of injury and create a false sense of security at height. The new Nano-Lok edge self-retracting lifeline is designed specifically for use in sharp edge applications with the unused lifeline also retracting so workers can anchor at their feet and move freely and with confidence at height.

The Nano-Lok edge incorporates a 2.4-metre working length lifeline, features an ergonomic design, and is available in single or twin (100% tie-off) units.

The Nano-Lok edge is the only personal SRL on the market to pass the most stringent leading edge standard set by ANSI Z359.14, as well as the sharp edge requirements outlined by VG11.60 & VG11.54 in EN360: 2002. It is also compliant with AS/NZS 1891.3.

Features such as a tough lifeline material, patent pending energy absorber, and durable harness connector in the Nano-Lok edge self-retracting lifeline work together to absorb and limit the arresting forces in the event of a fall, while mitigating the effect of a sharp edge on the lifeline even under harsh conditions.

According to Rick Millar, Technical Manager for 3M Australia & New Zealand, when workers anchor at their feet with traditional equipment that’s not specifically designed for foot level tie-off, they’re putting themselves at risk. The Nano-Lok edge is specifically designed for leading edge work and foot level tie-off situations, so workers at height can do their job safely and with confidence.

The Nano-Lok edge personal SRL includes an integrated backpack style energy absorber, tough and flexible galvanised cable or webbing lifelines, various hook/karabiner options, and an easy-to-install connector for direct harness attachment.

3M, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands.