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Horizontal Systems

Horizontal Systems

MSA's Latchways engineered lifeline systems provide the total solution for all horizontal safety at height industrial applications. The system’s versatility and ease of use makes it ideal for protecting workers as they go about day-today activities such as maintenance, cleaning, access and inspection.

  • Systems can be designed for up to five simultaneous users.
  • Fixes to virtually all types of structure and roofing system.
  • Follows the contours of the building by going around bends and up and down inclines.
  • Can be extended to include vertical sections.
  • The unique Transfastener allows workers to travel the full length of the system without having to detach and re-attach.
  • Normally incorporates the unique Constant Force post for assured fall arrest protection and simplified installation.
  • Where the Constant Force post is not applicable, in-line shock absorbers or a Constant Force energy absorber can be incorporated for equal safety assurance.
  • Meets all appropriate international standards.


  • Installation of horizontal engineered lifeline systems should only be carried out by a Latchways trained and registered installer company. Contact Latchways Sales Department for details of certified installers.

Testing / Maintenance

  • System testing must be conducted annually by suitably qualified installers to ensure that system certification is maintained. Key system checks such as deployment of shock absorbers, swage tests and torque checks are part of this process. Contact Latchways Sales Department for details of certified installers.

User Instruction

  • Only attach to the system by means of a retractable fall arrest lanyard and full body harness conforming to the appropriate safety standards.
  • Always check pre-tension before use.
  • No more than the maximum number of personnel as defined in the system user instructions should attach to the system.
  • Further details are available in the user instructions.

For further information on any aspect of Latchways' industry solutions, including full installation, inspection and commissioning instructions contact Latchways.

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