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Approved for SHARP LEADING EDGE and foot level drops. 3rd party certified by an ISO 17025 accredited test laboratory. Lengths up to 110’.

USER INSTRUCTION MANUAL

DESCRIPTION:

SAFETY RETRACTABLE LANYARDS MADE WITH WIRE ROPE / WEBBING. ALSO AVAILABLE 100% TIE-OFF

MODEL:

M2-HPSY8Y, M2-HPSY8YCA, M2-HPSY8YABB, M2-HPSY8YCT, US-HN8, MM-HNY8Y, MM-HNY8YCAS, US-HPS8, US-HPS11, US-HPS20, US-HPS30, US-HPS40, US-HN10, US-HN15, US-HN20, US-HN30, US-HN40, US-HN60, US-HN80, US-H110, US-H150, US-H210

Proudly Manufactured in Germany
Reliability You Can Count On!

Should be used as part of an employee training program as required by OSHA and is intended to meet the manufacturers instructions as required by ANSI Z359.14-2014 CLASS B (SLE).

WARNING!

 

This product is part of a personal fall arrest system. The user must read and follow the manufacturers instructions for each component of the system. These instructions must be provided to the user of this product. The user must read and understand these instructions before using this product. Manufacturers instructions must be followed for proper use and maintenance of this product. Alteration or misuse of this product, or failure to follow instructions may result in serious injury or death.

ANCHORAGE: The anchorage to which this product is attached must be capable of sustaining a static load in the direction applied by the personal fall arrest system of at least 3600 Ibs. with certification of a qualified person, or 5000 Ibs. without certification. When more than one personal fall arrest system is attached to the same structure, the strength requirements stated above must be multiplied by the number of personal arrest systems attached to the structure.

PLAN: Your personal fall protection system before installing and using this equipment. Consider all factors affecting your safety during use of this equipment.

CAUTION: BEWARE OF PENDULUM SWINGS TO AVOID STRIKING AN OBJECT OR CONTACT WITH A LOWER LEVEL, FAILURE TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY.

FREE FALL: Ensure adequate clearance exists in your fall path to prevent striking an object. When the safety retractable is anchored above, a minimum of 4 ft. from the working level to the lower level or nearest obstruction is recommended, if anchored at foot level an additional 9 ft. clearance is needed. Working load up to 300 lbs ANSI or 400 lbs OSHA. Avoid working where your lifeline may cross or tangle with that of another worker. Do not allow the lifeline to pass under your arms or between your feet. Never clip, knot, or otherwise prevent the lifeline from retracting.

WIDEST SHARP LEADING EDGE APPROVED PRODUCT LINE IN THE INDUSTRY!

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BEFORE EACH USE:

Inspect all your personal fall protection equipment before each use. OSHA 1910.66 and 1926.502 and ANSI Z359.14 Class B (SLE) requires an inspection before each use. The use of American National Standards is completely voluntary. Their existence does not, in any respect, preclude anyone. ANSI requires a formal documented inspection of fall protection equipment to be completed by a competent person other than the user, at a minimum of once a year. More frequent inspections by a competent person may be required based on the severity of the workplace conditions.

ULTRA-SAFE equipment is designed for use with only ULTRA-SAFE approved components and ULTRA-SAFE sub systems. Substitutions or replacements made with non-approved components or subsystems may jeopardize compatibility of equipment and may affect the safety and reliability of a complete system. Personal fall arrest systems must meet applicable local, state, and federal OSHA requirements. Connectors (hooks. Carabiners. and D-Rings) must be capable of supporting at least 5000 Ibs. Do not use equipment that is not compatible with the anchorage or other system components. Connectors must be compatible in size, shape, and strength. Self locking snap hooks and carabiners are required by ANSI Z359.14 Class B (SLE) and OSHA.

NOTE: Large throat opening snap hooks should not be connected to standard size D-Rings or similar objects which will result in a load on the gate if the hook or D-Ring rotates or twist. Large throat snap hooks are designed for use on fixed structural elements such as cross members or rebar that are not shaped in a way that can capture the gate of the hook.

FALL: After a fall, equipment which has been subjected to fall arrest forces MUST be removed from service for inspection. Inspect the entire safety retractable lanyard such as the load / impact indicator. On web style find the fold on the web to see if the stitching is broken and the fold torn apart or for wire style check the swivel snap hook to see if the RED indicator was engaged. The safety retractable lanyard must be removed from service and returned to an authorized service station for repair, do not re-stitch or repair.

INSPECTION:

  1. Ensure the safety retractable locks when the lifeline is pulled sharply, with no slippage. Lock-up should be positive.
  2. Labels must be present and fully legible.
  3. Check the connecting hooks or carabiners for damage, distortion, or corrosion, and working condition.
  4. Check the housing for distortion, cracks, or other damage and make sure anchorage point is not distorted or damaged.
  5. Inspect each component of the personal fall protection system according to the manufacturers instructions.
  6.  The lifeline must fully extend and retract smoothly with no hesitation or slack on the line.
  7. Check the lifeline for cuts, burns, chemical damage, abrasions, loose strands, or corrosion, the lifeline must not be damaged.
  8. Check for loose or missing screws and bent or damaged parts.
  9. Use of this equipment in areas where surrounding hazards exist may require additional precautions to reduce the possibility of injury to the user or damage to the equipment. Hazards may include, but are not limited to: high heat, caustic chemicals, corrosive environments, high voltage power lines, explosive or toxic gases, moving machinery, or overhead materials that may fall and contact the user or fall arrest system.
  10. CAUTION – This unit has an internal shock absorbing system. Do not attach external shock absorber to either end of retractable. Doing so may cause the brake pull to disengage increasing free fall.
  11. Do not use standard web retractables in temperatures over 122ª degrees F.

Inspection Requirements (normative)

Type of Use::
Infrequent to Light

Application Example:
Rescue and confined space, factory maintenance

Conditions of Use:
Good storage conditions, indoor or infrequent outdoor use, room temperature, clean environments

Inspection Frequency:
Annually

Type of Use::
Moderate to Heavy

Application Example:
Transportation, residential construction, utilities, warehouse

Conditions of Use:
Fair storage conditions, indoor and extended outdoor use, all temperatures, clean or dusty environments

Inspection Frequency:
Semi-annually to annually

Type of Use::
Severe to Continuous

Application Example:
Commercial construction, oil and gas mining

Conditions of Use:
Harsh storage conditions, prolonged or continuous outdoor use, all temperatures, dirty environment

Inspection Frequency:
Quarterly to semi-annually

ULTRA-SAFE® Safety Retractable Device Inspection Criteria: The authorized person using this equipment shall, at a minimum comply with manufacturer’s instructions regarding the inspection, maintenance, and removal from service of the equipment. Equipment shall be inspected by the authorized person before each use. Additionally, inspections shall be conducted by a competent person other than the user. Inspection criteria for the equipment shall be set by the safety program administrator. Documentation of equipment inspection shall be maintained by the safety program administrator. Inspections shall be conducted in intervals based on the type of use, infrequent, moderate, and severe. If inspections reveal defects, damage, stress, activated warning systems or inadequate maintenance, the equipment shall be permanently removed from service or undergo corrective maintenance through the manufactures authorized service department.

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To put things simply: Ultra-Safe retractables meet this standard!

LIST OF THE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Design and ergonomics
  • Materials and construction
  • Blocking after pre-treatment
    – Blocking in a horizontal position
  • Static load bearing capacity
    – Static load bearing capacity for horizontal applications
  • Dynamic performance
    – Dynamic performance for horizontal applications
    – Dynamic load bearing capacity for horizontal applications
  • • Optional requirement in respect to fatigue strength
  • • Corrosion resistance
  • • Identification and information

MATERIAL:

Housing: hard plastic nylon/aluminum
Drum: nylon/aluminum
Internal Components: steel/aluminum
Lifeline: 3/4”-1” Dyneema® or 3/16” galvanized cable
Internal Shock Absorbing Mechanism: disk brake

MAXIMUM ARREST FORCE: 900 lbs
ARREST DISTANCE: 54” Max

DIAGRAM SHOWING A DYNAMIC TEST PROCEDURE:

MEETS OSHA & ANSI Z359.14-2014 CLASS B (SLE)

Approved for SHARP LEADING EDGE and foot level drops. 3rd party certified by an ISO 17025 accredited test laboratory. Lengths up to 110’. Approved for below foot level drops such as catenary lines. Up to 78” free fall

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NEW PRODUCT: M2-HPSY8Y
Web Retractable Y-Lanyards with Yoke Swivel Top and 3600 lb Gate Hooks

Webbing. Length – 8’ Web Retractable Y-Lanyards with Yoke Swivel Top and 3600 lb Aluminum Gate Hooks. New improved swivel yoke for extra comfort. Also includes new 24” wear sleeves for added protection against web abrasion or snagging.

LIGHTEST PERSONAL (SLE) in the industry!

M2-HPSY8YCT
Web Retractable Y-Lanyards with Yoke Swivel Top

Same as above, but with large 2 1/4” throat steel hooks. Web Retractable Y-Lanyards with New improved swivel yoke for extra comfort. Also includes new 24” wear sleeves for added protection against web abrasion or snagging.

M2-HPSY8YCT
Web Retractable Y-Lanyards with Yoke Swivel Top

Same as above, but with large 2 1/4” throat steel hooks. Web Retractable Y-Lanyards with New improved swivel yoke for extra comfort. Also includes new 24” wear sleeves for added protection against web abrasion or snagging.

NEW PRODUCT: M2-HPSY8YABB
Yoke Swivel Top w/ Aluminum Choke-Back Hooks

Our most innovative combination yet, eliminating the need for carrying cross arm straps, reducing the odds of lower level contact. This 3,600 lb gate can be opened with one hand operation. Also includes new improved swivel yoke for extra comfort. Light weight… lightest on the market.

Meets ANSI 2359.14-2014 Sharp Leading Edge Class (SLE). NOTE: MM-HNY8Y, M2-HPSY8Y units, US-HN8, US-HPS8,
US-HPS11, US-HN10, and US-HN15 max arrest force 900lbs. These only have a 24” pullout, but are all (SLE).
* Great for lower level contact issues.*Only one on the market today that can do this.

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Hold the rear”D” ring plate and pull the D-ring to create a loop.

Place the special swivel assembly under the D-ring and push the locking pin behind the webbing loops.

Press the locking pin and tighten by turning clockwise, until the ball engages with a “click”.

Pull the bottom webbing shoulder straps back through the swivel assembly first.

Now pull the top webbing shoulder back through the swivel assembly.

The shoulder straps should now be tight in the swivel assembly and the device will sit correctly.

The device is attached over the D-ring, to give optimum access to the D-ring in a rescue scenario.

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NEW! MINI-MAG FOR HOT WORK

NEW PRODUCT: MM-HNY8Y
3/16” Cable. Length – 8’

Wire Retractable Y-Lanyards with Yoke Top and Swivel and 3600 lb Gate Hooks.

NEW PRODUCT: MM-HNY8YCAS
3/16” Cable. Length – 8’

Wire Retractable Y-Lanyards with Yoke Top and Swivel and large aluminum swivel hooks.

Meets ANSI 2359.14-2014 Sharp Leading Edge Class (SLE). NOTE: MM-HNY8Y, M2-HPSY8Y units, US-HN8, US-HPS8,
US-HPS11, US-HN10, and US-HN15 max arrest force 900lbs. These only have a 24” pullout, but are all (SLE).
* Great for lower level contact issues.*Only one on the market today that can do this.

Note: Approved for sharp leading edge and foot level drops. Ultra-Safe Retractables do not require
annual factory recertification. All retractables have 3600 lb gates.

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Meets ANSI Z359.14-2014 Class B
Sharp Leading Edge (SLE)
(Up to 110’

Web Retractable Lanyards with Swivel Top and Carabiner with 3600 lb Gate Hook

US-HPS8** 3/4” webbing. Length – 8’ NEW: MINI-MAG
US-HPS8CT** 3/4” webbing & Large Steel Hook. Length – 8’
US-HPS8CA** 3/4” webbing & Large Aluminum Hook. Length – 8’
US-HPS11** 1” webbing. Length – 11’
US-HPS20 1” webbing. Length – 20’
US-HPS30 1” webbing. Length – 30’
US-HPS40 1” webbing. Length – 40’

Cable Retractable Lanyards with 3600 lb Gates Top and Bottom

US-HN8** 3/16” cable. Length – 8′ NEW: MINI-MAG
US-HN10** 3/16” cable. Length – 10′
US-HN15** 3/16” cable. Length – 15’
US-HN20 3/16” cable. Length – 20’
US-HN30 3/16” cable. Length – 30’
US-HN40 3/16” cable. Length – 40’
US-HN60 3/16” cable. Length – 60’
US-HN80 3/16” cable. Length – 80’

Cable Retractable Lanyards with Metal Bale with 3600 lb Gate Hook

US-H110 3/16” cable. Length – 110’
US-H150 3/16” cable. Length – 150’
US-H210 3/16” cable. Length – 210’

Retrieval/Retractable Lifelines with 3600 lb Gate Hook

US-HRA65 3/16” galvanized cable. Length – 65’
US-HRA110 3/16” galvanized cable. Length – 110’
US-HRA150 3/16” galvanized cable. Length – 150’
US-HMH100 Personnel and Material winch 660 lbs. SWL Length 100’

**Meets ANSI 2359.14-2014 Sharp Leading Edge Class (SLE).
NOTE: MM-HNY8Y, M2-HPSY8Y units, US-HN8, US-HPS8, US-HPS11, US-HN10, and US-HN15 max arrest force 900lbs. These only have a 24” pullout, but are all (SLE). Great for lower level contact issues.

Note: Approved for sharp leading edge and foot level drops. Retrieval/Retractable. Items shown in confined entry system sold separately.

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MODEL: M2-HPSY8Y, M2-HPSY8YCA, M2-HPSY8YCT, M2-HPSY8YABB

DESCRIPTION: 100% TIE-OFF SAFETY RETRACTABLE LANYARD ASSEMBLY FOR HOT WORK

MATERIAL:

  • Housing: aluminum
  • Drum: nylon/aluminum
  • Internal components: steel/aluminum
  • Lifeline: 3/4” Dyneema
  • Internal shock absorbing mechanism: disk brake

ARREST DISTANCE: 24” Max

Unit Worn Properly – Front

Unit Worn Properly – Front

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

SAFETY INFORMATION

1. Fall arresters according to EN 360:2002, CSA Z259.2.2, ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007, Z359.14-2014 constitute personal protective equipment (PPE) for the purposes of protection against falls. In combination with a full body harness according to EN 361:2002, CSA Z259.10-06, ANSI/SSE Z359.1- 2007, this system serves to protect persons working at heights where a falling hazard exists (e.g. roofs, scaffoldings, ladders and shafts). Only use the device as intended.

2. Failure to observe these instruction and the safety information before use, can lead to fatal injuries 2 . In case of a fall, ensure that the person is not left hanging for longer than 15 minutes (danger of shock).

3. For use with the fall arresters only full body harnesses according to EN 361:2002, CSA Z259.10- 06, ANSI/SSE Z359.1-2007 are approved (other harnesses are not permitted). 1

4. One piece of equipment can only be used to protect one person at a time, but can be used by several persons one after the other. A rescue plan that considers all potential incidents which may occur during work has to be available.

5. A sufficiently strong, suitable fastening point corresponding to the national regulations with a min. load bearing capacity of 9 kN (North America 22.2 kN) must be chosen for the device. The fastening is done with snap hooks according to EN362:2004 / CSA Z259.12-01 / ANSI/ASSE Z359.12- 2009 or sling according to EN 795, whereby the sling is pulled through the bracket of the device and closed with a secured snap hook . 3 In case of devices with rotatable swivel eye hanging, the snap hook is connected to the anchorage point and rotatable swivel eye. For use of the fall arrester on a type C / class C anchor device according to EN 795/ (only if approved for shared use) with a vertically flexible anchor line, the excursion of the anchor device has to be considered when determining the required clearance underneath the person using the device. The information provided in the instructions for use of the anchor device has to be observed in this context.

6. If possible, the device should be positioned vertically above the head of the person to be secured in order to prevent any swinging movement during the fall. The suspension of the device has to ensure adaptation to any potential cable / webbing deviations. After attaching the device to the anchor point, the end of the expandable lanyard (snap hook) has to be fastened to the D-ring of the full body harnesses. Connectors which are not self-locking (snap hooks) have to be screwed together using the retention nut 4 .

7. After attaching the fall arrester to a suitable anchor point (according to EN795 / DGUV R 112-198 / ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007) and connecting the connector (snap hook) to the D-ring of the full body harness (according to EN361:2002 / CSA Z259.10 / ANSI / ASSE Z359.1-2007) worn by the worker, the personal protection of the worker is ensured.

8. A visual inspection of the device and a check of the readability of the product labeling is required before each use.

9. In addition, a functional test is required prior to each instance of use. This is done by pulling out the cable / webbing or by applying a weight of at least 15kg. In both cases the drum brake has to engage 5.

10. Fall arresters shall not be used to secure persons above bulk material or substances which would allow a person to sink in 6.

11. If a device has been damaged and / or has sustained wear due to a fall (tripped fall indicator! (6a + 6b + 6c) or if any doubt exists about to the safe condition of the device it must to be withdrawn from use immediately. It may only return to use following inspection and written approval by a competent person or the manufacturer.

12. Depending on the use but every twelve months as a minimum fall arresters have to be inspected by the manufacturer or by persons trained and authorized by the manufacturer. This inspections has to be documented in the supplied log book. Effectiveness and durability of the fall arrester depend on regular inspections.

13. If the thread breaks or the cable / webbing is bent or roughened the fall arrester has to be sent to the overhaul workshop. The cable / webbing has to be replaced there 7.

14. DGUV R 112-198 (Use of personal protective equipment against falls) and DGUV R 112-199 (Rescue from heights and depths with personal protective equipment) as well as DGUV Information 212-870 (Full body harnesses and lanyards for belts for work positioning) has to be observed.

15. The clearance below the feet of the person using the device has to be at least 2.0m if the device is attached above the person using the device.

16. The IKAR fall arrester can be used in conformity with EN 360:2002, CSA Z259.2.2-98, ANSI/ASSE Z359.1-2007, Z359.14-2014 within a temperature range between -40°C (-22°F) and +50°C (+122°F) 8.

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17. The max. working load of the person to be secured is 300 lbs ANSI or 400 lbs OSHA .

18. Fall arresters have to be protected against the impact of welding flames and sparks, fire, acidic substances, alkaline substances and alike.

19. Do not apply any modifications or repairs to the fall arrester . Repairs may only be carried out by the manufacturer or persons trained and authorized by the manufacturer.

20. Fall arresters may only be used by persons who have been trained accordingly or have been instructed by a competent person. The person using the device shall not have any physical or health impairments. (Alcohol, drug or medication abuse, cardiovascular problems)

21. The service life of the fall arrester has to be determined during each annual inspection; depending on wear, it is approx. 10 years.

22. The fall arresters of types HPS / HN / H which are equipped with a hook clamp swivel mounting should be attached to the anchor points in such a way that no transverse or bending load can impact the hook clamp swivel mounting. This is of particular importance in case of a fall.

23. The fall arresting devices up to HPS 11 can also be equipped with a special swivel (SW-type).

24. The suitability for use of a fall arrester with horizontal fall protection in conformity with the current standards should be verified by suitable tests on the complete system.

Setback distance required for horizontal
use according to ANSI/ASSE Z359.14-2014

Type Setback Distance
US-HPS8 12 Inches
M2-HPSY8Y 12 Inches
US-HN8 16 Inches
US-HN10 16 Inches
US-HPS11 16 Inches
US-HN15 16 Inches
US-HPS20 16 Inches
US-HN15 20 Inches
US-HN20 20 Inches
US-HN30 20 Inches
US-HPS40 30 Inches
US-HN60 30 Inches
US-HN80 30 Inches
US-H110 30 Inches
  1. Serial Number
  2. Cable/Webbing Length
  3. Product Type
  4. Product
  5. Standard
  6. Date of Next Inspection
  7. Read the Instruction Manual
  8. Date of Manufacture
  9. Manufacturer
  10. (SLE) Sharp Leading Edge
  11. Approved for  Foot Level Drops

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Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices ANSI Z359.14-2014

A new ANSI standard for self retracting devices (SRD’s) is in effect. This new standard supersedes the requirements for SRD’s (including SRL’s with and without retrieval) found in ANSI Z359.1 and Z359.4.

The new standard addresses advancements in the design of SRD’s, including those retracting devices used in sharp leading edge applications where the line may contact a sharp edge, plus updates in testing criteria, product performance, device classifications and inspections.

Which products are affected by the new Standard?

The standard applies to all types of self retracting devices (SRD’s). This includes the traditional self retracting lifelines (SRL’s) plus SRL’s with retrieval (SRL-R’s) and SRL’s that are rated for sharp leading edge applications (SRL-LE’s).

Important Sections in the New Standard

The important sections of the standard which are new or different than the past SRD information found in ANSI Z359.1 and Z359.4 include the following:

Self Retracting Device Classifications

  • Devices are classified according to dynamic performance. Most devices will be grouped in Class B. The arrest distance is the total vertical distance required to arrest a fall, including the deceleration distance and the activation distance. This affects the required clearance for a retractable unit.
  • Class A= Maximum arrest distance of 24 inches. Average arresting force not to exceed 1350 lbs. Not approved for foot level drops or sharp leading edge work.
  • Class B= Maximum arrest distance of 54 inches. Average arresting force not to exceed 900 lbs. Not approved for foot level drops or edge work.

Sharp Leading Edge Class B (SLE)

  • For the first time, a sharp leading edge test for SRL’s is included in the standard. Specific test criteria must be met in order for devices to be labeled for sharp leading edge work (where the lifeline can come in contact with a sharp edge during fall arrest).

Approved for SHARP LEADING EDGE and foot level drops. 3rd party certified by an ISO 17025 accredited test laboratory. Lengths up to 110’. Meets OSHA & ANSI Z359.14-2014 Class B (SLE).

Note: All Ultra-Safe Retractables (web and wire) are approved for below foot level drops such as catenary lines and sharp leading edge work up to 78” free fall.

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