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Reliance Fall Protection

Competent Distributor Sales Professional Course



    • Reliance
    • Fall Protection Marketplace
  • Fall Protection Basics
    • ABCD’s
    • Fall Protection Hierarchy
    • Active Fall Protection
  • Product Categories


Reliance Industries began operations in the year 2001 by patenting a revolutionary new technology for the design of horizontal lifeline systems that allowed the reduction of fall height requirements without increasing end-loadings. These Tuned-Cable™ horizontal lifelines are one of those “it can’t be done” innovations that suddenly seem simple once you understand how they work. The lifelines were followed by unique anchorages, the concrete embed system with remote connection, beam clamps and trolleys, and other engineered products.

Reliance offers a comprehensive full-line catalog (shown here) that includes complete information on our products, services, and general fall protection concepts and practices.





Facilities Overview

  • Deer Park, TX
    • Corporate Headquarters
    • Soft Goods Manufacturing
    • Product Assembly
    • ISO 17025 Accredited Testing Facility
    • Fall Protection Training Center
  • Denver, CO
    • Engineering & Product Development
    • Hard Goods Manufacturing

Testing Facilities and Capabilities

  • ISO 17025 accredited testing laboratory.
  • Indoor and outdoor capabilities
  • ANSI compliant and certified test towers
  • Certified equipment to perform dynamic and static tests necessary for all applicable standards compliance
  • Quantified test results readily available
  • Products are tested not only to meet standards, but to reach far beyond their scope in creating “Higher Standards”
  • Tensile testing up to 20,000 lbs. (88.8 kN)
  • Drop towers that capture data via Dasylab™ software, which translates the results to spread sheets and graphs
  • Analysis of areas where efficiencies may be gained and incorporated into product designs

Testing Facilities and Capabilities

Reliance Testing Laboratory is pleased to announcethat it has received its ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation through ACLASS.

ISO 17025 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the main ISO standard used by testing and calibration laboratories. Laboratories use ISO/IEC 17025 to implement a quality system aimed at improving their ability to consistently produce valid results.


Training Facilities and Capabilities

  • Our state-of-the-art Training facilities teach students :
  • Increased awareness about the hazards of falling from heights
  • The ability to identify fall protection hazards
  • An understanding of the risks of at-height work
  • How to develop inspection procedures & programs
  • How to implement procedures to mitigate fall protection hazardsReliance also offers :
  • A monthly training program for Competent Inspectors of Fall Protection Equipment
  • Quarterly courses for Fall Protection Competent Persons
  • Coming soon – online training capabilities


Reliance has developed several truly innovative fall protection concepts that have helped establish higher standards for Fall Protection. Among them are :

T.E.S.T.S. : Tool & Equipment Safety Tether System

This unique system provides the ultimate in protection for dropped-tool hazards. Shock absorbing lanyards are attached to tools via a proprietary anchoring system. Dropped tools cease to be a hazard to persons or equipment below, and costly damage to dropped tools and equipment is eliminated.

15-50 lb. Lanyard

Tool Anchor Ring

0 - 15lb. Lanyard

  • Available in a variety of load capacities - almost any hand tool can be fitted
  • Proprietary energy absorber can accommodate tools weighing up to 50 lbs (22.6kg) for added safety
  • Anchor loop available for tools with built-in anchor slot for quick application
  • Field installable anchors available for tools that will not accommodate lanyard spring hooks
  • Multiple anchor rings can be installed on one tool for added safety
  • Patent Pending anchor banding and fasteners available in bulk quantities for large tool rooms


Tuned Cable® HLL Technology

Concrete Embed Anchor System

Tuned Cable systems provide :• Free spans up to 200’

• Lower end loads

• Multiple end anchor choices

• Stanchion variety

• Reduced line tension & limited

fall distances

• Receiver is cast into place with a

10,000 lb anchor strength

• Ties into rebar to increase

strength in green concrete

• Numerous inexpensive receivers • Remote connect/disconnect, up

to 20’ overhead

Tattletale™ Webbing

Steelhead™ Snaphook

TattleTale™ web is inspectable web. It has a colored inner core which becomes exposed when the web becomes damaged by cuts or abrasion. Color that shows through “tells” the user that the equipment needs inspection, and where to look.

• 100% proof-loaded to 3,600 lbs.

• Patented FanGate™ design

prevents webbing and hardware

from being trapped behind gate

• Prevents gate loading, guards

against potential rollout/burstout

• Design of the hook body makes

false engagement impossible.


Fall Protection Marketplace

Little Comprehensive data on the size and composition of the market exists. Frost & Sullivan has published annual reports which contain a lot of good information. However, these reports tend to under-estimate the size and volatility of the market and they consistently misidentify or ignore key players in the market.


Total US Fall Protection Market estimated at ≈ $624 million per annum. This figure includes installed systems, but not all passive fall protection (i.e. guard rails and nets).

With all passive measures taken into account, the market exceeds $1 Billion per year, and is growing.


Where does Reliance fit in the current market place?

  • Reliance is a small manufacturer, but we are the only small to medium sized maker with full-line capability.
  • Reliance is the only maker in North America with its own fabrication facilities.
  • Reliance is less reliant on open-market components and is one of only two US manufacturers to develop its own proprietary, patented connectors.
  • Reliance has a commanding market-share in CFPS considering its small size (6%).
  • Reliance is poised for growth and has increased manufacturing head-count in order to facilitate expansion of the line and to provide a higher level of service to its distributor partners.
  • Reliance is one of only three manufacturers that operates an ISO 17025 Fall Protection Laboratory for self-certification with witness.
  • In terms of size, Reliance is a third-tier player, but with strong first to second tier capabilities.

Capital Safety (DBI-Sala/Protecta), Honeywell (Miller/Titan), MSA

Guaridan, FallTech, 3M

Reliance, Web Devices, Elk River, Ultrasafe, Web Devices

Bashlin, Buckingham, Klein, Gemtor, Webb Rite, Etc.


A system must always include a full body harness and connecting means between the harness and an anchorage or anchorage connector. Such connecting means may consist of a lanyard, energy absorber, fall arrester, lifeline, self-retracting, lanyard or suitable combinations of these components.


A= Anchorage

B= Body Support

C= Connector

D= Deceleration Device


Anchorage- The terminating component of a fall protection system or rescue system that is intended to support any forces applied to the system.

Care must be taken to distinguish between an anchorage and an anchorage connector as those terms are commonly used interchangeably.

An anchorage is typically a fixed structural member required for the stability and other purposes of the structure itself. Examples include a beam, girder, column or floor.

An anchorage connector, on the other hand, is a component that provides an interface to which the fall protection or rescue subsystem may be attached when the anchorage itself does not have a compatible connection point.


Body Support- An assembly of webbing arranged to support the human body for fall protection purposes, including during and after fall arrest.

The term “body support” is generally used to refer to a full body harness, chest harness, chest/waist harness, or a body belt. It generally includes adjustable means for fastening it about the body and attachment points suitable for fall protection applications.


Deceleration Device- A component of a personal fall arrest system designed to limit the maximum arresting force(MAF) on the person and anchor point.

  • Types of Deceleration Devices:
  • Shock Absorbing Lanyard
  • Self Retracting Lanyard
  • Vertical Fall Arrester
hierarchy of controls
Hierarchy of Controls
  • Remove the fall hazard through redesign
  • Implementation of a passive fall protection measure
  • Implementation of a personal fall protection system

Elimination or Substitution: Removal of the fall hazard.

Passive Fall Protection: Isolation of the hazard from workers.

Fall Restraint: Connection of the worker to an anchorage, preventing the worker from reaching the fall hazard.

Fall Arrest: Connection of the worker to a system designed to stop a fall after it has begun.

Administrative Controls: Work practices or procedures designed to warn a worker before he or she approaches a fall hazard.

remove the hazard
Remove the Hazard

Example A:

A rolling crane type structure constructed in a building providing safe access to all structural and mechanical parts of the structure.

Example B:

Integrated means by which equipment can be lowered to the ground for maintenance instead of the worker going up to the level of the equipment.


(Passive systems don't require the worker to do or wear anything extra.They work all of the time and in all conditions once they are installed.

Implementation of a Passive Fall Protection Measure

  • Guardrails - Guardrails will keep the worker on an elevated surface.
  • Stairways - Stairs provide a protected means of ascending and descending form heights.
  • Platforms - A platform is an elevated secured surface that usually incorporates guardrails in order to eliminate fall hazards.

The 3rd group would be a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS). The difference between a personal fall protection system and a personal fall arrest system is the arrester. The PFAS has an arrester that reduces the total impact force on your body resulting from a fall. The arrester may be a shock absorbing lanyard or it may be incorporated into a mechanical device like a self-retracting lanyard.

what is your application
What is your application?

Work Suspension

Rescue Retrieval

Fall Arrest


Work Positioning



Fall Arrest Systems or Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS), are those that are intended to arrest the fall of an authorized person in the event that they lose their purchase while working at height. Personal Fall Arrest Systems typically consist of:

  • Anchorage (The structural element to which the user is attached, typically coupled with some form of anchorage connector)
  • Bodywear (Full Body Harness consisting of straps which fully captivate the user’s torso)
  • Connecting Device (An element that connects the user to the anchorage/anchorage connector)
  • Deceleration Device (An element that reduces the arresting force in an effort to protect both the user and the structural integrity of the anchorage – The connecting device and deceleration device are commonly one in the same, i.e. shock-absorbing lanyards or self-retracting lifelines)
  • Anchorage, Bodywear, Connecting/Deceleration Devices are commonly referred to as the ABCD’s of Fall Arrest. Each of these four components are available in a wide variety of types and configurations, each of which is designed to mitigate specific hazards or to support specific work process.

Restraint or Travel Restriction Systems are those which secure the authorized person to an anchorage using a lanyard short enough to prevent the user’s center of gravity from reaching the fall hazard.

As with Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Restraint Systems include an Anchorage/Anchorage Connector, Bodywear (Full Body Harness, preferrably) and a Connecting Device. Typical connecting devices for Restraint applications are lanyards of fixed or adjustable length having a snap hook for attachment to the back D-ring of the user’s Full Body Harness as well as a hook on the opposite end for connection to the anchorage.

When properly rigged, the user will be unable to reach the fall hazard, and is therefore restrained – making a fall physically impossible.


Work Positioning Systems are those that are configured to allow an authorized person to be supported on an elevated vertical or inclined surface so as to enable them to work with both hands free from body support.

  • A properly configured Work Positioning System is comprised of:
  • Anchorage/Anchorage Connector located at or near the user’s waist.
  • Full Body Harness including attachment points at the hip or waist – Typically a pair of D-rings, one located on each side of the body.
  • Connecting Device – A positioning lanyard, preferably in a “V” configuration, having snap hooks at the ends to affix to the hip/waist D-rings and a third hook in the center to attach to the anchorage.
  • Back-up Personal Fall Arrest System consisting of a shock-absorbing lanyard or SRL attached to the user’s back D-ring and secured to a second independent anchorage.

Climbing Systems are those which allow the user to ascend and descend a structure (usually a fixed ladder) while maintaining at least three points of contact at all times while being simultaneously tied off to a vertical lifeline, cable, rail or track affixed to the structure.

  • A properly Configured Climbing System will include:
  • Vertical linear anchorage (VLL, rail, track or cable)
  • Full Body Harness with front or sternal D-ring
  • Fall Arrestor with connector

Work Suspension Systems are those which support 100% of the user’s body weight (including equipment) for the purpose of accessing a work location.

  • A properly configured Work Suspension System will include:
  • Primary Anchorage/Anchorage Connector which supports the suspended user.
  • Suspension Line (Connects the user to primary anchorage and supports the weight of the user and their equipment)
  • Full Body Harness
  • Seat Board or Suspension Seat (Bears the user and/or the user’s equipment and is secured to the suspension line – the seat may or may not be integral to the user’s Full Body Harness)
  • Back-up Personal Fall Arrest System attached to a second independent anchorage.

Full Line Product Overview

Full Body



& Carabiners

Shock Absorbing




Self Retracting






Confined Space

& Rescue

Guardrails &

Overhead Rails


Lifeline Systems


Full Body Harnesses

“A” Series

  • Competitive Position
  • Un-belted FBH’s with mid-grade quality and construction
  • Fits just below DBI Delta and Miller Duraflex based on perception and price
  • List price from $64.88 - $231.05 for Nomex versions
  • DBI Delta list prices start at over $100
  • Protecta Pro list prices start at $45.50
  • Tattletale™ webbing
  • Impact load indicators
  • Bar-coded individual serial numbers
  • Indelible serial number in back plaque
  • “Floating” thigh stitching
  • Improved geometry brings buckles to front of thigh
  • Angled stitching for “tailored”  sub-pelvic fit
  • Extra large back pad eliminates ‘D-ring droop’
  • No elastic webbing
  • Heat-set labels
  • Corrosion resistant  grommets
  • Extra thick woven (not sewn) seat & leg webbing for added durability

What’s the Difference between our “cheap harness” and those offered by our competitors?

“The industry standard construction & industrial

Full Body Harness”


Ironman Series

  • Tattletale™ webbing
  • Impact load indicators
  • Bar-coded individual serial numbers
  • Indelible serial number in back plaque
  • Removable back support/tool belt, shoulder padding
  • Reliance Quick-Adjust™ torso adjustment buckles
  • Slotted positive engaging chest buckle
  • “Floating” thigh stitching
  • Improved geometry brings buckles to front of thigh
  • Angled stitching for “tailored”  sub pelvic fit
  • Extra large back pad eliminates ‘D-ring droop’
  • No elastic webbing
  • Heat-set labels
  • Corrosion resistant  grommets
  • Extra thick woven (not sewn) seat webbing for added durability
  • Competitive Position
  • Belted FBH’s with mid-grade quality and construction
  • Fits just below DBI Delta and Miller Duraflex based on perception and price
  • List price from $132.00 - $305.00 for specialty types
  • DBI Delta list prices start at over $175
  • Protecta Pro list prices start at $80.00

“Designed for

hard work”


Choosing the Right Full Body Harness

Fall Arrest

Must have a back D-ring

Must have a back D-ring


Must have hip/side

D-rings + Back D-ring for B/U Fall Arrest

1. What is the harness for?

Work Positioning


Must have a front/sternal D-ring

Must have Suspension Seat/Bosun’s Chair + Back D-ring for B/U Fall Arrest

Work Suspension


Choosing the Right Full Body Harness

  • Construction/General Industry
  • Few , if any special conditions
  • Standard Polyester Webbing and Metallic hardware get the job done.
  • Harsh Applications or Environments
  • Extreme filth, contaminants, chemicals
  • Polyurethane coated polyester mitigates many/most harsh application issues

2. Are there special conditions?

  • Extreme Heat
  • Exposure to heat – applications where FRC’s may be required
  • Nomex/Kevlar webbing is available
  • Arc/Flash Exposure
  • Potential exposure to Arc/Flash events primarily in utility and power transmission
  • Nomex/Kevlar Webbing is available along with insulated hardware to mitigate the event


“A” Series is the Reliance Price Option for Budget-conscious users


Ironman is the series with the most options, flexibility and durability – it is the work-horse of the line.


Ironman Lite offers the flexibility of the Ironman line with reduced weight for increased productivity

3. Is there a concern regarding user factors?

Premium Features

Comfort Shield will be the flagship of the line offering lighter weight, improved padding and preferred features.

Price, Price, Price

We are not the cheapest – customers that want a cheap import don’t want Reliance!


Full Body Harness Accessories

See catalog for additional items

Tool Pouches

& Carry Bags

Shoulder, Back, and Leg Comfort Padding

Positioning Belts & Tool Belts

Tool Lanyards



Snaphooks & Carabiners

Alloy Steel Forged Bodies





Gate ‘Wings’

Protect Rivets



  • Reliance leads the way in snaphook design, development, production, and implementation
  • Design and manufacture our own snaphooks and carabiners
  • Have exceeded the new ANSI requirements for a 3,600 lb. (16kN)gate for over six years
  • All Reliance snaphooks are 100% proof-loaded to 3,600 lbs. and incorporate our patented FanGate™ design
  • All Reliance hooks are designed to anticipate and mitigate deadly transverse loads.
  • FanGate™ design ensures proper axial loading and prevents webbing and hardware from being trapped behind the gate
  • Design prevents gate loading, and guards against potential rollout or burstout
  • Dimensional design of the hook body makes false engagement impossible
  • All Reliance snaphooks meet the new ANSI standard
  • 3/4" to 2-1/4" opening snaphooks
  • .8" to 2" opening carabiners

Shock Absorbing Lanyards




  • Industry standard in single-leg shock absorbers
  • Made from ‘Tattletale™’ webbing
  • Comply with stringent ANSI standards
  • Available with a variety of hooks for use in all types of environments
  • Two complete independent shock absorber assemblies inside the same shock pack
  • FatPack™ lanyards are able to absorb a “second” impact, reducing the possibility and severity of injury
  • Regulates the arresting force depending on the height of fall
  • Arrest falls in both “Force Level 1” (6’ free-fall) and “Force Level 2” (12’ free fall) conditions
  • Eliminates the need for 2 styles of shock-absorbing lanyards



  • Designed for use by persons with a total body & tool weight greater than 310 lbs
  • Maximum Arresting Force (MAF) will not exceed 1800 lbs
  • Lanyard elongation won’t exceed 42”
  • Adheres to requirements for equipment designed for users with a total body and tool weight of less than 310 lbs
  • “Tuned” to greatly reduce deceleration distance in the event of a fall
  • Designed for use in areas where clearance to the next lower level is less than 14’
  • Maximum Arresting Force (MAF) will not exceed 1800 lbs

Positioning and Restraint Devices

Rebar Chain Assembly

  • Ideal for all types of work positioning and fall restraint applications
  • Effectively limit a worker’s exposure to potential fall hazards
  • Each includes durable, easy opening hardware and is designed to perform in the toughest of environments.

Restraint Lanyard

Adjustable Length Restraint Lanyard


Skyloc™ Self Retracting Lifelines

  • Lightweight thermoplastic case
  • Two fast and positive cam-driven locking pawls
  • Available with cable or polyester web
  • Forged steel Pelican hook
  • Heavy-duty zinc plated full steel case
  • Three cam-driven locking pawls
  • Brass and stainless-steel brake
  • Galvanized or Stainless aircraft cable
  • Forged steel Pelican hook with load indicating swivel
  • Stainless Steel Self Retracting Lifeline
  • Up to 130’ stainless steel wire rope
  • Stainless steel swivel snaphook
  • Stainless steel Power retraction spring
  • Three cam driven locking pawls
  • 303 stainless steel SRL housing
  • Manufactured entirely of non-corrosive metals and composites
  • 7’ – 10’ working length
  • External shock pack for added security
  • Light weight and durable
  • Dyneema webbing
  • Pelican, Rebar, or Tie-Back hook
  • Use individually or twin
  • New Tie-Back versions available
  • Meets applicable OSHA & ANSI Z359.01(07) Standards

Back Mount Self Retracting Lifelines


Miller Turbo T-Bak™

Reliance Stoplite™

Web Devices Predator™

Guardian Double Blow Blocker™

3M Reload™


Back-Mount SRL’s (i.e. “fall limiters” or compact SRL’s) vs. Energy Absorbing Lanyards

  • Pros
  • When used correctly, can reduce fall distance
  • When used correctly, can reduce arrest forces
  • Generally reduce tripping hazards
  • Often increase accessible work areas compared to EAL’s
  • Cons
  • Most often, are not used correctly
  • Increased cost
  • Increased complexity with greater inspection/maintenance consideration
  • Increased weight can reduce comfort and productivity
  • Longer lengths pose a greater swing fall hazard
  • Many, if not most in the market, are not up to the task

10 – 20 Ft. Self Retracting Lifelines

Miller Falcon™


DBI Ultra-Lok™

Reliance Skyloc™

Web Devices Predator™

Guardian Edge Series™

Fall Tech Duratech™

3M Reload™


30 – 60 Ft. Self Retracting Lifelines

Reliance Skyloc™

Miller Falcon™ and Mighty Lite™


DBI Ultra-Lok™

Guardian Edge Series™ and Aardvark™

Fall Tech Duratech™ and Contractor™

Web Devices

3M Reload™


75 – 100+ Ft. Self Retracting Lifelines

Miller Mighty Lite™

Reliance Skyloc™

DBI Sealed-Blok™


DBI Ultra-Lok™

85 ft. Max

85 ft. Max

175 ft. Max

100 ft. Max

175 ft. Max

3M Sealed Reload™

Web Devices

Guardian Aardvark™

Fall Tech Duratech™

195 ft. Max

85 ft. Max

130 ft. Max

200 ft. Max


SRL’s are among the most convoluted classes of product in fall protection. Generally speaking, when comparing competitive items, you are not looking at apple to apple comparisons.

It is important to understand which units are the real thing and which ones are not. It is also important to understand the end-user, their needs, work-process and potential fall hazards in order to recommend the correct products and to steer them away from the wrong ones.

The SRL market has been further compounded by the introduction of the new ANSI Z359.14 standards which changed the classifications and performance requirements. To make matters worse, the Z359.14 standard is under revision right now and was recently balloted.

Reliance has not fully conformed to the new standard yet due to the fact that the standard was in flux. It is important to note, however, that the Reliance line of SRL’s will meet all of the requirements of Z359.14 in spite of the fact we have not yet made a big push on publicizing the standard.


Z359.14 Classifications of SRL’s

  • Self-Retracting Devices (SRD’s): Any retractable fall arrest lanyard designed to arrest a fall and limit the forces on the user/system.
  • Self-Retracting Lanyard (SRL): Traditional straight up and down fall arrest unit
  • Self-Retracting Lanyard, Leading Edge (SRL-LE): SRL’s designed to mitigate risks associated with falling over a leading edge – these units will have a supplementary energy absorber adjacent to the attachment-end hook or carabiner.
  • Self Retracting Lanyard, Rescue (SRL-R): SRL’s typically used for confined space entry which have an integrated winch or hoist in order to raise or lower the user in the event of a fall or incapacitation. Some units come with integrated descenders but are outside the scope of this standard.

Z359.14 Classifications of SRL’s

  • Within each of the three classifications (SRL, SRL-LE and SRL-R) there are two classes of product:
  • Class A: Designed to arrest a fall with a maximum deceleration distance of 24” and MAF of 1800 lbs with an AAF of 1350 lbs.
  • Class B: Designed to arrest a fall with a maximum deceleration distance of 54” and MAF of 180 lbs with an AAF of 900lbs.
  • Class A and B designations do not apply to SRL-LE’s!!
  • Compact or back-worn SRL’s (“fall-limiters”) are not defined in this standard, nor are there any tests designed to simulate their use!

Vertical Systems

Cable Grab System

Rope Grab System

  • Locking cable grab for use on 3/8” (10mm) cable
  • Removable and installable from any point on the
  • No pins to get lost or damaged
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Includes carabiner
  • Automatic fall-arrestors locks itself immediately on the vertical lifeline if a fall occurs
  • “Hands Free” operation on weighted vertical safety line
  • Moves freely along 5/8” rope on brass rollers

Vertical Rope Lifelines

  • Made from a combination fiber rope with a firm lay, excellent wear and a high strength to weight ratio
  • Produced with high strength continuous filament polyester surface yarns wrapped over high tenacity Ultra Blue™ Fiber
  • Available in : 25’, 50’, 100’, 150’, 200’, 250’, 300’, & 600’ Rolls
  • Comes with 1 spliced eye with a thimble and carabiner

Anchorage Devices

Adjustable Width Beam Anchors

Adjustable Width Sliding Beam Anchors

  • Combine freedom of movement and dependable fall protection
  • Trails behind the user through attachment of shock absorbing lanyard
  • Simple to install, remove, and size
  • No pins or chains
  • Dual beam grip
  • Replaceable synthetic wear pads
  • Temporary (movable) anchorages designed for use in steel erection
  • Steel bar, aluminum jawed HLL anchor clamp can be used to anchor a horizontal lifeline system, or as an anchor point for a PFAS

Screwjack™ Personal Fall Arrest Anchor Clamps

  • Lightweight adjustable anchor designed to clamp directly to the flanges of various size ‘I’ and ‘W’ style beams
  • Swiveling D-ring allows for a compatible attachment point of a personal fall arrest system (PFAS) for a single user
  • Sliding jaw can be adjusted to the needed width and placed over the beam and then secured in place with the locking detent pin
  • With the screw adjustment feature, the clamp can than be securely attached to vertical or inclined beams to prevent movement

Anchorage Devices

Reusable Concrete Anchor

  • 5,000 lb. (22 kN) anchor point for vertical or overhead/ceiling concrete applications
  • Can be removed and re-installed in a new location
  • Exclusive quick-release button provides for immediate anchor removal
  • Constructed of stainless steel, alloy steel & aluminum
  • Designed for use in cured concrete with a compression strength of at least 3,000 psi (2,685 kPa)
  • Available with wire loop anchor connection

Concrete D-Ring Anchor

  • Temporary or permanent applications
  • Re-usable D-ring assembly
  • Rugged design for harsh environments
  • Safe connection indicator notifies user that anchor has been installed properly
  • Installs into 11/16”, 3⁄4”, or 18mm holes – only standard drill bits needed

Concrete Insert Anchor System

  • Receiver is cast into place, to 10,000 lb. (44.4kN) anchor strength
  • Ties into rebar to provide increased strength in green concrete
  • One ball-lock Connector can be used with numerous inexpensive receivers
  • Remote connect/disconnect, up to 20’ (6.1m) overhead.

Shown here : Metal Decking Insert, Concrete Embed Anchor Ring for permanent installation, Concrete Embed Bypass Ring for HLL's,

Concrete Embed Connector for PFAS or HLL applications, Concrete Embed Receiver for outdoor applications


Anchorage Devices

Lockjaw™ Remote Beam Grip

Bolt-on D-ring

  • Attaches easily to I-Beams using fiberglass pole
  • 10,000 lb. (two-man) anchorage point
  • Aluminum jaws, steel swivel
  • For overhead anchorage use
  • Bolts into two 1/2" diameter drilled holes
  • 5000 lb. anchorage, zinc plated carbon steel

Beam Trolley

6’ Web Anchor Sling

  • Permanent installation on 4” to 16.5” flanges
  • Corrosion resistant wheels
  • Stainless Steel bearings
  • Powder coated aluminum body
  • Water and steam resistant
  • FDA approved for contact with food products
  • 5,000 lb single person fall arrest
  • 9,600 lb web sling
  • 3” and 2” D-rings
  • Available in various lengths

Steel Anchor

Wire Rope Anchors

  • One hand operation
  • Fits wide range of hole diameters
  • 5,000 lb rated anchorage point
  • Drop forged eye bolt
  • 6’ X 1/4” galvanized wire rope with vinyl coating
  • 2” forged cargo O-ring on one end 3/4” Pelican hook on the other
  • Available in multiple lengths
  • Other styles available

Anchorage Devices

Removable Concrete Anchor

  • Works horizontally, vertically, & overhead
  • Reusable
  • Multiple sizes available

Swivel Anchor

  • 5,000 lb capacity
  • 360º rotation, 180º deflection
  • Stainless construction

6512 Vertical Ladder Stanchion

Toggle Lock Anchor

  • Provides secure connection in steel flanges or pre-cast concrete
  • Rated for single user
  • Meets applicable standards
  • Eliminates the need for outdated ladder cages
  • Ladder Stanchion Tube, Rung Clamps, Assembly Hardware, all Zinc plated
  • 6’ Height, 40 lbs
  • Accommodates any SRL size
  • Attached to any OSHA compliant fixed metal ladder

Confined Space & Rescue

See catalog for additional items

Combination SRL / Emergency Retrieval Winch

5-Piece Confined Space

Entry System

  • Designed for use in confined space entry and retrieval scenarios
  • Includes a full-featured SRL
  • May be used as an emergency winch for personnel retrieval
  • 50’ 3/16” Galvanized or Stainless cable
  • Capacity: 310 lbs
  • Can raise and lower
  • Mounting brackets available for most confined space kits and systems
  • Designed for manhole and confined space entry/retrieval and fall arrest applications
  • System breaks down into 5 lightweight aluminum components
  • No tools required for assembly
  • Modular design allows the use of various fixed and portable bases and an optional mast with extensions
  • Multiple winches and/or vertical lifeline systems may be mounted as required

Guardrails & Overhead Rails

KeeGuard® Fall Protection System

Kee Hatch™ Safety Railing System

  • Designed for flat or low slope rooftops
  • Prevents falls, ensures rooftop safety, and does not penetrate the roof membrane
  • Can be used for retrofitting to older buildings as well as for new construction

Ensures Safety and Protect Personnel In and Around Rooftop Hatches

KeeGuard® Contractor

SPANCO® Fall Arrest Track

  • Available with two sizes of steel and two sizes of aluminum track in the standard fall arrest track systems
  • Designed for indoor or outdoor use
  • Low profile design
  • Design enables greater distance between supported points with minimum loss of headroom
  • Available in one or two man systems
  • Systems come in a variety of mounted or freestanding versions

Free Standing, Non-Penetrating

Portable Guardrail System


Horizontal Lifeline Systems

• Looped Rebar

• Nelson Stud

• Structural Steel for Bridge Beams

• Pour-In-Place Concrete Insert

Road & Bridge Systems

• Clamp-On System

• Weld-On System

• Choker Strap System

• Overhead System

• Fireproofed or Box Beam System

Structural Steel Systems

• Bolt-In System

• Commercial Rebar System

• Drop-In Sleeve System

• Rebar Direct-Connect System

• Embedded System

Concrete Systems

• Inverted ‘L’ System

• StrongBack™ System

• Custom Systems

Specialty Systems


Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Road & Bridge

Reliance offers a variety of engineered horizontal lifeline systems that are specifically designed to address the fall protection hazards associated with the construction and maintenance of roadways and bridges. These systems use components that were developed to meet the standard requirements of road and bridge work environments, and have been thoroughly field tested on actual jobsites.

Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems for Road and Bridge work share a common horizontal lifeline system, but use different anchor, stanchion, and other elements specific to the environment in which they are installed.

Standard Road & Bridge Systems :

• Looped Rebar

• Nelson Stud

• Structural Steel for Bridge Beams

• Pour-In-Place Concrete Insert


Miller Skygrip HLL System 120’

  • Stanchion height is 36” therefore does not meet OSHA required 6’ free fall limit when using a 6’ shock absorbing lanyard
  • Requires a bypass stanchion, extra bypass bracket, and 2 shock absorbers
  • Instructions indicate only using Miller SRL’s
  • Different brackets required for tie-back and stanchions resulting in the need for more equipment that is non-universal

6’ Shock Absorbing Lanyard = 20’1”

Miller ONLY SRL = 17’1”

Miller recommends you ADD a 3’ Safety Factor

Fall Clearance Requirements


DBI Securaspan HLL System 120’

  • Stanchion height is 36” therefore does not meet OSHA required 6’ free fall limit when using a 6’ shock absorbing lanyard
  • Requires a bypass stanchion, and 2 shock absorbers when lines are longer than 60’
  • Instructions indicate only using DBI / Protecta SRL’s
  • Different brackets required for tie-back and stanchions resulting in the need for more equipment that is non-universal

6’ Shock Absorbing Lanyard = 20’2”

DBI ONLY SRL = 16’8”

DBI does NOT include a safety factor in this calculation

Fall Clearance Requirements


Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Structural Steel

Structural steel systems are designed for installation on existing structures. Utilizing off the shelf components, most all structures can be accommodated. System height is 5, 6, or 7’ (1.5, 1.8, 2.1m) above the walking surface or can be configured to hang from above.

System stabilization is maintained with tie-back cables or strong back struts when stanchions are utilized. On structures (piperacks) where clamping on the top flange of I- beams is not feasible, under slung clamps may be used.

Standard Structural Steel Systems :

• Clamp-On System

• Weld-On System

• Choker Strap System

• Overhead System

• Fireproofed or Box Beam System


Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Concrete

Construction projects utilizing concrete foundations are among the most common in building sites. Concrete construction projects present a unique set of challenges for fall protection and horizontal lifeline setup and use. Reliance has extensive experience in this area, and offers a variety of systems and solutions for concrete construction projects.

Reliance has invested a great deal in engineering and Research and Development geared towards meeting the needs of our customers. Currently, Reliance offers several off-the-shelf systems which effectively address most concrete construction applications. Since each project has unique challenges, custom

fabrication of brackets and structural

interfaces are available upon request.

Standard Concrete Systems :

• Bolt-In System

• Commercial Rebar System

• Drop-In Sleeve System

• Rebar Direct-Connect System

• Embedded System


Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Systems – Specialty & Custom

With our large selection of off the shelf components, most any structure may be fitted with a permanent or temporary Reliance horizontal lifeline. With the ability to ‘tune’ our lifeline systems, Reliance can accommodate clearance and span geometries that our competitors have difficulty with.

Systems can be custom-built for non-standard applications. Our experience ensures that we can develop a solution for your specific needs.

Specialty Systems :

• Inverted ‘L’ System

• StrongBack™ System

• Custom Systems


Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A

Q : What is a Horizontal Lifeline ?

A : It is a flexible line between two anchor points that provides a safe means for

workers to horizontally traverse an elevated work area.

Q : Why do I need one ?

A : If workers are exposed to fall hazards that cannot be addressed with

passive fall protection systems (guardrails, nets, etc.), and a high degree of

mobility is necessary to perform the work.

Q : Where are Horizontal Lifelines suitable or beneficial over traditional fixed anchor points?

A : In areas where workers need to move freely back and forth between two

points while remaining connected to a personal fall arrest system.


Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A

Q : What are the OSHA regulations for Horizontal Lifelines ?

A : OSHA 1926.502(d)(8) : ‘Criteria for Personal Fall Arrest Systems’ :

‘The free-fall distance is limited to 6 feet. The deceleration distance must not exceed 42 inches; lifeline elongation is not included in deceleration distance; and the total fall distance is unregulated except that the employee cannot make contact with a lower level’.

Q : What does this mean ?

A : It means that if you are working at height and you fall, your fall must be completely arrested before you hit something on a lower level (this may may or may not be the ground). The distance that you fall before before your Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) begins to arrest your fall cannot exceed 6 feet. The distance between activation of the PFAS and total fall arrest cannot exceed 42 inches (in most cases).

Q : What does this REALLY mean ?

A : It means that if you aren’t using a Reliance system, you’re in deep trouble. Reliance is the only manufacturer offering stanchions taller than 42” – which means that we are the only ones restricting free-fall to 6 feet or less. This is critical where HLL’s are concerned, because fall-distance and acceleration are the enemy!


Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A

Q : What if there’s no HLL or anchor overhead, and I have to tie off by my feet ?

A : This will potentially double your free-fall distance, or increase it to an average of about 10 feet. Per OSHA 1926.502(d)(16)(iii), this would only be allowed where an employer cannot provide a more suitable anchorage or other form of fall protection. In a situation where limiting the free fall to 6 feet is infeasible,the employer would be required to limit the free fall to the extent possible and to ensure that the arresting force would not exceed 1,800 pounds (see §1926.502(d)(16)).

Q : Won’t I need special equipment in a case like that ?

A : Yes. Reliance developed the BlackMAX™ lanyard for these situations. It is designed to regulate arresting force depending on the circumstances of a fall. The BlackMAX™ will arrest falls in both “Force Level 1” (6’ free-fall) and “Force Level 2” (12’ free fall) conditions; in either case, arresting force is limited to well under 1,800 lbs.


Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A

Q : What if there’s a someone else’s Horizontal Lifeline System in place already ? Can I use a Reliance harness and lanyard to attach (or vice-versa) ?

A : In most cases, yes. The issue here is typically not with the harness, but with the connectors used to attach to the lifeline. In most cases, standard connectors (snaphooks, carabiners, etc.) at the end of a lanyard or lifeline are compatible. Connectors should allow components to fit together properly, and there should be no chance of accidental disconnection.

Q : Can we just string up a cable between two structures and connect to that ?

A : No. A Horizontal Lifeline is an engineered system, and a variety of factors must be considered during its design and construction. Among these are the anticipated load on end points, the number of system users required, the total lifeline length desired, proper cable tensioning, minimum required clearance of lifeline above working surface, and the types of deceleration devices used. ALL of these are critical factors in designing a Horizontal Lifeline System.


Horizontal Lifelines – Q & A

Q : How am I supposed to calculate all of that of that information ?

A : Through use of the Reliance ‘Horizontal Lifeline Wizard’ on the Reliance website at Anticipated lifeline tension and minimum required clearance beneath the walking surface are determined instantly by entering the following five items :

• Number of system users required • Total lifeline length

• Number of intermediate supports • Type of deceleration device used

• Elevation of lifeline above walking surface

Since the calculations are almost instant, many design combinations may be viewed to obtain the best design for protection of the affected worker(s). The program will automatically invalidate the system if it is not viable based on the entries. When a viable system is configured, the user can generate a bill of material based on the components required for the system designed.


Horizontal Lifeline Wizard

Data regarding the desired system’s length, number if users, and other factors is entered.

The Wizard calculates the factors required for a viable system based on the information entered.

System creation is a step-by-step process that the Wizard guides the user through.

The end result is an itemized list of materials needed to construct the lifeline.


In Summary

  • Reliance offers Fall Protection Equipment in the following categories :
  • Full Body Harnesses
  • Snaphooks and Carabiners
  • Shock Absorbing Lanyards
  • Positioning Devices
  • Self Retracting Lifelines
  • Vertical Systems
  • Anchorage Devices
  • Confined Space & Rescue
  • Guardrail Systems
  • Overhead Rail Systems
    • And our specialty :
  • Horizontal Lifeline Systems
  • The Reliance catalog features the following informational tools :
  • ABCD’s for Equipment Selection
  • Fall Clearance Calculations
  • Equipment Inspection Criteria
  • How to Don a Harness
  • Applicable OSHA and ANSI Standard
  • Information
  • The Catalog can also serve as a desk reference for :
  • Equipment Selection
  • Applicable Standards
  • Fall Protection Technology