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Reliance Fall Protection

Dedicated to Raising the Standards in

Personal Fall Protection Equipment


About Reliance

    • Introduction
    • Facilities Overview
    • Testing Facilities & Capabilities
    • Training Facilities & Capabilities
  • Products
    • Innovative Products
    • Full Line Overview
    • By Category Summary
  • Horizontal Lifelines
    • Configuration Options
    • HLL Q & A
    • Online Horizontal Lifeline Wizard
  • Informational Tools


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
    • ANSI Compliant Testing Facility
    • Fall Protection Training Center
  • Denver, CO
    • Engineering & Product Development
    • Hard Goods Manufacturing

Testing Facilities and Capabilities

  • 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

  • Tool Lanyards can accommodate tools weighing up to 50 lbs (22.6kg) for added safety
  • Available in a variety of load capacities - almost any hand tool can be fitted
  • 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.


Full Line Product Overview

Full Body



& Carabiners

Shock Absorbing




Self Retracting






Confined Space

& Rescue

Guardrails &

Overhead Rails


Lifeline Systems


Full Body Harnesses

“A” Series

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
  • 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 webbing for added durability

“The industry standard construction & industrial

Full Body Harness”

“Designed for

hard work”


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 five years
  • All Reliance snaphooks are 100% proof-loaded to 3,600 lbs. and incorporate our patented FanGate™ design
  • 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 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.

Positioning Lanyard

Adjustable Length Positioning 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

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 lbcapacity
  • 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


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).


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