Overview of Vertical Lifeline Assemblies
A vertical lifeline assembly (VLA) is a complete connector kit for fall protection that consists of a high-strength poly-rope
with a self-locking snap hook and a rope grab positioning device
for you to use as your connector. A worker might typically use a fall protection vertical lifeline for applications like roofing, ladder climbing, general construction and tower climbing.
A VLA can be used as part of a personal fall arrest system to bring the worker’s body to a safe stop if a fall occurs, but they are most commonly used in fall restraint scenarios to actively limit the distance from an anchor that a worker can reach so that they avoid the fall hazard completely.
The Malta Dynamics temporary vertical assembly lifelines are made up of the strongest lifeline safety equipment available on the market today. The 3-strand poly-rope
is reinforced to create a high-strength vertical lifeline that has a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 lbs. and supports a worker weight range from 130-310 lbs.
The poly-rope is UV resistant and tested to meet the lifeline rope specification for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The vertical lifeline rope is terminated by stitching with a plastic cap and comes equipped with self-locking alloy steel snap hooks for a quick and reliable attachment to an anchor.
The poly-rope seamlessly connects with a rope grab
positioning device. The rope grab acts as the connector between the full body harness and the poly-rope and must be locked into position to ensure fall hazards are avoided.
The Malta Dynamics rope grab is operated manually and is equipped with an 18” extension lanyard and a shock pack. The shock absorption pack is built into the leg of the rope grab and adds a premium feature to the extension lanyard that will help dissipate force on the body if a fall is arrested.
The Malta Dynamics VLA has been rigorously tested to the strict vertical lifeline requirements of OSHA and ANSI. The vertical lifeline satisfies OSHA 1926 Subpart M, OSHA 1910, ANSI Z359.1-07 and ANSI A10.32-12.
Why Vertical Lifeline Assemblies?
Vertical lifeline assemblies available through Malta Dynamics are engineered to protect individual workers from falls while working at heights. When your employees need to work high above the ground, dependable VLA technology is essential for completing their jobs safely. Enable your team to finish jobs by the deadline and significantly reduce the chance of a serious injury occurring.
We supply teams with vertical lifeline assemblies in more than one size, so you have zero limitations on the clock. Pick up 25', 50' or 100' VLAs to support workers in case of a fall. Our fall protection vertical lifeline assemblies are useful for jobs that require more than a traditional ladder to install systems or oversee repairs. Set your workers up to arrest and restrain falls with a single device.
Components of a Vertical Lifeline Assembly
There are multiple pieces of a vertical lifeline assembly for proper function as fall protection equipment. Malta Dynamics outlines some of the main parts of a VLA below:
A rope grab is a primary connector that bridges the gap between the safety harness and the rope that fastens to an anchor. The user can move rope grabs into various positions on a poly-rope. Your employees should set the rope grabs where they need to access an area for a job and avoid touching the device during a fall. The rope grab in a vertical lifeline assembly stops the rope from sliding up or down on its own.
You can think of rope grabs as the main locking mechanism that keeps a worker connected to the VLA.
The shock pack in a VLA fastens to the rope grab. These devices are responsible for absorbing the kinetic energy generated by a person in free fall. Your VLA systems call for shock packs to reduce the chances of workers experiencing severe physical trauma during an incident.
Advantages of a Fall Protection Vertical Lifeline Assembly
Purchasing vertical lifelines from Malta Dynamics comes with a long list of benefits. Review the details below to get an idea of how these systems can streamline your operations for maximum efficiency:
- Vertical lifeline assemblies can be used within indoor and outdoor environments.
- Malta Dynamics vertical lifelines are compact in size and user-friendly.
- Users can move our VLAs between sites easily.
- Our technology requires little maintenance between uses and takes seconds to store.
Using a Vertical Lifeline Assembly System
Our fall protection VLAs can be configured on the job quickly. Set up your VLA by fastening the included rope to a nearby anchor point with a snap hook. Employees should measure a safe distance from the anchor point to the edge of a walking surface, leaving extra room for the shock pack in case it deploys. Finally, the rope grab can be used to finalize your position on the poly-rope. Lock the rope grab and move about the space freely.
Jobs Where Vertical Lifeline Systems Are Necessary
Vertical lifeline assembly systems are useful for those working in construction and other industries where employees work near rooftop edges. Use a vertical lifeline system whenever a ladder does not allow you to reach the working height required to finish a job safely.
Our professionals see project and safety managers purchase vertical lifeline systems for teams handling electrical installations, solar panels, plumbing equipment, railings, skylights, painting jobs and similar tasks at height.
How to Choose a VLA System
When selecting fall protection VLAs, you should start by shopping for equipment through a reputable supplier like Malta Dynamics. Not all VLAs on the market are constructed with high-quality materials, but our company focuses on supplying you with equipment that meets OSHA compliance standards for your industry.
Our VLAs for sale come with snap hooks and connectors engineered with durable materials like steel. Additionally, the webbing materials featured across our VLAs are made with high-strength polyester and nylon for equipment that will serve you well in the long term.
Choosing a VLA system will require you to look at a few physical features and performance characteristics — rope size, minimum breaking strength and worker weight capacity range. For your convenience, Malta Dynamics carries VLA technology in 25', 50' and 100' sizes to help your team complete jobs confidently. The 5,000-pound minimum breaking strength is suitable for demanding applications, and the ability to support workers weighing up to 310 pounds keeps your team flexible during assignments.
Looking to see all that comes with a VLA system is an excellent way for you to plan ahead. Our experts offer you complete vertical lifeline assemblies that come with poly-rope, a shock pack, a positioning device and an extension lanyard for a fast setup process.
- Includes Self-Locking Alloy Steel Snap Hook
- 5/8” Three-Strand Poly-Rope
- Built-in Rope Grab
- Shock Absorption Pack
- 18” Extension Lanyard
- Rope Terminated by Stitching with Plastic Casing
- UV Resistant Materials Remain Durable and Flexible
- Complete Assembly Includes: Three-Strand White Poly-Rope, Shock Pack, Positioning Device, and 18” Extension Lanyard
- Worker Weight Capacity Range: 130-310 lbs.
- Minimum Breaking Strength: 5,000 lbs.
- Webbing Material: High-Strength Polyester and Nylon
- Connector Material: Alloy Steel
- Meets OSHA 1926 Subpart M, OSHA 1910, ANSI Z359.1-07 and ANSI A10.32-12
VLA Spec Sheet
C7050 Declaration of Conformity
C7051 Declaration of Conformity
C7056 Declaration of Conformity