Please take a look at the points below, they should meet your
needs. If you require further specific information then please fill
out a contact form
and we will endeavor to help you.
is a horizontal lifeline?
A horizontal lifeline is a safety system that consists of a number
of components, which provides continuous attachment and hands free
working to the user or users. It should either restrain the user
from accessing the area of risk or catch them in the event of a
fall whilst doing the minimum of damage to the user and system.
Typically a horizontal lifeline system utilises a cable attached
at either end to a structure and supported at regular intervals
by brackets. The user attaches to the cable via a mechanism that
will allow them to move along the system and across the brackets
without the need for detaching. Menu
choose Uniline for a horizontal lifeline system?
Uniline is a new, revolutionary product that offers exceptional
benefits. It is low stretch, has low dynamic sag, has excellent
shock absorbing capabilities and has little elasticity. This means
that less of the load generated in the event of a fall is transferred
to the structure resulting in far lower end loads. The low elasticity
results in a 'soft drop,' i.e. the user will not bounce around following
a fall and risk further trauma as they might with a wire based system.
Uniline has a breaking strength of 76 kN, which is equivalent to
that of a 12mm stainless steel cable and almost double that of an
8mm stainless steel cable. In addition Uniline has a safety factor
of over 3:1, which exceeds the safety factors of 8mm stainless steel
All of these features make Uniline a more flexible system, enabling
it to span greater distances than stainless steel cable between
supports and accommodate a wider range of retractable fall arrest
devices. It also results in a most cost effective solution. Menu
Are there standards to govern the installation
of horizontal lifelines?
Yes, most countries have recognised standards, which effectively
govern the manufacture and installation of horizontal and vertical
safety systems and anchorage points. In Europe all anchorage points
and horizontal lifeline systems should be designed, manufactured
and installed in accordance with EN795. Vertical Safety Systems
should conform to EN353-1 and EN353-2. In America OSHA standards
govern the manufacture and installation of such products. Canada
and Australia also have their own standards for the manufacture
of horizontal lifelines. Should you need any further information,
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Does the Uniline horizontal lifeline meet those
Yes, Uniline has been tested in accordance with all world standards.
do we need to install a horizontal lifeline system?
Health and Safety Regulations states that it is the employer's responsibility
to protect the employee. When a person is working at height near
to an exposed edge or fall risk, suitable protection is required
to prevent them from falling.
A Uniline horizontal lifeline System offers a cost effective and
efficient means of providing such protection. Menu
What is Uniline?
Uniline is a unique Polyester Parallel Fibre Cable, protected by
a neoprene jacket and a further outer polyester braided cover. Uniline's
strength is in the cable core and is an incredible 76kN. (Over 7
tonnes). To learn more click
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Is Uniline a rope?
It's a lot more than just a rope. Uniline has been in service
in the world's most demanding environments for over twenty years
and has proven itself time and time again. Used by utilities companies
to pull cables above ground and beneath the oceans of the world,
it has withstood a diverse range of environmental conditions. To
learn more click
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Is Uniline nonconductive?
Uniline has very high dielectric properties and is effectively nonconductive
is Uniline affected by weather conditions?
Uniline is waterproof and is unaffected by ice and salt water. Polyester
is the most resistant of all synthetic fibres for UV resistance
and the neoprene inner cover that protects the core of the cable
resists degradation from the sun and ozone. Uniline has a long in
service life expectancy. To learn more click
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How is Uniline affected by chemical contaminants?
Uniline is highly resistant to most mineral acids and is virtually
unaffected by alkalis. Uniline Safety Systems have details of a
wide range of test data, so for more specific information please
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Can we clean the Uniline cable?
It can be hosed off or washed with a mild household detergent. Menu
Is Uniline resistant to cuts?
Uniline is very strong with two outer layers protecting the inner
core, where the products strength lies. It is very difficult to
cut Uniline under normal circumstances and installers have special
cable cutters to help them. Menu
does the user pass the intermediate brackets without detaching?
The patented Unigrab is designed to self orientate as it comes
into contact with the intermediate bracket. This enables the Unigrab
to pass over the bracket unhindered. Menu
How do I enter/ exit the Uniline system?
The Unigrab is designed in such away that you can enter or exit
the system from any point along its length. Once attached, it is
impossible to inadvertently detach yourself from the Uniline. See
User Instruction manual for further information. Menu
Are special tools required for installation?
A small hand tool for securing the end termination is required and
a heat shrink hot gun is used to finish the system neatly. No on
site swaging is required. Only companies trained and certificated
by Uniline Safety Systems are approved to install the Uniline System.
How do Uniline Safety Systems know that their
installers are installing the systems correctly?
Thorough on-going training and the operation of a bi-annual
audit procedure. Menu
What distances can the Uniline horizontal
The Uniline horizontal lifeline can span up to 50 metres without
intermediate support due to its unique capabilities. This means
less penetrations and less intermediate supports than other lifelines.
System parameters should be defined by your approved installer once
they have familiarised themselves with site conditions. Menu
can we be confident that our installation will be safe?
With the data from our testing procedures we have developed a sophisticated
computer simulation programme, which accurately predicts the results
of different system configurations, numbers of users, etc and gives
results such as fall distances and end loads for your system. This
programme is available to all our approved installers and all installations
are pre-checked using this simulation.
In addition Uniline Installers are selected for their ability
to provide comprehensive service and expertise in height safety
to their Customers. Menu
How many users can use the system?
The computer simulation can determine the maximum number of users.
We would generally recommend a maximum of six, although this figure
may be exceeded or reduced according to specific local conditions.
How often should the Uniline System be inspected?
In order to guarantee the ongoing integrity of the system, and in
accordance with current regulations, we recommend that the system
be inspected once a year by a Uniline Safety Systems approved installer
or competent person approved by Uniline.
What user equipment is required?
Where can we use the Uniline horizontal lifeline?
A full body harness is required by law. The user should attach to
the system with the Unigrab device and a shock absorbing lanyard
or retractable fall arrest device. Your PPE should be supplied by
your installer in order to ensure compatibility with the system
and must be properly
certified in accordance with
current national regulations/standards. Menu
Uniline is the most flexible horizontal lifeline system in the world
and can be used for a wide range of height safety access applications.
For further details please contact us and
request a copy of the Uniline brochure. Menu