Commonly known as 100% tie-off, “Y” type, twin leg SRL, these energy absorbing devices can be used to provide continuous fall protection while ascending, descending, or moving laterally. With one leg attached to the anchor structure, the worker can move to a new location, attach the second unused leg, and disconnect original attached leg. This procedure is repeated until the work location is reached. Other practices that must be followed in order to use a 100% tie-off type self retracting lifeline safely include:
1. Connection of both lanyard legs to separate anchorage points is acceptable See Figure 1. 2. Never connect more than one person to a “Y” type SRL at a time See Figure 2. 3. Do not allow the lifelines to become tangled or twisted together as this may prevent them from retracting. 4. Do not allow any lanyard to pass under arms or between legs during use.