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Enhanced range of SRLs arrives from Guardian


Global height safety specialist, Guardian, is to showcase its upgraded line of Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) at January’s World of Concrete show – boasting increased strength across every model

Improvements to the line include more robust shock packs to withstand greater fall forces, thicker cables, and redesigned braking systems – all of which combine to provide greater dynamic strength. The enhanced range also features an updated design that brings the SRLs together under a unified look.  

Product & engineering director, Judd Perner, commented, “Testament to our belief that safe should be simple is the dynamic new look that spans our entire SRL family.  We look forward to rolling out our new Guardian industrial design across our broader height safety range over the coming months.” 

Guardian will showcase the new range in advance of the August 2023 effective date for the ANSI Z359.14-2021 SRL standard, but the upgrades are more than just a standard-driven update. Product manager, Scott Lapier, stated, “As the industry leaders in SRLs, we think it’s our job to lead the way – continually challenging ourselves to set new benchmarks in robust safety, durability and usability. We have treated this year’s introduction of a new ANSI standard as an opportunity to advance our entire SRL family. Our growing new product development team has explored every aspect of the user experience – from design and performance, to ergonomics and use to deliver a range that is even safer, stronger, and simpler to use.” 

Each product in the enhanced range also features a digitally enabled QR code on the housing label, which provides instant access to manuals, declarations of conformity, technical data sheets and other product information. 

The renewed Halo 11 ft Class 1 SRLs are now shipping, with the remaining products anticipated to start shipping from February 2023 and phased in throughout Q2 2023. Guardian is accepting orders for all units immediately and will be regularly communicating and supporting its partners with phasing in the new products leading up to the standard effective date and beyond.