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WernerCo Expands on Fall Protection Offering With Release of New Self Retracting Lifelines

Sep 21, 2016 --    

The Bantam6 SRLs Offer Enhanced Safety for Fall Arrest Systems;
Four Unique Families of Werner SRL’s Now Available

September 21, 2016, Greenville, PA – WernerCo, the world leader in ladders and manufacturer of a complete line of climbing products and fall protection equipment, today announces the release of an expanded portfolio of Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs), including the compact retractable Bantam6. Personal SRL devices are the fastest growing product segment in the fall protection industry. The clear benefit of an SRL—in comparison to a lanyard—is the ability to reduce the fall distance by up to 5.5 feet. An SRL is ultimately a better choice because it results in a shorter free fall for the user, therefore decreasing impact and chance of injury.


“At WernerCo, we continually develop and test new products that enhance functionality and productivity to create the safest and most efficient work environment,” said
Eric Miller, Senior Product Manager at WernerCo. “The new Bantam6 SRL product line meets stringent safety requirements and expands our offering to include personal SRL options for lower heights, which is significant since a fall from a 1-story building can cause serious injuries.”



Bantam6 Product Benefits


The Bantam6 SRL family provides a unique solution meeting Class A Safety Standards in performance testing. These new SRLs extend and retract automatically during typical use so they won’t get in the way of the job ensuring maximum productivity and safety at the same time. Its brake mechanism activates immediately in the event of a fall, reducing fall distance and impact to the body.


The Bantam6 SRLs are compact and lightweight at less than 2.5 lbs, making it easy to transport to and from the jobsite. Available with a steel or aluminum hook, the Bantam SRL line features 310 lb. rated capacity and durable 1” Dyneema webbing to ensure the SRL is in excellent working condition for each use.



Four Unique SRL Families of Werner Self Retracting Lifelines


WernerCo now offers a variety of other fall protection SRL options in addition to the new Bantam6, including the Baseline SRL, Max Patrol and AutoCoil2.


SRL product highlights and features include:


Baseline SRLs:

  • Affordable: Baseline SRLs offer the same safety features as the other lines but at a more affordable cost.
  • Meets Safety Standards: Baseline meets Class B safety standard performance testing.
  • Easy to Transport: Baseline SRLs are compact and lightweight, making transport to and from the jobsite easy and efficient.


Max Patrol SRLs:

  • Freedom of Movement: Max Patrol maximizes the user’s freedom of movement with improved line-lock performance.
  • High Weight Capacity: The Max Patrol Web SRL features 400 lb. rated capacity, ensuring safety for every user.
  • Easy to Inspect: Max Patrol also includes WebAlert inspectable webbing, allowing easy inspection to ensure the system is in the best working condition.
  • Durable: Includes durable impact-resistant housing to protect internal mechanisms against device damage in a fall or drop.


AutoCoil2 SRLs:

  • Breadth of Line: The AutoCoil2 products offer the broadest range of web and cable models in the Werner fall protection SRL offering.
  • Freedom of Movement: AutoCoil2 SRLs provide safe and reliable protection while allowing for freedom of movement around the jobsite.
  • Increased Braking: AutoCoil2 features a robust internal braking mechanism, ensuring the safety of the end user.
  • Inspection: AutoCoil2 also includes a web impact indicator.


Learn more about the full line of Werner Self Retracting Lifelines here.



WERNER, a WernerCo brand, is the world leader in ladders and has a complete line of climbing products designed for working at heights. The portfolio includes ladders, attic ladders, scaffolding, pump jacks, stages, planks, step stools, accessories and fall protection equipment including harnesses, lanyards, anchors and compliance kits. From ladders to fall protection, WERNER provides a full line of climbing equipment that's engineered to give you maximum safety, durability and productivity at every height. All WERNER products meet or exceed applicable international safety standards. For more information, visit http://us.wernerco.com.



WernerCo is a privately owned, fully-integrated, international manufacturer and distributor of climbing products, fall protection equipment and jobsite, truck and van storage equipment. WernerCo has manufacturing, warehousing, sales and distribution facilities in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, Mexico, Vietnam and the United Kingdom. WernerCo’s international headquarters are in Schaffhausen, Switzerland and its US headquarters are in Greenville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.wernerworldwide.com.

Different types of ladders are designed to keep you safe and productive when climbing or standing. Using the wrong style of ladder or simply ignoring the limitations of climbing equipment can result in a fall or serious injury.
Height is referring to the actual ladder height. Extension ladders should be 7 to 10 feet longer than the highest support or contact point, which may be the wall or roof line. The highest standing level is four rungs down from the top. The highest permitted standing level on a stepladder is two steps down from the top.

Reach height is the maximum reach assuming a 5’6” person with a vertical 12” reach.
Ladders are designed to safely hold up to a specific amount of weight. The Werner Performance System defines five different capacities using a color and star rating system. The Duty Rating is defined as the maximum safe load capacity of the ladder. A person’s fully clothed weight plus the weight of any tools and materials that are carried onto the ladder must be less than the load capacity.

Werner offers ladder made from fiberglass and aluminum. Each material has characteristics which make it best for certain applications, or one material may simply fit the personal preferences of the user. For example, if working around electricity users should select fiberglass products due to their non-conductive side rails.