Company Gateway
United States [Change]Global Reach

Werner Introduces Max Patrol™ Leading Edge Self Retracting Lifelines

Oct 02, 2018 --    

New Addition of Leading Edge SRL to the Max Patrol Self Retracting Lifelines (SRL’s) Series; Approved for Use in Leading Edge Applications


Greenville, PA, October 1, 2018—Werner, the world leader in ladders and manufacturer of a complete line of climbing products and fall protection equipment, today introduces the expansion of their Max Patrol Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) series with the addition of Leading Edge SRL's. The new Max Patrol SRLs combine freedom of movement performance with a fall arrest mechanism designed to minimize clearance requirements.

“We are thrilled to introduce a versatile, lightweight and rugged design to our growing Max Patrol SRL series and Fall Protection line,” said Eric Miller, Director of Product Management for Fall Protection at WernerCo. “Our new line of Self Retracting Lifelines allow jobsite professionals to safely patrol their work zone and leading-edge hazards at their own pace while experiencing maximum freedom of movement.”

Designed for use in leading edge applications, the new line of Max Patrol Leading Edge Series has been approved for use over steel beam, precast concrete and B-deck. The expansion of the Max Patrol Leading Edge SRL can also be used in non-leading edge applications, while meeting the Class A requirements for ANSI. The impact resistant housing and shock pack cover provide durability in the harshest of environments.

Durability, Freedom of Movement and Leading Edge Approved

The Max Patrol R4100 series is a lightweight and rugged design, while being ideal for low clearance applications. It minimizes fall arrest distance to 24” when used overhead, while allowing freedom of movement with line-lock performance. The new Self Retracting Lifeline product series meets multiple needs for professional tradesmen that require specialized equipment in unique construction environments. It also supports professionals and their tools for up to 400 lbs., while attaining a lightweight and durable system with modular construction for easy inspection and service. Additional product features include:

  • Impact-Resistant Polymer Housing with swivel top
  • Carrying handle for easy transport
  • Durable labels and shock pack cover to aid inspection
  • Available in three lengths: 20 ft., 30 ft. and 65 ft
  • Meets ANSI Class A and OSHA Standards

The new Leading Edge SRL is now available online. For more information on the entire family of Max Patrol Self Retracting Lifelines visit Werner’s website.

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 reach 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.

Performance system
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.