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McNetiq fall restraint kit

McNetiq Fall Restraint

Fall Protection

Falling from heights is the most occurring cause of fatal occupational accidents. From the ~2.3 million global work-related fatalities per year, it is estimated that 27% are caused by falls.

Legislators demand safety precautions. Mandatory fall protection is required when working at the height of more than 1.2 to 2.5 meters (or 4-8 feet), depending on circumstances.

Two basic types of active Fall Protection there are:

- Fall Arrest, which stops a worker in the process of a fall

- Fall Restraint, which prevents a worker from reaching an edge

In circumstances where, for example, hand railings cannot be installed, then McNetiq magnets with Controlock® technology can be attached to lines to form a safe and secure basis for fall restraint purposes. McNetiq Fall Restraint System is based on using magnets that are connected to a lanyard with a harness to prevent the worker from reaching unsafe areas.

The McNetiq Fall Restraint System is complying with EN795 type B. 

Fall restraint prevents the worker from reaching an edge

Mandatory safety standards vary by geographical region and application. Please contact us to discuss your intended use.

Testing the pull force of the Magnetic fall restraint

Working safely with magnetic anchors

With McNetiq magnetic anchors, fall restraint positioning lines can be safely secured. This technique is especially of value in situations where permanent fixing points cannot be used.

For safe use, it is critical to assess the magnetic strength of the anchor magnet: the thickness of the steel plate, coatings or paints, and uneven surfaces can influence the magnetic force. McNetiq’s patented Controlock® technology allows the users to check this strength on the spot.

McNetiq supplies magnetic solutions with Controlock® technology since 2013, initially for connecting scaffoldings to steel storage tanks. Users are global contractors that are serving a large range of the most reputable global independent tank storage operators, mayor oil producers, and chemical producers.

Examples of use

Offshore

For the installation work, decommissioning, and inspection activities.



Ship construction and repair

For the safe installation of handrails, welding, grinding, applying coatings and paint, inspection works, using of blowtorches, and preparation activities.  


Containers

For the safe securing, inspecting, or repairing of containers.




Working in vessel holds or hatch covers

For performing safe operations near edges like in holds or on hatch covers and other structures.


Construction cranes, harbor cranes, and loading/unloading bridge cranes

For executing safe inspections, maintenance, and repairs.


How to use a magnetic anchor?

Based on an earlier defined plan regarding the safe installation of the fall restraints, one or several McNetiq anchors can be installed. Steel or nylon ropes can be connected to the anchor magnets, depending on any hazardous fire operations like welding or grinding. Then, a running leash with a safety harness can be attached. Testing the magnet capacity is the next step. A trained and certified Controlock® operator can test the magnetic anchor(s) by applying a Controlock® test unit on its magnetic strength (pull and shear). After confirming that the pull and the shear forces are both exceeding the required minimum capacity, the anchor can be cleared for use, and the safety harness can be connected.


Manuals and training programs are typically customized for the specific use, or a standard McNetiq template is applied.

Any questions about Controlock®? Please contact us

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