The following is a statement from Guardian Fall Protection regarding an incident involving a Guardian Velocity Self-Retracting Lifeline. While there is no recall on this product, Guardian urges proper training and adherence to requirements, instructions, and inspection protocol when using fall protection equipment.
A Statement From Guardian Fall Protection:
On May 22nd, 2017, a worker tragically lost his life. Guardian Fall Protection is actively investigating this incident; the worker was using a Guardian Fall Protection Velocity Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL). It is Guardian’s policy to not discuss the details of any ongoing investigation. Guardian is deeply saddened to learn of this accident and extends our heartfelt condolences to the worker’s family and friends.
Guardian would like to provide an update to our customers, employees, and partners on all Guardian Velocity SRLs. There is no recall or any other safety warning that is being issued at this time.
All fall protection must be used in adherence with the requirements set forth by the equipment manufacturer, including inspecting product prior to each use, and all workers should be trained in the safe use of the proper fall protection equipment for their specific application. Please click the image below for additional product inspection requirements.
See the full release here: http://www.guardianfall.com/blog/34-gf-team-blog/366-statement
And download an inspection form below.