In these worrying times we are all concerned for our health and that of our family, friends and colleagues. The team at Ultra-Safe aim to continue with business as normally as possible to ensure our customers receive the service they should expect, at the same time taking extra measures to protect our Ultra-Safe staff.
We have already implemented some additional precautions, for the safety of our employees and customers. For the time being, we will not be accepting unnecessary visitors onto our premises. We have taken this decision based on well-informed and well-studied efforts to slow the spread of infection.
Many of our team members are still available via telephone and email to help you with your sales, servicing and technical inquiries, we are also available to service your devices.
OSHA has NOT cited ULTRA-SAFE, INC. for any violations during their inspections of Nr: 1372705.015 – The Herrick Corporation.
The failure that occurred in this OSHA inspection detail, was NOT due to the named product harness and safety retractable device the user was wearing. The failure in this incident, was
- FAILURE to inspect the product before each use.
- FAILURE to inspect product by a competent person, other than the end user.
- FAILURE to keep records when the device was last inspected, repaired, and/or certified.
After the fall, (See picture) you can clearly see the condition of the material from the device that was being used during this incident. This device should NOT have been used by any end user, safety director, competent person, under the condition that you see the material in, the device should have been red tagged and taken out of service.
ULTRA-SAFE takes pride in the quality of products that it produces. We provide only one line of safety retractable devices, we offer the best devices in the market and have been for the last 25 years, and we are proud to say without any failures or recalls.
Since the company’s inception in 1978, IKAR GmbH has established itself as world-renowned designer and manufacturer of fall protection systems. IKAR GmbH has specialized in the development, production, assembly and worldwide distribution of products for industrial safety market.
FALL ARREST DEVICES SHARP LEADING EDGE TEST (SLE)
3rd Party Certified by an ISO 17025 Accredited Test Laboratory. 60 Inch Drop 282 Lb Rigid Test Weight.
MEETS OSHA & ANSI Z359.14-2014 (SLE) CLASS B
3.3.5 SRL-SLE Energy Absorber. The line constituent of SRL-SLEs shall include an integral energy absorber element adjacent to the end of the line which connects to the body support. The energy absorber shall meet the requirements of ANSI/ASSE Z359.13. Alternative energy absorber designs are allowed provided all performance requirements for SRL-SLE are satisfied including 3.1.7 with the alternative energy absorber included during the static test. If the SRL-SLE device housing is intended to be connected to the body support and can only be used in this orientation, then an energy absorber is not required as part of the line constituent.
IKAR GmbH Compliance to ANSI Z359.14-2014 Standard
Usage of IKAR Fall Arrest Devices
I can confirm that all of the IKAR GmbH devices that claim compliance to the ANSI Z359.14-2014 Standard and have fully tested in accordance with the standard, by SATRA Technology Centre, which is an independent European Notified Body (Test House) with ISO 17025:2005 accreditation and ANSIZ359.14 clearly on their scope. Please see the details from this link of Fall Protection Products SATRA Technology Centre can test www.satra.co.uk/portal/fall protection.php
The IKAR GmbH SRL’s HWB 1,8; HWB 1,8 DW, HWB 2; HWDB 2; HWB 3,5; HWPS 3 can be used in either orientation. i.e. the device can either be connected to a suitable anchorage point and the double action hook on the end of the lifeline to the to the fall arrest attachment point of the safety harness of the user, or to the fall arrest attachment point of the safety harness of the user and the double action hook on the end of the lifeline to a suitable anchorage point.
Sharp Leading Edge (SLE) Test with Wire Retractable 60″ Drop 282 Lb Rigid Test Weight
Sharp Leading Edge (SLE) Test with Web Retractable 60″ Drop 282 Lb Rigid Test Weight
SATRA 3rd PARTY TESTING REPORTS
Verification testing of SRL described as “HWB 1.8′ in accordance with ANSI/ASSE Z359.14-2014 (SLE) and HWS9 (SLE).
Samples of self-retracting device, described as “HWB 1.8”, were made available to SATRA on 7 January to the 21 May 2019, for verification testing in accordance with ANSI/ ASSE Z359.14 — 2014 Safety Requirements for Self-Retracting Devices for Personal Fall Arrest and Rescue Systems.
Qualification testing was carried out on the product under report references SPCO215527/1324/36 & SPCO227356/1432/14
Testing was carried out in accordance with ANSI Z359.14 — 2014 between 7 January and 21 May 2019 at the premises of IKAR GmbH, Germany. All testing was witnessed by either Edward Brooks or Julian Brooks of SATRA Technology, with all measurements taken using SATRA equipment.
The SRL can be used in the following orientations: 1. Housing attached to the anchorage device 2. Housing attached to the user For the purposes of testing, where the orientation would affect the results, both modes of use were tested.
Samples were tested as received, and were not subject to any pre-conditioning processes other than those stated in individual test clauses .
Below Are Testing Reports – All With an Impact of Less than 900 lbs
OSHA Fall Protection Safety Harnesses And Fall Protection Equipment by Ultra Safe are manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona. Ultra Safe manufactures fall protection safety equipment such as a full body safety harnesses, lanyards, rope grabs and fall protection equipment. Ultra Safe has shipping warehouses in Texas to better serve your needs and we plan to add more later.
We also have sales representatives throughout the USA, Central, and South America. For the one nearest you please check the following list of names and locations on the web site.
Our sales and management staff are ready to assist you in all your fall protection needs, so don’t hesitate to give us a call and please “Be Safe, Be Ultra Safe”.
Whether you are looking for fall protection equipment that meets OSHA regulations such as lanyards, rope grabs or a quality safety harness, you can find it here. Ultra Safe is your complete source for quality fall protection equipment.
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