Flexible Lifeline Systems portable ladder and stair systems meet the applicable standards of ANSI 14.3 Requirement for Fixed Ladders, OSHA 1910.26 Portable Metal Ladders, CSAZ11-M81 Portable Ladders, OSHA 1910.23 Guarding floor/wall Openings & Holes, and the Manitoba Workplace Safety & Health Division Fall Protection Guidelines.
These systems also comply with the latest OSHA/ANSI standards and regulations including OSHA 29 CFR Walking-Working Surfaces Rule and ANSI Z359.16 Product Performance Standard – Safety Requirements for Climbing Ladder Arrest Systems.
On November 17, 2016, OSHA published its final rule on Walking and Working Surfaces. The final rule covers a wide variety of general industry entities, including building management services, utilities, warehousing, retail, window cleaning, chimney sweeping and outdoor advertising. It does not change construction or agricultural regulations.
ANSI Z359.16 – This new standard received approval by the ASSE Board of Standards Review on November 2, 2016. It establishes requirements for the performance, design, marking, qualification testing, instructions for use, inspection, maintenance and storage, and removal from service of vertically oriented climbing ladder fall arrest systems consisting of flexible and rigid carriers with multiple attachment points and associated carrier sleeves for users within the capacity range of 130 to 310 pounds (59 to 141kg).