Global fall protection specialist 3M has introduced a new range of self retracting lifelines designed specifically for hot work applications.

The new DBI-SALA Nano-Lok Hot Work SRL range from 3M is arc flashed to 8 calories (8 cal/cm²) for high heat applications such as welding, grinding and torching where sparks and slag can easily compromise standard polyester webbing lifelines.

Rick Millar, Technical Manager for 3M Australia & New Zealand explains that the latest Nano-Lok Hot Work range is a result of 3M’s continuous efforts to enhance and adapt products for use in applications across all industries. The latest product line meets the need for an extremely lightweight and compact SRL for high heat environments.

Part of the Nano-Lok family, the new SRLs have the same feature set including the familiar compact and lightweight design. The new self-retracting lifelines can be used in place of lanyards and directly attached to any harness, reducing fall clearances. The user-friendly SRLs are virtually unnoticeable to the user when worn and provide the ultimate in worksite flexibility.

Key features of the new Nano-Lok Hot Work range of self-retracting lifelines include choice of three models to cover most applications encountered in high temperature work environments; constructed from reinforced webbing with Nomex/Kevlar fibre; ability to withstand sparks, weld splatter and other high heat exposure, ensuring safety in high heat environments; and DBI-SALA’s i-Safe intelligent safety system utilising RFID technology built into each SRL to track inspections, control inventory and manage information.

A world-leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide, 3M is home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands.