FallTech DuraTech 6' Single/Twin Self‐Retracting Device User Manual
The SRD will pay out and retract smoothly to maintain a taut line during normal movement. Work as directly under the anchor as possible. If necessary, the
housing end connector may be attached to a lower level anchorage, up to 2 ft. below the user’s harness D‐ring. Be aware that a lower anchorage increases
the risk of injury due to swing fall. Additional fall clearance is required.
DO NOT use a rebar hook, or any large‐throat snap hook, or large carabiner to connect the leg end to the FBH. A side load could cause an unintentional
disengagement. Use small‐throat opening connectors only.
4.8.2 Twin‐leg SRDs: Twin‐leg SRD housing ends are attached to the straps of a properly adjusted and fitted FBH with a specially‐configured triple‐locking
twin‐SRD carabiner. Connect the leg ends to anchorages within the correct orientation range.
DO NOT attempt to install the twin SRDs specially configured carabiner to an anchorage.
CAUTION: Do NOT connect the leg ends of twin SRDs to two anchorages at the same time, except for the brief time when transitioning from one anchorage
to another. See paragraph 4.8.4.
4.8.3 Install the Twin‐SRD: To install the SRD housings onto the FBH, follow the procedure detailed in Figure 6A in Appendix A.
1. Prepare Twin‐leg SRD for Attachment
2. Prepare FBH and Preliminary Attachment
3. Reinstating 2nd SRD Unit
4. Closing and Securing
Ensure the carabiner is correctly installed on the FBH as shown in Figure 6A. Incorrect installation may result in serious injury or death.
Figure 6B shows common incorrect connections.
Twin‐leg SRD Work Zone Transition:
This SRD is designed for attachment of one leg end at a time during work performance.
Dual connection is for
from one work zone to another only. See Figure 7 in Appendix A.
Attach one leg end connector to a suitable anchor. The user may then move to another work location and attach the unused leg to another suitable
anchorage. Detach the original attached leg. Repeat the procedure, until the desired work location is reached.
4.9 Impact Indicator: The SRD incorporates a fall arrest impact indicator in the web lifeline, approximately 4 inches above the leg end connector, in the
form of a stitched fold. Broken or torn stitching indicates the SRD has been subjected to fall arrest forces. Remove the SRD from service immediately.
DO NOT allow the lifelines to become tangled or twisted together as this may prevent them from retracting.
DO NOT allow any lifeline to pass under arms or between legs during use.
clamp, knot, or prevent the lifeline from retracting or being taut.
lengthen the SRD by connecting a lifeline or similar component.
DO NOT allow the lifeline to freewheel back into the housing.
After a Fall: Remove from service immediately any equipment subjected to fall arrest forces, or exhibiting damage consistent with the effects of fall arrest
See Table 1A, 1B, and 1C in Appendix A.
6. MAINTENANCE, SERVICE AND STORAGE
6.1 Maintenance: Keep the SRD free of contaminants such as paint, grease, grit and chemicals as this may hinder lifeline functions. Keep debris from
entering the housing through the lifeline port. Clean the exterior of the unit as required with a soap/water solution. Do not allow any water inside the
housing. After cleaning, pull the lifeline all the way out, allow the unit to air dry, then retract the lifeline into the unit.
DO NOT use heat to dry.
DO NOT attempt to disassemble the SRD.
Inspect the SRD according to the procedures in Section 7 before returning it to service. If the SRD fails any portion of the inspection checklist, remove it
from service, tag the unit as “UNUSABLE”, and consult with the manufacturer.
6.2 Service: Remove the unit from service if it has been subjected to fall arrest force. Tag the unit as “UNUSABLE” to prevent future use. The SRD is not
6.3 Storage: Hang to store, out of direct sunlight. Ensure the lifeline is completely retracted into the housing. Avoid exposure to chemical agents and
vapors, airborne debris, and water ingress.
Store units tagged as “UNUSABLE” in a clearly marked area to prevent inadvertent use. Inspect any unit that has been stored for an extended time in
accordance with the procedures detailed in Section 7.
7.1 Pre‐Use Inspection: Perform an inspection before each use in accordance with the Inspection Checklist procedures in Table 3 of Appendix A. See
7.2 Inspection Frequency: OSHA 1910.66, OSHA 1926.502 and ANSI Z359.14 require an inspection by the Authorized Person before each use. In addition,
an inspection by a Competent Person at regular intervals is required. The Competent Person will use the information in the Inspection Interval Table to
determine the inspection frequency. See Table 2 in Appendix A.
7.3 Inspection Checklist: Use the Inspection Checklist provided to inspect the SRD. See Table 3 in Appendix A.
7.4 Inspection Results: If an inspection reveals defects in or damage to the equipment, inadequate maintenance or activated fall force indicators, mark as
“UNUSABLE” and remove the equipment from service.
7.5 Inspection Document: Record inspection results on the Inspection Record provided in Appendix B, or on a similar document.
The labels must be present and legible.