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FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block

FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Before using the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) you must read carefully and understand the safety information described on general instruction and the specific instructions.

ATTENTION!!! If you have any doubt about the product, if you need others language versions of the instructions for use, declarations of conformity or have any question about the PPE, please contact us: www.fallsafe-online.com.
WARNING: The manufacturer and the seller decline any responsibility in case of incorrect use, improper application or modifications/reparations by persons not authorized by FALL SAFE®.

PHYSICAL CONDITION AND TRAINING:

Work at height is potentially dangerous and it must only be performed by professionals and experienced persons. Before using the PPE you must be aware of: your mental and physical condition; be trained for the use of the device; do not have any doubt about using the equipment and the field of application.
WARNING: the equipment shall only be used by a person trained and competent in its safe use.
WARNING: the consumption of alcohol, medicine or any other type of psychotropic will influence your balance, concentration conditional and must be avoided.

BEFORE USE:

For your safety it is strictly recommended that you always check your device and equipment before, during and after use and that you regularly submit your device and equipment to inspections and controls by competent persons, every 12 months at least. These time intervals may change according to frequency and intensity of device and equipment use. The FALL SAFE INSPECTOR® allows you to easily record and access information on inspections, inventory and use. It tracks equipment assignments by worker or location and automates the inspection process. There are multiple system options available that allow for easy-access and time-saving information.
Every time before use, check (visually and tactile) the condition of the equipment components: textile material (straps, ropes, stitching) must not show any signs of abrasion, fraying, burns, chemical or cuts. The metal material (buckles, karabiners, hooks, cable and metal rings) must not show any signs of wear, corrosion, deformation or defects and should operate correctly.

  • WARNING: it is essential for safety that equipment is withdrawn from use immediately if:
    1) Any doubt arise about its condition for safe use or;
    2) It have been used to arrest a fall. It cannot be used again until confirmed in writing by a competent person that it is acceptable to do so;
    For your safety read all contained information on this general instructions, as well as the specific instructions accompanying the device and make sure that you understand them; ensure the equipment conditions and all recommendation of security; ensure that the components are compatible with each other and be sure if are fulfilled with the rules, regulations and directives; ensure an emergency plan, check the work safety conditioning and confirm all system are assembled correctly without interfering with each other.
  • WARNING: use of combinations of items of equipment in which the safe function on any one item is affected by or interferes with the safe function of another.
  • WARNING: a rescue plan shall be in place to deal with any emergencies that could arise during work.
  • WARNING: Remind to check the limitation and the compatibility of the device. Remember that the ropes have different particularities and can be changed according to the weather conditions. The manufacturer declines any responsibility for accidents, injuries or death due to improper and incorrect use by the user, all other usage procedures must be considered forbidden. The equipment shall not be used outside its limitations, or for any purpose other than that for which it is intended.
  • WARNING: it is essential for safety to verify the free space required beneath the user at the workplace before each occasion of use, so that in the case of a fall, there will be no collision with the ground or other obstacle in the fall path.
    As the name suggests, the PPE is for personal use. In exceptional cases used by a second user, carry out a check of the equipment before and after usage and if possible take note of the relevant information.
  • WARNING: never use a PPE without knowing the provenance, or neither if the inspection records are not updated as it is issued.
    All the materials and treatments used are antiallergenic; they should not cause skin irritations or sensitivity. The connectors are made of steel, zinc plated; light alloy, polished or anodized: stainless steel, polished.
  • WARNING: during the use avoid the following hazards that may affect the performance of the equipment: extremes of temperature, trailing or looping of lanyards or lifelines over sharp edges, chemical reagents, electrical conductivity, cutting, abrasion, climatic exposure and pendulum falls.

MARKING

WARNING: Never remove or damage the labels and marking; after use check if they are legible.
The following information is etched on the device: CE marking; (Number of the production process controlling body); Name of the manufacturer or of the person responsible for the product introduction on the market; standard (number and year of the standard; the logo that warns the user to carefully read the user instructions attached to the product; production lot number; year of production; maximum load applicable in kN, the strength indicated is the lowest value guaranteed by the producer. The marking on the device are indicated in different places depending on the dimension. See more detailed in “Specific Instructions”.
WARNING: Check the markings are legible even after use.
WARNING: it is essential for the safety of the user that if the product is re-sold outside the original country of destination the reseller shall provide instructions for use, for maintenance, for periodic examination and for repair in the language of the country in which the product is to be used.

LIFE TIME

It is rather difficult to establish the length of the device’s life, as it can be adversely affected by several negative factors such as intense, frequent or improper use; the conditions the device is required to work in (humid, freezing and icy conditions); wear; corrosion; serious stress with or without relative deformation; exposure to heat sources; improper storage; device age; exposure to chemical agents… (plus any further reason, not merely limited to all the foregoing reasons). Taking the adequate care of your device (please consult the “Maintenance”) will have a considerable influence on and will definitely increase device durability and long life. By the way of example, the following can be considered as a rule to determine standard potential durability of devices, tools and equipment: ten years for fall protection harness, fall protection vests/jackets/ coveralls, accessories (lanyards, foot loop, suspension trauma and relief strap) anchor lines, anchor straps, ropes, carrying bags, fall arrest webbing blocks and sharp edge tested; eight years for equipment conditioned to extreme environments (harness, lanyards, vests, jackets and coveralls); undefined for connectors, descenders, rope clamps, rope grabs, pulleys, anchor points; especially 10 years (5 in stock – 5 in use) for gloves and helmet . It is nevertheless recommended that you replace your devices, tools and equipment at least every 10 years, considering that in the meantime new techniques or regulations may have become applicable and the equipment may no longer be compliant and/or compatible.
WARNING: The lifetime of equipment can be limited in case of severe falls, extreme temperatures, contact with harmful chemicals, sharp edges and the absence of markings or labels.

ELIMINATION/ DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

You should dispose of the equipment if: the lifetime has been exceed; if you suspect that the equipment is not safe; if it is obsolete (incompatible with modern equipment or that do not conform to the standards updates); if it has been in a fall event (see the fall arrest indicator was violated); if it is over than 10 years.
The materials used in the equipment production may cause environmental impacts. For this purpose it is recommended that the equipment are disposed of in accordance with the laws in force in the country where the disposal is taking place.
WARNING: The equipment which is not in operable condition or used in a fall event must be destroyed immediately.

REPARATION

ATTENTION!!! Any modification on the product void the guarantee and can compromise the user’s safety. The possibility of re-using the device must be authorized exclusively by the producer with a prior written consent that reserves the right to carry out appropriated examinations and testing. Only the manufacture or authorized staff can make the repairs and tampering.

MAINTENANCE, CLEANING AND INSPECTION

Check before, after and during use that the equipment works properly. If you need wash the components use clean water with a small amount of neutral soap to remove persistent dirt or if the purpose is disinfect dissolve a disinfectant which contains quaternary ammonium salts in warm water (max. 20ºC), soak the equipment in this solution for one hour. Rinse with potable water and leave them to dry out in the open air protected from sunlight. WARNING: when the equipment becomes wet, either from in use or when due to cleaning, I shall be allowed t dry naturally, and shall be kept away from direct heat. If you need to lubricate the metal components you must use only silicone based oil spray. WARNING: Remove the excess oil and check that if the lubrication don’t interferes the interaction between the device, others components of the system and the user’s. Accordingly to the EN 365:2004 the PPE periodical examination should be carried out at least every 12 months by the manufacturer or a competent person specifically authorized by the manufacturer. The frequency of inspection must vary depending on the intensity of usage, in order to ensure the durability of the product and safety of the user. The inspection reports must be kept by the PPE owner. The result of the inspection must always accompany the product. If the report is missing or illegible, do not use the device. In case of doubt, the product should always be rejected. The FALL SAFE INSPECTOR® allows you to easily record and access information on inspections, inventory and use. It tracks equipment assignments by worker or location and automates the inspection process. There are multiple system options available that allow for easy-access and time-saving information. WARNING: for regular periodic examination, and that the safety of users depends upon the continued efficiently and durability of the equipment. WARNNG: periodic examination are only to be conducted by a person competent for periodic examination and strictly in accordance with the manufacture´s periodic examination procedures.

STORAGE/ TRANSPORT

Remove the item from its container and store it in a cool, dry, well-aired place. There must not be any corrosive, solvent substances or heat sources (max. 80°C/ 176°F) in the storage place. The device must not come in contact with other sharp objects which can damage it. Never store the equipment before having thoroughly dried it and avoid storing it in places with a high saline concentration. Except for the above-mentioned indications, there are no special precautions to be used during the transport. Avoid leaving your equipment in a car or in a closed placed exposed to the sunlight.

GUARANTEE

The products are guaranteed for 12 months against any defects in material or manufacture. To analyse defects in materials and manufacture contact our after-sales service to get the address to which should return the defective product in your country. Notes: Exclusions from the guarantee – incorrect wear, oxidation, leaking batteries in headlamps, modification/ alteration, poor storage, poor maintenance, damage due to accident or negligence, damage due use of product for which it is not designed. The manufacture guarantee also does not apply if the serial number is no longer legible, any label has been removed from the product, if has been written on with a marker, covered by stickers or using others tools for this purpose and if the annual inspection are not been realized.

SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS

WARNINGS:
medical conditions could affect the safety of the equipment user in normal and emergency use. The equipment shall be used by a person trained and competent in its safe use. A rescue plan shall be in place to deal with any emergencies that arise during work. Marking, alterations or additions to the equipment without the manufacturer´s prior written consent, and that any repair shall only be carried out in accordance with manufacturer´s
procedures. The equipment shall not be used outside its limitations, or for any purpose other than that for which it is intended. The equipment should be a personal issue item, where this is applicable. Any dangers that may arise by the use of combinations of items of equipment in which the safe function of any one item is aFected by or interferes with the safe function of another. Stating that it is essential for safety that equipment is withdrawn from use
immediately should: any doubt arise about its condition for safe use or it have been used to arrest fall and not use again until confirmed in writing by a competent person that it is acceptable to do so. It´s essential for safety to verify the free space required beneath the user at the workspace before each occasion of use, so that, in the case of a fall, there will be no collision with the ground or other obstacle in the fall path. The hazards that may aFect the
performance of the equipment and corresponding safety precautions that have to be observed (looping of the lanyards, chemical reagents, cutting, climatic exposure, etc). The anchor device is used as a part of a fall arrest system, the user shall be equipped with a means of limiting the maximum dynamic forces exerted on the user during the arrest of a fall to a maximum of 6 kN. Warning: it´s recommended the anchor device is marked with the date of the next or
last inspection. The anchor device should only be used for personal fall arrest and not for liFting equipment. Warning: the periodic examinations are only to be conducted by a competent person por periodic examination and strictly in accordance with the manufacturer’s periodic examination procedures. Warning: it´s essential for the safety of the user that if the product is re-sold outside the original country of destination the reseller shall provide instruction for use, for maintenance, for periodic examination and for repair in the language of the country in which the product is to be used. EU declaration of conformity you can find in our website: www.fallsafe-online.com.

Purpose:

The dual sliding beam anchor is used as an anchorage connector for a personal fall arrest system. It´s designed to be attached on the horizontal I-beam. The beam achor might be used as an end termination for either a shock-absorbing or self-rectracting lifeline for fall arrest, or with a positioning lanyard for fall restraint. Limitations: may only be installed on beams with flanges within the adjustment range of the model (see the SPECIFICATION).

Capacity: is designed for one person’s use with a combined weight (clothing, tools, etc…) of no more than 140 kg. No more than one personal protective system may be connected to this equipment at one time. Freefall: personal fall arrest system used with this equipment must be rigged to limit the free fall to a maximum of 1.8 m. The maximum free fall must always be within the manufacturer´s free fall capacity of the system
components used to arrest the fall. When a free fall greater than 1.8 m and up to a maximum of 3.6 m is possible, FALL SAFE® recommends using a personal fall arrest system incorporated with an energy-absorbing lanyard. Swing falls: before installing or using, make consideration for eliminating or minimizing all swing fall hazards. Swing fall occur when the anchor is not directly above the location where a fall occurs. The user must always work
as close to be in line with the anchor point as possible. Swings fall significantly increase the possibility of serious injuries or death in the event of a fall. Fall clearence: there must be sufficient clearance below the anchorage connector to arrest a fall before the user strikes the ground or other obstruction. The clearence required is dependent on the following safety factors; elevation of fixed beam anchor, lenght os connecting subsystem, deceleration
distance, movement of harness attachment element, worker height and free fall distance. Distance clearance (DC) = length of the lanyard (LL) + deceleration distance (DD) + height of suspended worker (HH) + safety distance (SD).

ATTENTION: the fixed beam anchor is designed for use with FALL SAFE® approved components or CE certified components. Use of this equipment with non-approved components may result in incompatibility between
the equipment and could aFect the reliability, safety of the complete system. A full-body harness must be worn by the user when connected to the fixed beam anchor. When making connections with the beam anchor, eliminate all possibility of roll-out. Roll-out occurs when interference between a hook and the attachment point causes the hook gate to unintentionally open and release. All connectors gate must be self-closing and self-locking.
Inspection frequency: before each use inspects the beam anchor according to the following steps and check the beam anchor components for part identification. The beam anchor must be formally inspected by a competent person other than the user annually. Record the results in the “EQUIPMENT RECORD”.

FS861 – FIXED BEAM ANCHOR – APPLICATION

Purpose:
The fixed beam anchor is used as an anchorage connector for a personal fall arrest system. It´s designed to be attached on the horizontal or vertical I-beam. The fixed beam achor might be used as an end termination for either a shock-absorbing or self-rectracting lifeline for fall arrest, or with a positioning lanyard for fall restraint. Limitations: may only be installed on beams with flanges within the adjustment range of the model (see the SPECIFICATION).

Capacity: is designed for one person’s use with a combined weight (clothing, tools, etc…) of no more than 140 kg. No more than one personal protective system may be connected to this equipment at one time. Freefall: personal fall arrest system used with this equipment must be rigged to limit the free fall to a maximum of 1.8 m. The maximum free fall must always be within the manufacturer´s free fall capacity of the system
components used to arrest the fall. When a free fall greater than 1.8 m and up to a maximum of 3.6 m is possible, FALL SAFE® recommends using a personal fall arrest system incorporated with an energy-absorbing lanyard. Swing falls: before installing or using, make consideration for eliminating or minimizing all swing fall hazards. Swing fall occurs when the anchor is not directly above the location where a fall occurs. The user must always work
as close to be in line with the anchor point as possible. Swings fall significantly increase the possibility of serious injuries or death in the event of a fall. Fall clearance: there must be sufficient clearance below the anchorage connector to arrest a fall before the user strikes the ground or other obstruction. The clearance required is dependent on the following safety factors; elevation of fixed beam anchor, length os connecting subsystem, deceleration
distance, movement of harness attachment element, worker height and free fall distance. Distance clearance (DC) = length of the lanyard (LL) + deceleration distance (DD) + height of suspended worker (HH) + safety distance (SD).

ATTENTION: the fixed beam anchor is designed for use with FALL SAFE® approved components or CE certified components. Use of this equipment with non-approved components may result in incompatibility between
the equipment and could aFect the reliability, safety of the complete system. A full-body harness must be worn by the user when connected to the fixed beam anchor. When making connections with the beam anchor, eliminate all possibility of roll-out. Roll-out occurs when interference between a hook and the attachment point causes the hook gate to unintentionally open and release. All connectors gate must be self-closing and self-locking.
Inspection frequency: before each use inspects the beam anchor according to the following steps and check the beam anchor components for part identification. The beam anchor must be formally inspected by a competent person other than the user annually. Record the results in the “EQUIPMENT RECORD”.

FS874 – DUAL-BEAM TROLLEY ANCHOR – APPLICATION

Purpose: The dual-beam trolley anchor is used as an anchorage connector for a personal fall arrest system. It´s designed to be attached on the horizontal I-beam. The beam achor might be used as an end termination for either a shock-absorbing or self-retracting lifeline for fall arrest, or with a positioning lanyard for fall restraint. Limitations: may only be installed on beams with flanges within the adjustment range of the model (see the SPECIFICATION).

Capacity: is designed for one person’s use with a combined weight (clothing, tools, etc…) of no more than 140 kg. No more than one personal protective system may be connected to this equipment at one time. Free fall: personal fall arrest system used with this equipement must be rigged to limit the free fall to a maximum of 1.8 m. The maximum free fall must always be within the manufacture´s free fall capacity of the system
components used to arrest the fall. When a free fall greater than 1.8 m and up to a maximum of 3.6 m is possible, FALL SAFE® recommends using a personal fall arrest system incorporating with an energy absorbing lanyard. Swing falls: before installing or using, make consideration for eliminating or minimizing all swing fall hazards. Swing fall occur when the anchor is not directly above the location where a fall occurs. The user must always work
as close to be in line with the anchor point as possible. Swings fall significantly increase the possibility of serius injuris or death in the event of a fall. Fall clearence: there must be suficient clearence below the anchorage connector to arrest a fall before the user strikes the ground or other obstruction. The clearence required is dependent on the following safety factors; elevation of fixed beam anchor, lenght os connecting subsystem, deceleration
distance, movement of harness attachment element, worker height, and free fall distance. Distance clearance (DC) = length of the lanyard (LL) + deceleration distance (DD) + height of suspended worker (HH) + safety distance (SD).

ATTENTION: the fixed beam anchor is designed for use with FALL SAFE® approved components or CE certified components. Use of this equipment with non-approved components may result in incompatibility between
equipment and could affect the reliability,safety of the complete system. A full-body harness must be worn by the user when connected to the fixed beam anchor. When making connections with the beam anchor, eliminate all possibility of roll-out. Roll-out occurs when interference between a hook and the attachment point causes the hook gate to unintentionally open and release. All connectors gate must be self-closing and self-locking.
Inspection frequency: before each use inspect the beam anchor according to the following steps and check the beam anchor components for part identification. The beam anchor must be formally inspected by a competent person other than the user annually. Record the results in the “EQUIPMENT RECORD”.

FS860, FS861 AND FS874 – INSPECTION STEPS
  1. Look for cracks, dents or deformities. Look for bening or wear on the hexagonal rod, beam clamps, quick release lock pin and tightening handle. Ensure no parts are missing;
  2. Inspect entire unit for excessive corrosion;
  3. Ensure the quick release lock pin can be inserted through the hole on safety lock button and locks in place;
  4. Record the inspection date and the results in the “EQUIPMENT RECORD”.

ATTENTION: if the inspection reveals an unsafe or defective condition remove unit from service and destroy or return to FALL SAFE® for check the possibility of repair. WARNING: Only FALL SAFE® or authorized are qualified to repair this equipment. ATTENTION: it is the responsibility of the users to assure they are familiar with the instructions and are trained in the correct care and use of this equipment. Users must also be aware of the operating
characteristics, application limits and the consequences of improper use.

FS860, FS861 AND FS874 – MANTEINANCE, SERVICE AND STORAGE

Periodically clean the beam anchor by water and a mild soap solution. DO NOT USE ACIDS or other caustic chemicals that could damage the system components. A lubricant may be applied to the quick safety lock button and the release lock pin. Storage the equipment in a cool, dry dark place, chemically neutral, away from sharp edges coners, souces of heat, humidity, corrosive substances or other damaging conditions.

DONNING AND SETUP

FS860

FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 1FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 2FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 3

  1. Remove the quick release lock pins. Then press the safety lock to adjust the sliding clamps;
  2. Place the Dual Sliding Beam Anchor onto beam flange on the bottom or top position of the I-beam;
  3. Place a sliding clamp against one side of the beam flange. Slide the other sliding clamp against opposite side of the beam flange. Ensure the D-ring is at the middle position of the I-beam.
  4. Ensure the safety lock is in the nearest position to the beam flange;
  5. Insert the quick release lock pins to fix the safety locks, ensuring pins are locked into place;
  6. Ensure the safety lock have not bottomed out. If safety lock has bottomed out, reinstall the sliding clamp to the next locking position.
    If the quick release lock pin is damaged or absent, the equipment is still in a workable condition. However for safety concerning, when one of the
    quick release lock pins is damaged or absent, the equipment must be sent back to your dealers, distributors, or manufacturer to replace a new
    quick-release lock pin.
FS861FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 4FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 5
  1. Remove the quick release lock pins. Open the adjustable beam block by turnnig the tightening handle counter-clochwise.
    Then press the safety lock to adjust the beam size;
  2. Place the Fixed Beam Anchor onto beam flange on the bottom, top position or side of the I-beam;
  3. Place the fixed beam clamp against one side of the beam flange. Slide the adjustable clamp against opposite side of the beam flange;
  4. Ensure the safety lock is in nearest position to the beam flange;
  5. Insert the quick release lock pins to fix the safety locks, ensuring pins are locked into place;
  6. To secure the Fixed Beam Anchor onto the flange, swivel the tightening handle away from the hexagonal rod and turn
    adjustment handle clockwise in half turns. Ensure beam clamps are tight against both sides of the flange. Only hands tighten is allowed.
    Ensure the quick release lock pin has not bottomed out. If adjustment pin has bottomed out, reinstall the Fixed Beam Anchor to the next
    locking position. If the quick release lock pin is damaged absent, the equipment is still in workable cthe quick release lock pin is damaged
    or absent, the equipment must be sent back to your ondition. However, for safety concerning, when dealers, distributors, or manufacturer to
    replace a new quick release lock pin.
FS847FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 6FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block FIG 7
  1. Remove the quick-release lock pins. Then press the safety lock to adjust the trolley clamps;
  2. Place the Dual Beam Trolley Anchor onto beam flange on the bottom position of the I-beam;
  3. Place trolley clamp against one side of the beam flange. Slide the other trolley clamp against the opposite side of the beam flange.
    Ensure the D-ring is at the middle position of the I-beam;
  4. Ensure the safety lock is in the nearest position to the beam flange.
  5. Insert the quick release lock pins to fix the safety locks, ensuring pins are locked into place;
  6. Ensure the quick-release lock pins have not bottomed out. If quick release pins have bottomed out, reinstall the trolley clamp to the next
    locking position. If the quick release lock pin is damaged or absent, the equipment is still in a workable condition.
    However for safety concerning, when one of the quick release lock pins is damaged or absent, the equipment must be sent back to your
    dealers, distributors, or manufacturers to replace a new quick-release lock pin.

Documents / Resources

FALL SAFE IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block [pdf] Instructions
IKAR-HAS9 Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block, IKAR-HAS9, Controlled Descent Fall Arrest Block

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