Can a self-retracting lanyard (SRL) be used in an aerial or elevated work platform?

When work requires the use of an aerial or elevated work platform (such as a scissor lift or boom lift), the preferred connection method is with an adjustable, non-energy absorbing lanyard designed to prevent the user from going over a rail. 

Safewaze SRL-P devices are authorized for personal use in scissor and boom lifts in accordance with all manufacturer instructions under OSHA regulation. The user must continually work from the main platform of the lift; climbing onto the safety rails or side of the work platform is prohibited.

Note that if the worksite is operating under EM 385-1-1 guidelines, SRL devices are authorized for use in scissor lifts as long as the manufacturer specifies that they are suitable for such use. On such sites, SRL devices are not authorized for use with a boom lift.

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