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Werner Announces New Bantam Switch SRL

Werner, a leader in ladders, climbing products, and fall protection equipment, announced the arrival of the new Fall Protection Bantam Switch SRL. The Werner Fall Protection Bantam Switch is an advancement to self-retracting lifelines; an accessory that is necessary for professionals working at height.

The new self-retracting lifeline (SRL) advancement enables the housing unit’s weight to be reduced from the wearer’s back. SRLs give users safety, flexibility and freedom of movement while working at heights.

“Our goal when designing the new Bantam Switch SRL was to reduce the weight of the housing units that professionals carry on their back to zero pounds and we’ve now become the first in our industry to achieve that,” said Melissa Moss, Product Marketing Manager at WernerCo Professional Brands. “By connecting the housing unit to the anchor point versus the traditional approach of connecting the unit to the D-ring on the user’s harness, Werner has reduced the weight and bulk the professional carries.”

Ultimately, the new Werner Fall Protection Bantam Switch can be used for a variety of applications and provides unburdened movement without the extra weight of an SRL on a worker’s back. Self-retracting lifelines protect users on the jobsite and minimize injuries. The new Werner Fall Protection Bantam Switch enables professionals to decrease their load but increase productivity.

The Werner Fall Protection Bantam Switch encompasses:

  • More flexibility: Simplified back pad gives users a greater range of motion.
  • Transfers weight off user: The change in mechanism placement transfers the weight of the SRL housing unit from the user to the anchor point.
  • Innovation: The industry has been looking for ways to reduce the weight of housing units professionals carry on their back. The Bantam Switch connects the housing unit to the anchor point verses the D-ring, removing the extra weight. 
  • Reduces impact of fall: The backpack-style shock pack reduces the impact of a fall.
  • Increases comfort: The anchor-attaching housing unit, paired with the omni-directional swivel, transfers most weight from the user’s back to the anchor point without compromising performance. The swivel at the housing connection helps reduce line twists.

Werner has eight new Class 1 models of the Fall Protection Bantam Switch SRL, available in multiple weights in addition to single- or twin-leg options. The new SRL is also ANSI and OSHA certified. 

For more information about Werner’s Fall Protection equipment or to buy Werner products, please contact a UT&F showroom in Houston at 713-692-2323; in San Antonio at 210-495-8665; or College Station at 979-731-8665.