ABS-Lock SYS - traversable
ABS lifeline systems: ABS-Lock II (8 mm) & IV (6 mm)

Product image of the ABS special stainless steel cable (red and colourless)
Stainless steel cable made from extremely robust AISI 316 steel material. The 6mm version is also available in the easily recognisable warning colour red. Weight: 152g/m (6mm), 250g/m (8mm). Pre-packed lengths: 2.5m sections available up to 20m; over 20m = 5m sections. Price per meter.
Presenting our ABS-Lock II & IV lifeline systems in moving images: Watch our short product video to find out more about its most important features!
Image showing a fully-traversable ABS TI Bracket - an intermediate bracket for lifeline systems
Install an ABS TI Bracket on top of an intermediate support in a lifeline system for a fully-traversable solution
Image showing an ABS ForceLimiter for anchorage systems - specially designed to stretch and reduce the force of a fall
If an individual falls whilst connected up to an ABS-Lock SYS lifeline system, our ABS ForceLimiter reduces the force exerted on the subsurface
Image showing a specifiation plate for safety systems, e.g. lifeline system, to protect against fall from height
Mandatory sign for safety systems, e.g. lifeline systems, manufactured from stainless steel material with weather-resistant, laser-etched specifications.
Image showing an ABS-Lock SYS lifeline system being used in an overhead installation
A highly flexible fall arrest solution: The roller glider attached to the lifeline system allows the user to move around freely on top of the machine
Image showing an ABS RopeGlide roller glider - use it with a steel cable or connector for a perfect fall protection solution
ABS RopeGlide: High-quality roller glider for flexible use on kernmantel ropes in temporarily erected single rope fields or on ABS-Lock SYS lifeline systems.

Product information ABS-Lock SYS - traversable

These traversable lifeline systems offer an uninterrupted fall arrest solution for installation along the edge of a fall danger zone. Both systems have been awarded national technical approval and are available for a large range of surfaces. Simply attach a glider to skate straight over the intermediate supports and corner elements in the system.

  • National technical approval ("abZ"): Z-14.9-786
    (pls. observe the installation instructions provided in the "abZ")
  • EN 795:2012, C & CEN/TS 16415:2013
  • Add an ABS TI-FlexCurve (corner element) and ABS TI-Bracket (intermediate bracket) for a fully-traversable system
  • Suitable for installation on virtually any surface
  • Ideal for flat roofs (schools, gyms, warehouses etc.)
  • Simultaneous protection for up to 4 individuals
  • Robust 8 mm or 6 mm stainless steel cable (V4A)
    • Variant 6mm optionally available in red

Find out more about our ABS-Lock SYS - traversable Traversable lifeline systems that provide uninterrupted fall protection

Using a traversable ABS-Lock SYS II or ABS-Lock SYS IV lifeline system guarantees that your workers in a fall danger zone are secured over longer stretches - without interruption and without being impeded in their work. When special gliders that simply glide right over the intermediate supports and corner elements are used with these anchorage systems, it is no longer necessary to unhook/rehook your carabiner. This allows up to 4 workers working high up to continue with their work safely and without being restricted in any way - on a roof (pitched or flat), crane way or traverse in an event hall: The range of possible applications is endless.

ABS Safety's lifeline systems are manufactured from high-quality V4A stainless steel and are available in 2 cable thicknesses: Our ABS-Lock SYS II system is based on a strong stainless steel cable with a diameter of 8 mm; The cable of our lighter ABS-Lock SYS IV system is 6 mm in diameter. These systems can be run along the edge of a fall danger zone in virtually any desired length - and can be easily led around corners or obstacles using specially-designed curve elements. The main highlight of our traversable anchorage systems is our easy-to-use ABS TI-FlexCurve device. This simple, stainless steel curve element is simply bent by hand to the required angle (max. 90°; Rope run up to max. 120°) - and because this component can also be twisted and aligned as required, it can easily cope with corners and compensate for differences in height.

If you want to use a cable glider with these systems, you can choose between our lightweight, standard aluminium glider, our ABS ProSlide, and our deluxe model, ABS SkyRoll, which is equipped with smooth-running stainless steel rollers. The user can connect up to the respective glider using an ABS Lanyard which links up the anchorage device to the safety harness worn by the worker. Once safely connected, your workers can move around without interruption - the cable glider simply follows them as they move along the whole length of your traversable lifeline system. If the user falls, his fall is safely arrested. Of course, our portfolio also includes all the components you require to put together your personal fall protection kit (PPE).

All ABS Safety lifeline systems have been awarded national technical approval ("abZ") by the German Institute for Construction Technology (DIBt) and are suitable for numerous different surfaces. These certifications not only apply to the components of our permanently-installed lifeline systems but also to our ABS ProSlide and ABS SkyRoll gliders. The respective products are labelled with the required Ü symbol. The abZ contains all the information on the different models and surfaces approved by the DIBt (concrete, steel, single anchorage points with an abZ and/or ETA certification). Naturally, these systems have also been tested in accordance with EN 795, type C.

A lifeline system offers the most efficient protection when it is carefully planned and integrated into the surrounding architecture. Simply contact our Team that would be happy to help you with the design and realisation of your own individual anchorage solution.

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Accessories / Components

Lifeline tensioning element - designed to compensate deviations in temperature

Flexible and fully traversable curve element - specially designed for lifeline systems

Detachable aluminium glider for traversable lifeline systems

Aluminium roller glider for overhead fall protection systems

Overhead glider for lifeline systems (8 mm) - straight routes