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ANSI Z359.14 Class B

ANSI A10.32

CSA Z259.2.2-98 Type 1

OSHA

This manual is intended to meet the Manufacturer’s 

Instructions as required by the above listed standards 

and should be used as part of an employee training 

program as required by OSHA.

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Figure 1  –  Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline Models

A - Steel Carabiner

B - Steel Snap Hook

C - Steel Swiveling Snap Hook

D - Steel Rebar Hook

Swivel End

Lifeline End

Model

Swivel End

Lifeline End

A - 2000192

(Optional)

Single SRL Models

B

C

D

ANSI

3100400

1

3100401

1

3100402

1

3100403

1

1

3100404

1

1

3100405

1

1

CSA

3100406

1

3100407

1

3100408

1

3100409

1

1

3100410

1

1

3100411

1

1

A - 2000192

Twin SRL Harness Mount Models

B

C

D

ANSI

3100412

1

2

3100413

1

2

3100414

1

2

CSA

3100415

1

2

3100416

1

2

3101257

1

2

© 3M 2017

FORM NO: 5903744 

REV: C

SELF RETRACTINg LIFELINES

Model Numbers: (See Figure 1) 

 


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WARNING: This product is part of a personal fall arrest, work positioning, or rescue system. The user must 

follow the manufacturer’s instructions for each component of the system. These instructions must be provided 

to the user of this equipment. The user must read and understand these instructions before using this 

equipment. Manufacturer’s instructions must be followed for proper use and maintenance of this equipment. 

Alterations or misuse of this product or failure to follow instructions may result in serious injury or death.

IMPORTANT: If you have questions on the use, care, or suitability of this equipment for your application, 

contact 

3M Fall Protection.

IMPORTANT: Before using this equipment, record the product identification information from the ID label in 

the inspection and maintenance log of this manual.

DESCRIPTIONS:

 Figure 2 illustrates key components of the base Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL). The Rebel SRLs are 6 

ft. (1.8 m) lifelines, equipped with an in-line Load Indicator, which retract into a Thermoplastic Housing. Rebel 

SRLs are available in multiple model configurations that allow attachment to an anchorage point, single or dual 

mounting on a Full Body Harness, or similar equipment (see Figure 1). The Rebel SRL automatically locks at the 

onset of a fall to arrest the fall, but pays out and retracts lifeline during normal movement by the attached user.

Figure 2  –  Rebel Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) Components

B

D

F

G

A

C

E

- Swivel  B -Swivel Eye  C - Carabiner (optional)  D - Housing  E - Web Lifeline  F - Load Indicator  G - Snap Hook  

 


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1.0 APPLICATIONS

1.1 PURPOSE:  Self Retracting Lifelines (SRLs) are designed to be a component in a personal fall arrest system 

(PFAS). Figure 1 illustrates SRLs covered by this instruction manual and their typical applications. They 

may be used in most situations where a combination of worker mobility and fall protection is required (i.e. 

inspection work, general construction, maintenance work, oil production, confined space work, etc.). 

1.2 STANDARDS: Your SRL conforms to the national standard(s) identified on the front cover of these 

instructions. Refer to local, state, and federal (OSHA) requirements governing occupational safety for 

additional information regarding Personal Fall Arrest Systems. Refer to the following national standards on fall 

protection:

ANSI Z359.0

Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest

ANSI Z359.1

Safety Requirements for Personal Fall Arrest Systems, Subsystems, and Components

ANSI Z359.2

Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program

ANSI ANSI A10.32 Personal Fall Protection use in Construction and Demolition

1.3 TRAINING: This equipment is intended to be used by persons trained in its correct application and use. It is the 

responsibility of the user to assure they are familiar with these 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.

2.0  LIMITATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Always consider the following limitations and requirements when installing or using this equipment:

2.1 CAPACITY: SRLs are designed for use by one person with a combined weight (person, clothing, tools, etc.) 

not exceeding 310 lbs (140 kg) and at least 75 lbs (34 kg).
At no time shall more than one person connect to a single SRL for fall arrest applications.

2.2  MAXIMUM ARREST FORCE AND MAXIMUM ARREST DISTANCE: SRLs documented in this instruction meet 

the following Arrest Force and Arrest Distance maximums:

Weight of Worker

Up to 310 lbs (140 kg)

Average Arresting Force

900 lbs (4.0 kN)

Maximum Arresting Force

1,350 lbs (6.0 kN)

Maximum Arrest Distance

42 in (1.07 m)

2.3 ANCHORAGE: Anchorages selected for fall arrest systems shall have a strength capable of sustaining static 

loads applied in the directions permitted by the system of at least:
1.  5,000 lbs. (22.2 kN) for non-certified anchorages, or

2.  Two times the maximum arresting force for certified anchorages.
When more than one fall arrest system is attached to an anchorage, the strengths set forth in (1) and (2) 

above shall be multiplied by the number of systems attached to the anchorage.

FROM OSHA 1926.500 AND 1910.66:

 Anchorages used for attachment of personal fall arrest systems shall be 

independent of any anchorage being used to support or suspend platforms, and capable of supporting at least 5,000 lbs. per 

user attached, or be designed, installed, and used as part of a complete personal fall arrest systems which maintains a safety 

factor of at least two, and is under the supervision of a qualified person.

2.4  RESCUE PLAN: When using this equipment, the employer must have a rescue plan and the means at hand 

to implement it and communicate that plan to users, authorized persons, and rescuers.

2.5  INSPECTION FREQUENCY: SRLs shall be inspected by the authorized person

1

 or rescuer

2

 before each use. 

Additionally, inspections shall be conducted by a competent person

3

 other than the user, and by a factory 

authorized inspection entity. The competent person shall use the Inspection Schedule (Table 1) to determine 

appropriate inspection intervals. Inspection procedures are described in the “Inspection Checklist” (Table 2). 

Results of the Competent Person inspection should be recorded in the “Inspection and Maintenance Log” on 

the back pages of these instructions.

1  Authorized Person:

 A person assigned by the employer to perform duties at a location where the person will be exposed to a fall hazard.

2 Rescuer:

 Person or persons other than the rescue subject acting to perform an assisted rescue by operation of a rescue system.

3  Competent Person:

 An individual designated by the employer to be responsible for the immediate supervision, implementation, and monitoring of the employ-

er’s managed fall protection program who, through training and knowledge, is capable of identifying, evaluating, and addressing existing and potential fall hazards, 

and who has the employer’s authority to take prompt corrective action with regard to such hazards.

 


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Table 1  –  Inspection Schedule

Type of Use

Application 

Examples

Conditions of Use

Inspection Frequency

Competent Person

User

Infrequent to Light

Rescue and 

Confined 

Space, Factory 

Maintenance

Good Storage Conditions, Indoor or Infrequent 

Outdoor Use, Room Temperature, Clean 

Environments

Annually

Before 

each use

Moderate to Heavy

Transportation, 

Residential 

Construction, 

Utilities, 

Warehouse

Fair Storage Conditions, Indoor and Extended 

Outdoor Use, All Temperatures, Clean or 

Dusty Environments

Semi-Annually  

to Annually

Before 

each use

Severe to 

Continuous

Commercial 

Construction, Oil 

and Gas, Mining

Harsh Storage Conditions, Prolonged or 

Continuous Outdoor Use, All Temperatures, 

Dirty Environment

Quarterly to  

Semi-Annually

Before 

each use

2.6  LOCKING SPEED: Situations which do not allow for an unobstructed fall path should be avoided. Working 

in confined or cramped spaces may not allow the body to reach sufficient speed to cause the SRL to lock if a 

fall occurs. Working on slowly shifting material, such as sand or grain,may not allow enough speed buildup 

to cause the SRL to lock. A clear path is required to assure positive locking of the SRL.

2.7  NORMAL OPERATIONS: Normal operation will allow the full length of the lifeline to extend and retract 

with no hesitation when extending and no slack when retracting as the worker moves at normal speeds. If a 

fall occurs, a speed sensing brake system will activate, stopping the fall and absorbing much of the energy 

created. For falls which occur near the end of the lifeline travel, a reserve lifeline system or Load Indicator 

has been incorporated to assure a reduced impact fall arrest. If the SRL has been subjected to fall forces, 

remove the SRL from service, mark “UNUSABLE”, and dispose of in the recommended manner (see “Section 

5.4 - Disposal”). Sudden or quick movements should be avoided during normal work operation, as this may 

cause the SRL to lock up.

2.8  FREE FALL: When anchored overhead, SRLs will limit the free fall distance to 2 ft. (61 cm) or less. To avoid 

increased fall distances, anchor the SRL directly above the worker. Avoid working where your lifeline may 

cross or tangle with that of another worker. Avoid working where an object may fall and strike the lifeline; 

resulting in loss of balance or damage to the lifeline. Do not allow the lifeline to pass under arms or 

between legs. Never clamp, knot, or prevent the lifeline from retracting or being taut. Avoid slack line. 

Do not lengthen SRL by connecting a lanyard or similar component without consulting 3M Fall 

Protection.

2.9  FALL CLEARANCE: Figure 3A illustrates Fall Clearance requirements. Ensure adequate clearance exists in the fall 

path to prevent striking an object during a fall. If the worker will be working at a position that is not directly below 

the SRL anchorage point, the clearance required and vertical fall distance will be greater.

2.10  SWING FALLS: Swing falls occur when the anchorage point is not directly above the point where a fall 

occurs (see Figure 3B). The force of striking an object in a swing fall may cause serious injury. In a swing 

fall, the total vertical fall distance will be greater than if the user had fallen directly below the anchorage 

point, thus increasing fall clearance required to safely arrest the user. Use Figure 3A to determine the fall 

clearance for your application. Minimize swing falls by working as directly below the anchorage point as 

possible. Never permit a swing fall if injury could occur.

2.11 HAZARDS: Use of this equipment in areas where surrounding hazards exist may require additional precautions to 

reduce the possibility of injury to the user or damage to the equipment. Hazards may include, but are not limited 

to: high heat, caustic chemicals, corrosive environments, high voltage power lines, explosive or toxic gases, 

moving machinery, sharp edges, or overhead materials that may fall and contact the user or fall arrest system.

2.12  SHARP EDGES: Avoid working where the lifeline will be in contact with or abrade against unprotected sharp 

edges. Where contact with a sharp edge is possible, cover the edge with a protective material.

2.13  BODY SUPPORT: A Full Body Harness must be used with the Self Retracting Lifeline. The harness 

connection point must be above the user’s center of gravity. A body belt is not authorized for use with the 

Self Retracting Lifeline. If a fall occurs when using a body belt it may cause unintentional release and possible 

suffocation because of improper body support.

2.14  COMPATIBILITY OF COMPONENTS: Unless otherwise noted, 3M Fall Protection equipment is designed for 

use with 3M Fall Protection approved components and subsystems only. Substitutions or replacements made 

with non approved components or subsystems may jeopardize compatibility of equipment and may affect 

safety and reliability of the complete system.

IMPORTANT:

 Read and follow manufacturer’s instructions for associated components and subsystems in your 

personal fall arrest system.

 


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Figure 3  –  Fall Clearance and Swing Falls

Figure 3A:

Clearance required in feet (meters) between Working Level and 

Nearest Obstruction for User with Total Weight up to 310 lbs  

(140 kg). Do not tie off below the harness Dorsal D-Ring.

7 ft

(2.1 m)

7 ft

(2.1 m)

9 f

t

(2.7 m)

9 f

t

(2.7 m)

11 f

t

(3.4 m)

11 f

t

(3.4 m)

5 ft

(1.5 m)

Clearance between 

Working Level and 

Nearest Obstruction

Figure 3B:

Swing Falls

Clearance between 

Working Level and 

Nearest Obstruction

To determine the clearance required:

 Measure the distance from the user’s harness dorsal connection to the 

anchorage for the Rebel SRL. Both horizontal and vertical distances are required. Use Figure 3A above to determine the 

required clearance between the working level and the nearest obstruction. The dotted lines in the figure represent 1 foot (0.3 

m) increments from the user’s harness dorsal connection to the anchorage. For example, 7 ft (2.1 m) of clearance is required 

when the Rebel unit is anchored 3 1/2 ft (1 m) above and 3 1/2 ft (1 m) to the side of the user’s harness dorsal connection.

NOTE:

 The clearances provided above assume the fall occurs from the standing position.  If the worker is kneeling or 

crouching an additional 3 ft (0.9 m) of clearance is needed.

2.15  COMPATIBILITY OF CONNECTORS: Connectors are considered to be compatible with connecting 

elements when they have been designed to work together in such a way that their sizes and shapes do not 

cause their gate mechanisms to inadvertently open regardless of how they become oriented. Contact 3M Fall 

Protection if you have any questions about compatibility.

  

Connectors (hooks, carabiners, and D-rings) must be capable of supporting at least 5,000 lbs. (22.2 kN). 

Connectors must be compatible with the anchorage or other system components. Do not use equipment 

that is not compatible. Non-compatible connectors may unintentionally disengage (see Figure 4). Connectors 

must be compatible in size, shape, and strength. Self-locking snap hooks and carabiners are required by 

ANSI Z359 and OSHA. 

 


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2.16  MAKING CONNECTIONS: Snap hooks and carabiners used with this equipment must be self-locking. 

Ensure all connections are compatible in size, shape and strength. Do not use equipment that is not 

compatible. Ensure all connectors are fully closed and locked.

3M Fall Protection connectors (snap hooks and carabiners) are designed to be used only as specified in each 

product’s user’s instructions. See Figure 5 for examples of inappropriate connections. Do not connect snap 

hooks and carabiners:
A.  To a D-ring to which another connector is attached.
B.  In a manner that would result in a load on the gate. 

NOTE: Large throat snap hooks should not be connected to standard size D-rings or similar objects which will 

result in a load on the gate if the hook or D-ring twists or rotates, unless the snap hook complies with ANSI 

Z359.1-2007 or ANSI Z359.12 and is equipped with a 3,600 lb (16 kN) gate. Check the marking on your snap hook 

to verify that it is appropriate for your application.

C.  In a false engagement, where features that protrude from the snap hook or carabiner catch on the 

anchor, and without visual confirmation seems to be fully engaged to the anchor point.

D.  To each other.
E.  Directly to webbing or rope lanyard or tie-back (unless the manufacturer’s instructions for both the 

lanyard and connector specifically allows such a connection).

F.  To any object which is shaped or dimensioned such that the snap hook or carabiner will not close and 

lock, or that roll-out could occur.

G.  In a manner that does not allow the connector to align properly while under load.

Figure 4  –  Unintentional Disengagement

Figure 5  –  Inappropriate Connections

If the connecting element to which a snap hook (shown) or carabiner attaches 

is undersized or irregular in shape, a situation could occur where the connecting 

element applies a force to the gate of the snap hook or carabiner. This force may 

cause the gate (of either a self-locking or a non-locking snap hook) to open, 

allowing the snap hook or carabiner to disengage from the connecting point.

Small ring or other 

non-compatibly 

shaped element

Force is applied to the 

Snap Hook.

The Gate presses against 

the Connecting Ring.

The Gate opens allowing 

the Snap Hook to slip off.

A.

B.

C.

D.

E.

F.

G.

 


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3.0 INSTALLATION

3.1 PLANNING: Plan your fall protection 

system before starting your work. Account 

for all factors that may affect your safety 

before, during, and after a fall. Consider 

all requirements and limitations defined in 

Section 2.

IMPORTANT:  In most applications, 

the Rebel SRL can be connected to 

the anchorage or the harness Dorsal 

location. Either orientation is allowed.

3.2 ANCHORAGE: Figure 6 illustrates typical SRL 

anchorage connections. Select an anchorage 

location with minimal free fall and swing 

fall hazards (see Section 2). Select a rigid 

anchorage point capable of sustaining the 

static loads defined in Section 2.2. Rebel 

SRLs must always be anchored at or 

above the user’s Dorsal D-Ring.

IMPORTANT: It is recommended that 

this equipment be installed under the 

supervision of a qualified person, as 

defined by OSHA 1910.66, Appendix C.

3.3   HARNESS MOUNTING OPTIONS: 

Single SRL Full Body Harness Mounting: 

The Rebel SRL can be connected to the 

harness dorsal D-Ring with a Carabiner 

or Snap Hook. (See Figure 8, connection 

examples 1 and 2). Some Rebel models 

include a Carabiner. All include a Snap Hook.

Figure 6  –  Anchorage Connections

A

B

A

B

C

A

B

A - Anchorage  B - Connector  C - Tie-Off Adapter

Connect the Swivel Eye (Rebel components identified in Figure 2) to the D-Ring on the harness using the 

Carabiner included with some Rebel models (or use a suitably rated connector), or use the included Snap 

Hook to connect to the D-Ring. The opposite end of the Rebel must be connected to an anchorage point (see 

Section 2.3) with an included Carabiner (or a suitably rated connector), or the included Snap Hook.
Twin SRL Harness Mounting using a Carabiner: Some Rebel SRL models include a Carabiner (identified 

in Figure 2) which can connect two Rebel SRLs to a Full Body Harness when climbing applications require 

100% tie-off. The Carabiner mounts two Rebel SRLs side-by-side just below the harness Dorsal D-Ring. (See 

Figure 8, connection example 3)
To mount two Rebel SRLs on a Full Body Harness with the Carabiner: (See Figure 7)

1.  Loosen the Harness Webbing: Pull out on the Web Straps (A) where they pass through the 

bottom of the Dorsal D-Ring (B) until there is sufficient space to slide the Carabiner between the 

Web Straps and D-Ring Pad.

2.  Open the Triple-Action Carabiner: Lift up on the Carabiner Gate (1) and twist it 45 degrees 

(2) to align the slot in the gate with the Carabiner frame. Push the Gate (3) inward to open the 

Carabiner. 

3.  Mount the first Rebel SRL on the Carabiner: Insert the Carabiner through the Swivel Eye (C) on 

the SRL. 

4.  Insert the Caribiner through the Web Straps: With the Carabiner Gate held open, insert the 

Carabiner behind the Web Straps. Rotate the Carabiner behind the Web Straps until the Carabiner 

surrounds the the Web Straps and the first Rebel SRL is positioned on the right side of the 

Carabiner.

5.  Mount the second Rebel SRL on the Carabiner: Insert the Carabiner through the Swivel Eye on 

the second SRL. Position the second SRL on the left side of the Carabiner Gate. 

6.  Allow the Carabiner Gate to close and lock. 
7.  Check the mounting of both SRLs:
 When properly mounted, the Carabiner should pass through 

the Web Straps (A) and the SRL Swivel Eyes should be secured on either side of the Carabiner Gate. 

Pull the Web Straps (A) back through the Dorsal D-Ring and D-Ring Pad to eliminate slack in the 

webbing and secure the Carabiner between the Web Straps and D-Ring Pad.

 


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4.0 USE

WARNING: Do not alter or intentionally misuse this equipment. Consult 3M Fall Protection when using this 

equipment in combination with components or subsystems other than those described in this manual. Some 

subsystem and component combinations may interfere with the operation of this equipment. Use caution when 

using this equipment around moving machinery, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, sharp edges, or overhead 

materials that may fall onto the lifeline. Do not loop the lifeline around small structural members. Failure to heed 

this warning may result in equipment malfunction, serious injury, or death.

WARNING: Consult your doctor if there is reason to doubt your fitness to safely absorb the shock from a fall 

arrest. Age and fitness seriously affect a worker’s ability to withstand falls. Pregnant women or minors must not 

use self retracting lifelines.

4.1  BEFORE EACH USE: Before each use of this fall protection equipment carefully inspect it to assure it is 

in good working condition. Check for worn or damaged parts. Ensure all fasteners are present and secure. 

Check that the lifeline is retracting properly by pulling out the line and allowing it to slowly retract. If there 

is any hesitation in retraction, remove the SRL from service, mark “UNUSABLE”, and dispose of in the 

recommended manner (see “Section 5.4 - Disposal”). Inspect the lifeline for cuts, frays, burns, crushing and 

corrosion. Check locking action by pulling sharply on the line. See Section 5 for inspection details.

4.2  AFTER A FALL: Any equipment which has been subjected to the forces of arresting a fall or exhibits 

damage consistent with the effect of fall arrest forces as described in Section 5, must be removed from 

service immediately,  marked “UNUSABLE”, and disposed of in the recommended manner (see “Section 5.4 - 

Disposal”).

4.3  BODY SUPPORT: A full body harness must be worn when using Rebel SRLs. For general fall protection use, 

connect to the back (dorsal) D-ring. For situations such as ladder climbing, it may be useful to connect to 

the front of the harness above the worker’s center of gravity. This is acceptable provided potential free fall is 

less than 2 ft. (61 cm) and footing can be easily regained.

IMPORTANT: Do not use a body belt for free fall applications. See OSHA 1926.502 for guidelines.

4.4  MAKING CONNECTIONS: Figure 8 illustrates harness and anchorage connections for Rebel SRL Fall Arrest 

Systems. When using a hook to make a connection, ensure roll-out cannot occur (see Figure 4). Do not use 

hooks or connectors that will not completely close over the attachment object. Do not use non-locking snap 

hooks. The anchorage must meet the anchorage strength requirements stated in section 2.3. Follow the 

manufacturer’s instructions supplied with each system component.

4.5 OPERATION: Prior to use, inspect the SRL as described in section 5.0. Figure 8 shows system connections 

for typical Rebel SRL applications. Connect the Rebel SRL to a suitable anchorage or mount the SRL on 

the back of a Full Body Harness per the instruction in Section 3. On anchorage connected SRLs, connect 

the Hook or Carabiner on the Load Indicator to the Dorsal D-Ring  on the Full Body Harness. On harness 

mounted SRLs, connect the Hook or Carabiner to a suitable anchorage. Ensure connections are compatible 

in size, shape, and strength. Ensure hooks are fully closed and locked. Once attached, the worker is free to 

move about within the recommended working area at normal speeds. If a fall occurs the SRL will lock and 

arrest the fall. Upon rescue, remove the SRL from use. When working with an SRL, always allow the lifeline 

to recoil back into the device under control.

WARNING: Do not tie or knot the lifeline. Avoid lifeline contact with sharp or abrasive surfaces. Inspect 

the lifeline frequently for cuts, fraying, burns, or signs of chemical damage. Dirt, contaminants, and water 

can lower dielectric properties of the lifeline. Use caution near power lines.

4.6  TWIN LEG INTERFACE 100% TIE-OFF: When two Rebel SRLs are mounted side-by-side on the back of 

a Full Body Harness, the SRL Fall Arrest System can be used for continuous fall protection (100 % tie-off) 

while ascending, descending, or moving laterally (see Figure 9). With the Lifeline Leg of one SRL attached 

to an anchorage point, the worker can move to a new location, attach the unused Lifeline Leg of the other 

SRL to another anchorage point, and then disconnect from the original anchorage point. The sequence is 

repeated until the worker reaches the desired location. Considerations for twin leg 100% tie-off applications 

include the following:

•  Connection of each Lifeline Leg to a separate anchorage point is acceptable (Figure 9).
•  Never connect more than one person at a time to the Twin-Leg system (Figure 10).
•  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.

 


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4.7  HORIZONTAL SYSTEMS: In applications where the Rebel SRL is used in conjunction with a horizontal 

system (i.e. Horizontal Lifeline, Horizontal I-Beams Trolley), the SRL and horizontal system components 

must be compatible. Horizontal systems must be designed and installed under the supervision of a qualified 

engineer. Consult the horizontal system equipment manufacturer’s instructions for details.

Figure 7  –  Twin SRL Harness Connection

Step 1

A

B

Step 2

3

1

2

Step 3

C

Step 4

Step 5

Step 6

A - Web Straps   B - Dorsal D-Ring   C - Swivel Eye, SRL  

 


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Figure 8  –  Rebel SRL System Connections

B

C

A

E

C

E

B

A

C

B

C

A - Dorsal D-Ring  B - Carabiner  C - Snap Hook  D - Rebar Hook  E - Anchorage Point

Figure 9  –  100% Tie-Off

Figure 10  –  Incorrect Attachment

1

2

3

 


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5.0 INSPECTION

5.1  INSPECTION FREQUENCY: The Rebel SRL must be inspected at the intervals defined in “Section 2.5 - 

Inspection Frequency”. Inspection procedures are described in the “Inspection Checklist” (Table 2).

5.2  UNSAFE OR DEFECTIVE CONDITIONS: If inspection reveals an unsafe or defective condition, If 

inspection reveals an unsafe condition, remove the SRL from service, mark “UNUSABLE”, and dispose of in 

the recommended manner (see “Section 5.4 - Disposal”).

5.3  PRODUCT LIFE: The functional life of Rebel SRLs is determined by work conditions and maintenance. As 

long as the SRL passes inspection criteria, it may remain in service.

5.4 DISPOSAL: Dispose of the Rebel SRL if it has been subjected to fall force or inspection reveals an unsafe or 

defective condition. Before disposing of the SRL, cut the Load Indicator off of the Web Lifeline or otherwise 

disable the SRL to eliminate the possibility of inadvertent reuse.

6.0  MAINTENANCE, SERVICING, AND STORAGE

6.1 CLEANING: Cleaning procedures for the Rebel SRL are as follows:

•  Periodically clean the exterior of the SRL using water and a mild soap solution. Position the SRL so 

excess water can drain out. Clean labels as required.

•  Clean the Web Lifeline with water and mild soap solution. Rinse and thoroughly air dry. Do not force dry 

with heat. The lifeline should be dry before allowing it to retract into the housing. An excessive buildup 

of dirt, paint, etc. may prevent the lifeline from fully retracting back into the housing causing a potential 

free fall hazard. 

IMPORTANT: If the lifeline contacts acids or other caustic chemicals, remove the SRL from service 

and wash with water and a mild soap solution. Inspect the SRL per Table 2 before returning to 

service.

6.2 SERVICE: Rebel SRLs are not repairable. If the SRL has been subjected to fall force or inspection reveals 

an unsafe or defective condition, remove the SRL from service, mark “UNUSABLE”, and dispose of in the 

recommended manner (see “Section 5.4 - Disposal”).

6.3 STORAGE: Store Rebel SRLs in a cool, dry, clean environment out of direct sunlight. Avoid areas where 

chemical vapors may exist. Thoroughly inspect the SRL after any period of extended storage.

7.0 SPECIFICATIONS

7.1 PERFORMANCE: Your Rebel SRL has been tested and certified to the performance requirements of 

the standard(s) identified on the cover of this instruction manual. See “Section 2.0 - Limitations & 

Requirements” for performance specifications.

7.2 MATERIALS: Material specifications for the Rebel SRL are as follows:

Housing:

Nylon, UV Resistant

Motor Spring:

Stainless Steel

Drum:

Nylon, Type 6/6

Swivel:

Zinc Plated Steel

Fasteners:

Zinc Plated Steel Screws; Stainless 

Steel Rivets

Lifeline:

Polyester Web

Locking Pawls: Stainless Steel

Load Indicator

Cover: PVC Tubing

Web: Polyester

Main Shaft:

Stainless Steel

End 

Connectors:

(See Figure 1)

Gate Opening

Gate Strength

Steel Carabiner

3/4 in (19 mm)

3,600 lb (16 kN)

Steel Snap Hook

3/4 in (19 mm)

3,600 lb (16 kN)

Steel Swiveling Snap Hook

3/4 in (19 mm)

3,600 lb (16 kN)

Steel Rebar Hook

2 1/4 in (57 mm)

3,600 lb (16 kN)

7.3 LABELING: Figure 14 illustrates Rebel SRL labeling. All labels on the SRL must be present and fully legible.

 


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Table 2  –  Inspection Checklist

Component:

Inspection:

Pass

Fail

SRL 

(Figure 11)

Inspect for loose fasteners and bent or damaged parts.

Inspect the Housing (A) for distortion, cracks, or other damage.

Inspect the Swivel (B) and Swivel Eye (C) and Carabiner (D) for distortion, 

cracks, or other damage. The Swivel should be attached securely to the SRL, 

but should pivot freely. The Swivel Eye or Integral Connector should rotate 

freely in the Swivel.
The Web Lifeline (E) should pull out and retract fully without hesitation or 

creating a slack line condition.
Ensure the SRL locks up when the Lifeline is jerked sharply. Lockup should be 

positive with no slipping.
All labels must be present and fully legible (see Figure 14).

Inspect the entire SRL for signs of corrosion.

Web Lifeline

(Figure 12)

Inspect the web lifeline for concentrated wear, frayed strands, broken yarn, 

burns, cuts, and abrasions. The lifeline must be free of knots throughout its 

length. Inspect for excessive soiling, paint build-up, and rust staining. Inspect 

for chemical or heat damage indicated by brown, discolored, or brittle areas. 

Inspect for ultraviolet damage indicated by discoloration and the presence of 

splinters and slivers on the lifeline surface.

Load Indicator

(Figure 13)

Inspect the Load Indicator to determine if it has been activated. There should 

be no evidence of elongation and the cover should be secure and free of tears 

or other damage.

End Connectors

(Figure 1)

Figure 1 identifies the End Connectors that should be included on your Rebel 

SRL model. Inspect Snap Hooks, Carabiner, Rebar Hooks, etc. for signs of 

damage, corrosion, and proper working condition. Where present: Swivels 

should rotate freely, and Carabiner and Hook Gates should open, close, lock, 

and unlock properly.

Figure 11  –  SRL Inspection

B

D

A

C

E

Figure 12  –  Web Lifeline

Cut

Frayed

Heavily

Soiled

Welding

Burns

Figure 13  –  Load Indicator

Torn or

Broken

Cover

Deployed and

Torn/Frayed

Webbing

 


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Figure 14  –  Labeling

 


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INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE LOG

SERIAL NUMBER:

MODEL NUMBER:

 

DATE PURCHASED:

DATE OF FIRST USE:

INSPECTION DATE

INSPECTION ITEMS 

NOTED

CORRECTIVE ACTION

MAINTENANCE 

PERFORMED

Approved By:

Approved By:

Approved By:

Approved By:

Approved By:

Approved By:

Approved By:

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Approved By:

Approved By:

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U.S. PRODUCT WARRANTY, LIMITED REMEDY 

AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

WARRANTY: THE FOLLOWING IS MADE IN LIEU OF ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS, EXPRESS 

OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR 

FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 
Unless otherwise provided by applicable law, 3M fall protection products are warranted against factory 

defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one year from the date of installation or fi rst use 

by the original owner.
LIMITED REMEDY: Upon written notice to 3M, 3M will repair or replace any product determined by 

3M to have a factory defect in workmanship or materials. 3M reserves the right to require product be 

returned to its facility for evaluation of warranty claims. This warranty does not cover product damage 

due to wear, abuse, misuse, damage in transit, failure to maintain the product or other damage beyond 

3M’s control. 3M will be the sole judge of product condition and warranty options.
This warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is the only warranty applicable to 3M’s fall 

protection products. Please contact 3M’s customer service department at 800-328-6146 or via email at 

3MFallProtection@mmm.com for assistance.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, 3M IS NOT 

LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING, 

BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE PRODUCTS REGARDLESS 

OF THE LEGAL THEORY ASSERTED.

GARANTÍA GLOBAL DEL PRODUCTO, REPARACIONES LIMITADAS 

Y LIMITACIÓN DE RESPONSABILIDAD

GARANTÍA: EL SIGUIENTE TEXTO SIRVE A MODO DE GARANTÍA O CONDICIÓN, EXPLÍCITA O IMPLÍCITA, 

E INCLUYE LAS GARANTÍAS O CONDICIONES IMPLÍCITAS DE COMERCIABILIDAD O APTITUD PARA UN 

PROPÓSITO ESPECÍFICO.
A menos que las leyes locales indiquen lo contrario, los productos de protección contra caídas 3M tienen 

garantía por defectos de fábrica en la mano de obra y en los materiales durante un período de un año desde 

la fecha de instalación o desde el primer uso del propietario original.
REPARACIONES LIMITADAS: 3M reparará o reemplazará un producto si determina que tiene un defecto 

de fábrica en la mano de obra o en los materiales y tras haber recibido una notifi cación por escrito sobre 

el presunto defecto. 3M se reserva el derecho de exigir la devolución del producto a sus instalaciones 

para evaluar los reclamos sobre la calidad. Esta garantía no cubre los daños ocasionados por el desgaste, 

el abuso, el mal mantenimiento, o como consecuencia del traslado del producto, u otros daños ajenos al 

control de 3M. 3M será el único capaz de determinar la condición del producto y las opciones de la garantía. 
Esta garantía solo se aplica al comprador original y es la única garantía válida para los productos de 

protección contra caídas 3M. Comuníquese con el departamento de servicio al cliente de 3M de su región 

para obtener ayuda.
LIMITACIÓN DE RESPONSABILIDAD: EN LA MEDIDA PERMITIDA POR LAS LEYES LOCALES, 3M NO 

SERÁ RESPONSABLE DE LOS DAÑOS INDIRECTOS, IMPREVISTOS, ESPECIALES O CONSECUENTES; ENTRE 

ELLOS, LA PÉRDIDA DE INGRESOS RELACIONADOS DE CUALQUIER MANERA CON LOS PRODUCTOS, 

INDEPENDIENTEMENTE DE LA TEORÍA JURÍDICA QUE SE PUDIERA INVOCAR.

GARANTIE INTERNATIONALE DU PRODUIT, RECOURS LIMITÉ 

ET LIMITATION DE RESPONSABILITÉ

GARANTIE : CE QUI SUIT REMPLACE TOUTES LES GARANTIES OU CONDITIONS, EXPRESSES OU 

IMPLICITES, Y COMPRIS LES GARANTIES OU LES CONDITIONS IMPLICITES RELATIVES À LA QUALITÉ 

MARCHANDE ET À L’ADAPTATION À UN USAGE PARTICULIER.
Sauf disposition contraire de la loi, les produits de protection antichute 3M sont garantis contre tout défaut 

de fabrication en usine et de matériaux pour une période d’un (1) an à compter de la date d’installation ou 

de la première utilisation par le propriétaire initial.
RECOURS LIMITÉ : Moyennant un avis écrit à 3M, 3M réparera ou remplacera tout produit présentant un 

défaut de fabrication en usine ou de matériaux, tel que déterminé par 3M. 3M se réserve le droit d’exiger le 

retour du produit dans ses installations afi n d’évaluer la réclamation de garantie. Cette garantie ne couvre 

pas les dommages au produit résultant de l’usure, d’un abus ou d’une mauvaise utilisation, les dommages 

subis pendant l’expédition, le manque d’entretien du produit ou d’autres dommages en dehors du contrôle 

de 3M. 3M jugera seul de l’état du produit et des options de garantie. 
Cette garantie s’applique uniquement à l’acheteur initial et est la seule garantie applicable aux produits de 

protection antichute de 3M. Veuillez communiquer avec le service à la clientèle de 3M de votre région pour 

obtenir de l’aide.
LIMITATION DE RESPONSABILITÉ : DANS LES LIMITES PRÉVUES PAR LES LOIS LOCALES, 3M NE SERA 

TENU POUR RESPONSABLE DE TOUT DOMMAGE INDIRECT, ACCESSOIRE, SPÉCIFIQUE OU CONSÉCUTIF 

INCLUANT, SANS S’Y LIMITER, LA PERTE DE PROFIT, LIÉS DE QUELQUE MANIÈRE AUX PRODUITS, QUELLE 

QUE SOIT LA THÉORIE LÉGALE INVOQUÉE.

 


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I S O

9 0 0 1

USA

3833 SALA Way 

Red Wing, MN 55066-5005 

Toll Free: 800.328.6146

Phone: 651.388.8282

Fax: 651.388.5065

3Mfallprotection@mmm.com

Brazil

Rua Anne Frank, 2621

Boqueirão Curitiba PR

81650-020

Brazil

Phone: 0800-942-2300

falecoma3m@mmm.com

Mexico

Calle Norte 35, 895-E

Col. Industrial Vallejo

C.P. 02300 Azcapotzalco

Mexico D.F.

Phone: (55) 57194820

mexico@capitalsafety.co

m

Colombia

Compañía Latinoamericana de Seguridad S.A.S.

Carrera 106 #15-25 Interior 105 Manzana 15

Zona Franca - Bogotá, Colombia

Phone: 57 1 6014777

fallprotection-co@mmm.com

Canada

260 Export Boulevard 

Mississauga, ON L5S 1Y9 

Phone: 905.795.9333 

Toll-Free: 800.387.7484 

Fax: 888.387.7484 

3Mfallprotection-ca@mmm.com

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa)

EMEA Headquarters:

5a Merse Road

North Moons Moat

Redditch, Worcestershire

B98 9HL UK

Phone: + 44 (0)1527 548 000

Fax: + 44 (0)1527 591 000

informationfallprotection@mmm.com

France:

Le Broc Center

Z.I. 1re Avenue - BP15

06511 Carros Le Broc Cedex

France

Phone: + 33 04 97 10 00 10

Fax: + 33 04 93 08 79 70

informationfallprotection@mmm.com

Australia & New Zealand

95 Derby Street

Silverwater

Sydney NSW 2128

Australia

Phone: +(61) 2 8753 7600

Toll-Free : 1800 245 002 (AUS)

Toll-Free : 0800 212 505 (NZ) 

Fax: +(61) 2 8753 7603 

anzfallprotectionsales@mmm.com

Asia

Singapore:

1 Yishun Avenue 7

Singapore 408731

Phone: +65 - 65587758

Fax: +65 - 65587058

totalfallprotectio@mmm.com

Shanghai:

19/F, L’Avenue, No.99 Xian Xia Rd

Shanghai 200051, P R China 

Phone: +86 21 62539050

Fax: +86 21 62539060

3MFallProtecton-CN@mmm.com

3M.com/FallProtection