Warnings and Limitations
Before installation of this equipment, care-
fully inspect to ensure that it is in useable
condition. Do not use this equipment if any
component does not operate properly or if the
unit has any missing or damaged parts. Refer
to the inspection section of this manual.
This equipment is designed for use with
Miller approved components. Substitution or
replacement with non-approved component
combinations or subsystems or both may
affect or interfere with the safe function of each
other and endanger the compatibility within
the system. This incompatibility may affect the
reliability and safety of the total system.
Only trained and competent personnel
should install and use this equipment.
Maximum capacity when used for fall protec-
tion is *400 lbs. (181.4 kg), including tools. —
DO NOT EXCEED THIS WEIGHT.
*If the system is used by an employee having a
combined tool and body weight between 310 lbs.
(140.6 kg) and 400 lbs. (181.4 kg), then the employer
must appropriately modify the criteria and protocols to
provide proper protection for such heavier weights, or
the system will not be deemed to be in compliance with
the requirements of OSHA 1926.502(d)(16).
The tripod is suitable as an anchorage point
for ONE person when used for fall protection,
and for TWO persons for rescue purposes. The
center anchorage ring or eyebolt at the head of
the tripod must always be used for fall protec-
tion. The side anchorage ring and auxiliary
attachment points should only be used for the
lifting and lowering of materials or workers.
Maximum capacity for material handling is
1,000 lbs. (454.5 kg). Use only a winch/hoist
designed for this purpose, such as the Miller
ManHandler; never use a retractable lifeline
for material handling.
Fall arrest systems used with this equipment
must be rigged in accordance to regulatory
[All instructions and warnings
provided with the components of the personal fall
arrest system must be read, understood, and followed.]
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Make sure that all connections within the
fall arrest system are compatible.
Use only locking carabiners, locking snap
hooks or other Miller approved connectors
or connecting devices to attach to the
anchorage rings on this equipment. Miller
approved tripod brackets or devices with
built-in tripod brackets must be used when
attaching retractable lifelines, retrieval
units or work winches to tripod legs.
(Note: When attaching to tripod legs, a
pulley block assembly must be used at the
head of the tripod.)
This equipment has a minimum tensile
strength of 5,000 lbs. (22.2kN).
The tripod must be set up on a stable
surface capable of supporting a 5,000 lb.
(22.2 kN) static load or provide a 2:1 safety
factor in the direction of pull under the
supervision of a quali ed person.
Anchorage requirements based on ANSI
are as follows:
For fall arrest systems, anchorages must with-
stand a static load of 5,000 lbs. (22.2kN) for non-
certi ed anchorages or two times the maximum
arresting force for certi ed anchorages.
For rescue systems only, anchorages must
withstand a static load of 3,000 lbs. (13.3kN)
for non-certi ed anchorages or ve-times the
applied load for certi ed anchorages. (Note:
When an anchorage may be utilized for both
fall arrest AND rescue, the fall arrest load