MSA is calling for an inspection notice regarding the locking pin on certain MSA Latchways® Guided Type Fall Arresters (GTFAs) that were manufactured between February 16, 2021 and January 30, 2024. Additional information is available here.
In addition to other fixed ladder systems, workers might find the system installed on fixed ladders where the top rung of the ladder extends past the roof or landing surface to provide the clearance required for workers to step safely onto the working surface.
MSA said it has received a field report of an MSA Latchways GTFA that did not have a locking pin in the nut of the swivel connector between the carabiner and main body of the unit. Without this locking pin in place, there is potential for the connection to come loose during operation.
MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition. However, they are requesting that you perform the inspection.