Fall Arrest Lanyards, Work Positioning and Restraint Lanyards

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People often request fall arrest lanyards not realising that there are so many different types of lanyard to cater for different applications, disciplines and industries! There are also so many different types of terminations and karabiner types. We offer the most commonly requested fall arrest lanyards though there are actually three main types of lanyard! We offer fall arrest shock absorbing lanyards, restraint lanyards used to prevent the worker from being exposed to a potential fall when working at height (not fall arrest) and then there are work positioning lanyards (pole straps) which are designed to be used in conjunction with fall protection. A pole strap fits to a harness or belt (EN358) to provide support (Not shock absorbing). Pole straps are often used as adjustable restraint lanyards. We offer a massive variety of lanyard to choose from made by some of the world’s leading fall arrest equipment manufacturers. Single leg, twin leg and some elasticated and tie-back lanyards. There are also various compositions i.e. Rope lanyard and webbing type lanyard.

Lanyards are a key product range in our fall arrest equipment catalogue; to make the catalogue easy to navigate we have split all the lanyards into different sub categories firstly by the type of working at height to be performed and then sub divided by manufacturers. 

Fall Arrest Lanyards, Work Positioning and Restraint Lanyards

Fall arrest lanyards are designed to connect the person working at height to an anchorage point so that in the unfortunate event of a fall the lanyard will catch the fall and absorb many of the forces created meaning that the forces absorbed by the person falling will never be above 6Kn.  There are two main types of fall arrest lanyard; single leg and double leg. In this category we offer all our single leg fall arrest lanyards from quality height safety manufactures including: Miller, Sala, Ridgegear, Protecta, Yale and Tractel with even more additions to be added in the near future. Single leg fall arrest lanyards are offered made from different materials, webbing (web lanyards) from rope (rope lanyards) and elasticated (self-adjusting length) fall arrest lanyards. We offer tie back lanyards and lanyards that are length adjustable. Standards shock absorbing lanyards are supplied in different lengths up to a maximum permissible length of 2 metre and with a massive choice of end connectors/karabiners including snap hooks and scaffold hooks etc.

Here we offer twin leg fall arrest lanyards which provide a 2 leg connect between the worker at height and the EN597 anchorage point. In the unfortunate event of a fall the lanyard will arrest the fall and absorb the majority of the shock forces created, reducing the loading on the person / anchorage point to below 6Kn. The main feature of this type of lanyard is that the lanyard can be connected by at least 1 leg 100% of the time and the person working at height moves around the hazardous working area; this is why the twin leg fall arrest lanyard is referred to as 100% tie off! Double leg fall arrest lanyards in this category are supplied from quality height safety manufactures including: Miller, Sala, Ridgegear, Protecta, Yale and Tractel with even more to be added in the near future. 2 leg fall arrest lanyards are offered made from different materials, webbing lanyards, rope lanyards and elasticated fall arrest lanyards (a safety feature). We offer tie back lanyards and lanyards that are length adjustable. LiftingSafety standards shock absorbing lanyards come in many lengths up to the max allowable length of a fall arrest lanyard which is 2 metre and with a great choice of end carabiner connectors including snap hooks and scaffold hook.

Work positioning lanyards are also known as pole straps and are manufactured to comply with European Standard EN358. Pole straps are a height safety product used in conjunction with EN358 fall arrest harness or EN358 work positioning belts to provide additional support to the user, allowing them to work more comfortably and therefore safer. A work positioning lanyard has not got any shock absorbing properties, it is not a fall arrest lanyard and it would be very dangerous to use for this purpose. They are available in many lengths though generally as 2m, 3m and 4 metre. A pole strap must be used in conjunction with a fall arrest harness and a separate fall arrest device such as a fall arrest lanyard or an inertia reel. We offer pole straps from quality height safety manufactures including: Miller, Sala, Ridgegear, Protecta, Yale and Tractel with even more additions to be added in the near future. All pole straps can be adjusted for to pass round the support structure and to accommodate different size users, keeping the person working at height comfortable and safe!

Collective restraint is protecting everyone in the working area against a fall and should be the preferred option while working at height, for example having a physical barrier such as a handrail. Personal restraint should only be used if collective restraint is not possible or practicable. Personal restraint while working at height is about creating a system where it is not possible for the person working at height to be able to physically reach the fall zone and therefore meaning a fall from that area is totally impossible. We therefore offer a range of personal restraint lanyards, fixed length and adjustable. Adjustable length restraint lanyards have greater versatility as they can be used in more locations; for example long length restraint lanyards mean that anchorage points can be used when there is no suitable anchorage point in the close work area. We offer restraint lanyards from quality height safety manufactures including: Miller, Sala, Ridgegear, Protecta, Yale and Tractel with even more additions to be added in the near future. Most lanyards are made from rope though we also offer made from webbing, there are two adjustment methods, buckle adjustment and sliding jaw adjustment with a choice in carabiner types.

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