Choosing the Correct Lanyard
When choosing a lanyard, it is very important to take the conditions of your work environment into consideration. From harsh marine and mining, to oil and gas, to general industry, getting the best use out of your lanyard depends on selecting the right product for the application and the environment.
Lanyards can come in the form of positioning lanyards, which control where a worker can go to keep them from hazards, or shock-absorbing lanyards that contain an energy absorbing unit to limit fall arrest forces experienced by a worker during a fall.
- For general purpose applications that are indoors or in less-harsh environments, web material is appropriate
- For extremely harsh environments, cable or Kevlar®/Nomex® fiber web offers extra durability and is suitable for abrasive or high-heat
Single or Twin-Leg Configuration
- Single leg styles are suitable for a single anchor point connection to work within a specific range of movement
- A twin-leg style offers a protective connection as the worker moves from one anchor point to the next for 100% tie-off
- When Fall Clearance is more than 17-1/2ft, an energy absorbing lanyard can be used