Lanyards and energy absorbers are connected to an anchorage point and to the back D-ring of a harness. Their role is to prevent injuries in the event of a fall.
Lanyard with shock pack: These lanyards are made from resistant nylon fibres to which are attached a shock absorbing pack. This specially woven material gradually tears during a fall, dissipating the energy and reducing the final impact to less than 900 lbs (4 kN).
Energy absorber: These lanyards are made of a specially woven elastic core that elongates in the event of a fall, dissipating the energy and reducing the final impact to less than 900 lbs (4 kN).
A lanyard should be selected based on the work to be performed and the work environment. In addition, it is critical to consider potential fall distance when determining the type of connecting device to be used.
Tractel offers a variety of Z359-compliant lanyards.