• Fall Arrest Lanyard/Shock Absorbing Lanyard: In a personal fall arrest system, a fall arrest lanyard is used to catch a fall, in conjunction with a fall arrest harness and an anchor, before hitting the ground. According to EN355, in the event of a fall, shock absorbers should limit the impact force to a max. of 6kN.
• Work Positioning Lanyard: In a work-positioning system, a positioning lanyard connects the side D-rings of a harness to an anchor to secure a user in place while performing delicate tasks with two hands.
• Fall Restraint Lanyard: In a fall restraint system, workers are restrained from reaching a fall hazard. A harness is connected with a fall restraint lanyard without a shock pack, preventing the worker from reaching the leading edge.
According to OSHA and ANSI, the fall protection equipment should be inspected before each use and every 6 months by a competent person. The gear exposed to a fall arrest has to be removed from service and replaced immediately. Read our complete guide here with inspection checklists to assist your regular inspections.