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24th November 2011

Selecting the Right Lanyard

The choice of lanyards, lengths, connectors, shock absorbers and features is almost endless. But they all do things for a reason. Never assume one product suits all your work tasks. If in doubt, ask a professional for advice.

When choosing the correct connecting device it is important the limitations of each type and what your own functional requirements are within your work task.

The basic single lanyard offers the user a MAXIMUM of 2m movement from the anchorage point and a choice of karabiners or connectors allowing you to connect directly to larger objects such as scaffold tubes.

Twin or ‘Y’ Type lanyards allow the user to transfer from one attachment point to another without the need to disconnect, thus maintaining a 100% tie-off, making it ideal for climbing structures or when you need to move from one anchorage to another.

Checkmate offers three choices of lanyards to cover all manner of applications and user preference. Each one has its own unique benefits so it is important that care is taken when choosing the correct device.

For full details, take a look at our Pro Absorber Lanyard (PAL), Shock Absorber Lanyard (SAL) and Rope Absorber Lanyard (RAL) systems.