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    Shock Absorbing Lanyards

    Shock Absorbing Lanyards

    DBI-SALA can design and build the products you need for all your fall protection challenges.
    The patented, DBI-SALA Snap Hook with easy one-hand operation is the most popular in the Industry. The innovative, DBI-SALA Snap Hook is just one of many lanyard features that have enhanced worker productivity and safety. Available with over 20 different Connectors to fit the application, DBI-SALA Lanyards promote safety and enhance productivity.


    Lanyards are flexible lines with a connector at each end used to connect the anchorage to the body support component of a fall protection system. Lanyards must be connected to the back D-Ring for fall arrest, located between the shoulder blades and ideally should be anchored above the worker to minimize fall distance. The worker should not walk too far from the overhead anchorage or a swing fall may occur.

    Shock Absorbing Lanyards

    SHOCK ABSORBING LANYARDS
    Lanyards used for fall protection must include a shock absorber to dissipate the energy of the fall, limiting the forces on the body of the falling user.

    SHOCK ABSORBING STRETCH LANYARDS
    For added flexibility and safety, the DBI-SALA ShockWave™ and EZ-Stop® Retrax™ Lanyards incorporate an expansion and contraction feature that allows the lanyard to be extended when length is needed and contracted with the movement of the worker to avoid trips, falls and snags.

    POSITIONING LANYARDS
    Rope or web lanyards without shock absorbers may be used for applications that require positioning, restraint of a worker or if the fall possibility is less than 2 Ft.

    DOUBLE LEG LANYARDS OR 100% TIE-OFF LANYARDS
    This style lanyard (two lanyards that are connected at one end) is used to provide 100% tie-off. It allows you to stay connected and protected while you move from one location to another.

    Specialty Shock Absorbing Lanyards

    Lanyards for Tying Off at the Feet
    The DBI-SALA Force2™ Shock Absorbing Lanyard allows for a 12’ free fall and keeps the forces below the 1,800 Lbs. OSHA limit.

    Tie-back Lanyards
    When a qualified anchorage connector is not available, a tie-back lanyard acts as both a connector and an anchorage connector. There are two styles: one incorporates a movable D-ring on the lanyard for attaching the snap hook and the other is designed for the hook to go around the webbing itself. This requires a specialty hook with a gate strength capacity of 5,000 Lbs.

    Kevlar® Lanyards
    Kevlar® is a special material for high temperature environments. Also available is a Nomex®/Kevlar® Shock Pack Cover option for extra durability.

    What to Look for in a Shock Absorbing Lanyard

    WEBBING
    Webbing is an important factor in the durability and safety of the lanyard. The webbing must be strong enough to endure rough use and exposure to sunlight and other elements without tearing or fraying. Nomex®/Kevlar® webbing is used for specialty applications such as welding that require fire resistance or when extra protection is needed against arc flash hazards. Webbing may also be coated with polyurethane to provide protection against grease, oil, dirt and grime.

    SHOCK ABSORBER
    Lanyards designed for use as part of a personal fall arrest system must contain an energy absorbing unit that will limit the force on the worker to below 1,800 Lbs. (8kN) with up to a 6 Ft. free fall. Most manufacturers now keep the arresting forces below 900 Lbs. (4kN).

    CONNECTOR/HOOK
    Most lanyards are available with traditional auto-locking snap hooks. The popular, patented DBI-SALA Snap Hook allows one-hand use with no pinching of thumbs or fingers. Lanyards can also be fitted with larger snap hooks or carabiners for connection to larger anchorages.

    CABLE
    Some lanyards are made of vinyl-covered cable for extra durability or when working in high heat environments.

    IMPACT INDICATOR
    If the lanyard has been used to arrest a fall or if the energy absorber has been deployed, the lanyard must be retired immediately. An Impact Indicator gives easy visual reference of a shock load.

    LENGTH
    Standard lanyard length is 6 Ft. Lanyards should be long enough to be user-friendly, but kept as short as possible to minimize the free fall distance. Knots should never be tied in lanyards to reduce their length as knotting can reduce strength by 50%. i-

    Safe™

    Every DBI-SALA lanyard now comes with i-Safe,™ incorporating RFID, web based communications technologies. RFID technology provides you with the ability to track inspections, control inventory and efficiently manage critical safety information.

    lanyard Snap Hooks

    One-hand, easy connection, even with your gloves on!
    Open and close without getting your fingers in the way.

    DBI-SALA patented snap hooks are preferred in the industry!

    Every DBI-SALA Lanyard combines strength and ease of use. All hardware is proof tested to industry standards and our patented, user-friendly, self-locking hooks are standard on all DBI-SALA lanyards. Self-Locking Snap Hooks allow you to open and close the hook even with gloves on, without getting your fingers in the way. All lanyards exceed industry standards, including OSHA and ANSI Z359.1. CSA and CE approved models
    are also available.

    NEW REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS – ANSI Z359 STANDARD
    The current standard stipulates that snap hook and carabiner gates must withstand a 3,600 Lbs. load. DBI-SALA and PROTECTA products are available to meet the new requirement. We’ve made ordering the 3,600 Lbs. hook gate option easy; 120 series lanyards will change to 123 and 122 series lanyards will change to 124.
    Example: Stock No. 1224306 with 3,600 Lbs. gate hooks, WOULD NOW BE Stock No. 1244306

    DBI SALA Shock Absorbing Lanyards

    DBI-SALA LANYARD SELECTION GUIDE

    Product

    Description

    Use and Applications

    Line Description

    Patented
    DBI-SALA
    Snap Hook

    Tie Back

    Retraction
    and
    Expansion

    Rated for
    Tie-Off
    at Feet

    Shock
    Wave 2™

    Stretches to provide freedom of movement. Shock Wave 2™ has a unique inner core that limits arresting forces to no more than 900 Lbs.

    • Construction

    • Oil & Gas

    • Utility

    • Maintenance

    • Tower climbing

    1 Inch

    Polyester

    Webbing

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    EZ STOP®
    II

    Designed for versatility.

    Available in many variations for optimum safety.

    • Construction

    • Oil & Gas

    • Utility

    • Maintenance

    1" Polyester or Polyurethane Coated
    Webbing
    1-3/4 Kevlar® Webbing or 7/32" Cable

    ?

    Available

     

     

    EZ STOP®
    Retrax™

    The first shock absorbing lanyard that retracts automatically to fit the working area.

    • Bucket Truck

    • Aerial Lift

    • Bridge Construction

    1 Inch

    Polyester

    Webbing

    ?

     

    ?

     

    WrapBax™ 2

    Unique hook provides 360° , 5,000 Lbs. protection in any

    direction for safe tie-back.

    • Construction

    • Steel Tie-Back

    Heavy Duty

    13,000 Lbs.

    Webbing

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    5,000 Lbs.

    Hook Capacity

     

     

    Force 2™

    Only shock absorbing lanyard rated for 12 Ft. free fall.

    • When no overhead

    anchorage is available

    • Use as a standard

    lanyard for increased

    capacity for 311 - 420 Lbs.

    1 Inch

    Polyester

    Webbing

    ?

    Force2™,

    WrapBax™ 2

    Available

     

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    EZ STOP® III

    Designed for versatility and available in many variations for optimum safety.

    • Construction

    • Utility

    • Maintenance

     

    1-3/8 Inch

    Tubular Webbing

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    Positioning

    Durable, high quality lanyards
    for non-fall arrest applications.

    • Construction

    Nylon or polyester rope, 1" Polyester Webbing, Rebar:Twist Link Chain

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    Anchorages & Anchorage Connectors

    Security to Match the Task
    Anchorage connectors are selected to suit the specific requirements of the user, based upon: the type of attachment, the environment and the connecting system. DBI-SALA offers the most complete line of anchorage connectors available, rigorously tested to ensure the strength you need.


    Anchorages
    An anchorage is a secure point of attachment for the fall arrest system. The anchorage must be capable of supporting a load of 5,000 Lbs. per worker attached to the anchorage or shall be designed, installed and used as part of a complete personal fall arrest system which maintains a minimum design factor of 2.


    Anchorages may be certified, designed or engineered on site for fall protection. Certified anchorages should be identified with paint or special markings and kept on a site location list.


    Non-certified Anchorages are beams, trusses or other suitably strong structures.

     

     

    Anchorage Connectors
    Anchorage connectors provide a means of attaching the fall arrest system to the anchorage. Anchorage Connectors vary widely depending on application. Some of the more popular anchorage connectors are Anchor Slings, Roof Anchors, Beam Clamps, Rail Sliders, Trolleys, Eyebolts and Shepherd Hooks.

    Anchorage Connectors

    ANCHORAGE CONNECTORS FOR CONCRETE
    Concrete Anchors are secured to concrete decks and columns. They provide the worker safety and mobility when performing leading edge work.

    ANCHORAGE CONNECTORS FOR ROOFS
    Roof Anchors are available in a variety of designs to match the roof being worked on. Roof Anchors must include specialized components to keep the worker safe without causing damage to the structure.

    ANCHORAGE CONNECTORS FOR STEEL
    Steel anchors can be mounted on flanges horizontally or vertically. Steel Anchors can be permanently attached or temporarily clamped, offering both a fixed and mobile Anchorage Connector.

    TIE-OFF ADAPTORS SCAFFOLD CHOKERS
    Tie-off Adaptors and Scaffold Chokers are alternative Anchorage Connectors for fall arrest systems. Tie-off Adaptors and Scaffold Chokers may be made of different materials, including cable, web and chain. Kevlar® tie-off adaptors should be used when working with high temperatures.

     

     

    What to Look for in a Connector

    ANCHORAGE CONNECTOR SELECTION IS BASED ON:

    • What they connect to: steel, concrete or roofs.
    • Whether they are fixed or mobile.
    • Whether they are permanent or portable.

    Experienced DBI-SALA technicians can provide guidance for the Anchorage Connector that will best fit your applications.


    TESTING
    Anchorage Connectors are a critical part of a fall protection system. Anchorage Connectors must be tested to ensure strength to withstand the tremendous forces that can be generated by a fall. DBI-SALA Anchorage Connectors are rigorously tested both in-house and by SEI, an independent, non-profit testing and certification company accredited by ANSI and the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).


    VACUUM ANCHORS
    Vacuum Anchor Systems allow users to anchor to virtually any smooth, non-porous surface simply by flipping a switch and waiting for the green light.


    If work on a tank, vessel or steel structure is required, users are able to quickly and easily put themselves where they need to be, without putting themselves in danger.

    What to Look for in Snap Hooks and Carabiners

     

    Self-Locking Design
    Snap Hooks and Carabiners used in fall protection or rescue operations must be self-locking. Non-locking hooks must not be used for fall protection because of the danger of rollout, the accidental disengagement of a connector from the attachment point. The unique DBI-SALA Snap Hook is an industry favorite.


    One-Hand Operation
    Snap hooks should be simple to operate, even when wearing gloves in order to ensure proper use.


    Constructional Materials
    DBI-SALA Snap Hooks and Carabiners are made of high tensile, alloy steel or aluminum.


    Standards and Regulatory Compliance
    Snap Hooks and Carabiners used for fall protection must be capable of withstanding a 5,000 Lbs. (22kN) load and be proof-tested to at least 3,600 Lbs. (16kN). Many imported connectors will not meet these requirements.

    Features

    Benefits

    Saflok®
    Carabiners

    Patented
    Snap Hooks

    Maximum Strength

    Safety

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    One Hand Operation

    Ease of Use

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    Range of Gate Openings

    Versatility

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    Self-Locking and Closing

    Safety

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    Corrosion Resistant

    Durability

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