When working at height, a safety lanyard connects a harness to a secure anchor point, preventing the wearer from falling to the ground.
There are two types of safety lanyard, and it's important to know the difference between them.
Restraint Lanyard vs. Fall Arrest Lanyard
A restraint lanyard is designed to prevent falls by prohibiting the wearer from reaching a hazardous position where a fall might occur. For example, one may wear a safety harness and a restraint lanyard while working on an aerial work platform - the length of the lanyard will have been specifically chosen to keep the wearer safely on the platform.
A fall arrest lanyard must be used in situations where fall hazards cannot be avoided. Fall arrest lanyards have an energy-absorbing element that, in the event of a fall, reduces the impact force exerted on the wearer's body and the anchoring point.
More Information: Fall Arrest vs. Fall Restraint
What Are Safety Lanyards Made Of?
Restraint lanyards (which, remember, are intended to stop people reaching a position where a fall could occur) are typically made of kernmantle rope. Our kernmantle rope lanyards have a minimum breaking strength of 22kN.
We can also supply lanyards with elasticated webbing to help reduce possible trip/snagging hazards.
Both types of lanyard can be purchased from SafetyLiftinGear's Lanyards department.
A safety lanyard may be supplied with a variety of different connectors, including:
- Screw gate karabiner
- Automatic locking gate
- Scaffold hook
- Thimble eye
The G-Force lanyards we sell here at SafetyLiftinGear have a maximum lifespan of 10 years from the date of manufacture (assuming that you use and store the product correctly and subject it to regular, thorough examinations). This maximum lifespan should not be exceeded, and the equipment must be removed from service once the 10-year period has elapsed.
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When carrying out work near a live source of electricity such as a power line, it is paramount that you use a non-conductive ladder to minimise the risk of accidental electrocution. This is where SafetyLiftinGear’s Glassfibre Ladders come in!
Besides being suitable for work with electrics, fibreglass ladders have many other advantages over standard aluminium ladders. They tend to weigh less making them easy to move, they are resistant to weathering, don’t absorb moisture, and are warmer to the touch. We have chosen two ladders from our fibreglass range to show you the two different styles we have on offer.
- Non-conductive to 30,000 Volts
- Slip-resistant treads and feet
- Designed for trade use and manufactured to take more wear and tear than domestic products.
- Unique strengthening beam incorporated into non-slip treads, rubber feet and aluminium side arms prevent slips and twists as there are no topes to snap or flimsy arms to break
- Lightweight and easy to carry
- Plastic tool tray to hold tools and equipment while working.
The Ladder Association
SafetyLiftinGear is a proud member of The Ladder Association, designed to ensure work at height is as safe as it can possibly be! The Ladder Association offer expertise to support safe and good practice when using ladders. As a member of The Ladder Association, SafetyLiftinGear can guarantee you only buy ladders of the highest quality whilst giving you access to knowledge, resources and support.
When working with electrics, we put your safety first… so should you! Click here to view our full range of Glassfibre ladders.
Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we strive to continuously expand our collection of products in order for you, our customers, to have the best possible equipment to make any and every task as easy, safe and most importantly enjoyable as possible to complete. We are proud to announce that we have done exactly this with our new range of Ergodyne tool and work belts, the perfect piece of equipment that allows you to carry your work essentials around your waist in order to complete all your jobs with ease and efficiency.
Ergodyne Foam Padded Adjustable Tool/Work Belt
The 3” Ergodyne work belt is manufactured with a thick, vented foam padding, offering maximum comfort during use and is supported by nickel-plated gromsets which set firmly for a secure fit and optimum durability. An added benefit of this fantastic tool belt is that all other Ergodyne Arsenal tool pouches are completely compatible, meaning all your existing pouches can be easily carried, without the worry of having to purchase entirely new pouches. If, however, you do require new pouches, we also now supply a full range of Ergodyne Pouches to supplement your new belt! You can view a selection of these below.
Ergodyne 5517 Topped Tool Pouch with Snap-Hinge Zipper
ERGODYNE 5528 Topped Parts Pouch
Ergodyne 5563 Power Tool Holster
Each of these items is ideal for construction, contractors, carpenters, scaffolders, roofers, electricians, ironworkers, masonry, gardeners and any handyman or DIY enthusiast, and are guaranteed to make light work of any job. Available to purchase on our website today, be sure to view our full collection of Ergodyne products by hitting the button below.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our range of Ergodyne Pouches or Work Belt, then please do not hesitate to contact us today, where a member of our customer service team will be more than happy to help!
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Being able to provide our customers with new equipment that enables them to not only perform and complete tasks as quickly and easily as possible but in the safest possible way, is always one of our key goals here at SafetyLiftinGear, something we have once again achieved with the inclusion of SQUIDS Power Tool Brackets. These small but very handy attachments allow your power tools to be easily connected to your tool lanyard, enabling you to carry and transport your tools around without any additional hassle.
SQUIDS 3797 Power Tool Bracket Grinder Tool Trap
SQUIDS 3796 Power Tool Bracket Drill and Impact Driver Tool Trap
As most power tools such as grinders, impact drivers and cordless drills do not possess any attachment points whereby you are able to clip them onto a tool lanyard, our range of specially designed brackets are extremely useful in helping workers with the above. Due to these connection points not being readily available, a hazardous environment is created with the risk of accidents being elevated when working at height. The ability to tether your power tools should be part of a wider fall protection plan in order to decrease the risk of dropped objects while working and improving the overall safety of the workplace. Each bracket comes with a number of metric fasteners in order to mount a variety of power tools from leading brands such as DeWalt, Bosch and Makita. You can view a number of these high-quality brackets below.
Installing your new power tool bracket could not be easier! The one-time assembly produces a fast and simple one-step attachment to tether a lanyard to your tools. Simply fasten the included tool bracket and labels onto screw ports intended for accessory belt hooks. Once the required has been applied to the anchor point, you then attach a tool lanyard to the bracket tether point to securely tether your tools. If you do not own a tool lanyard or need a new one, please visit our range of Tool Lanyards here to purchase yours today.
For further information on tethering your power tools using your new tool brackets, watch our instructional video below.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our range of power tool brackets or tool lanyard, then please do not hesitate to contact us today by calling 0808 123 69 69 or emailing email@example.com today!
SafetyLiftinGear's extensive range of PPE and workwear just got a little bit larger!
We are pleased to announce that we now offer back and wrist supports to help you minimise the stress you're placing on your body while working.
Here's a closer look at these new additions...
These elasticated products provide extra-firm support for your back. Back injuries are extremely common in many lines of work, including:
Wearing a sturdy back support can minimise the risk of injury when lifting / carrying heavy loads.
For information on how to use our high-quality Ergodyne back supports, watch this video:
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These ambidextrous wrist supports can be worn on the left or right hand. They help to prevent overuse injuries like RSI and carpal tunnel syndrome.
The wrist supports are ideal for many different lines of work, including:
- Food processing
- Picking and packing
Watch the video for more information:
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