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.
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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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Falling from height is one of the main causes of injury in the workplace. However, these injuries can be prevented if the correct precautions are put in place.
Here at SafetyLifitinGear, we have a fantastic Rope Access Kit range for sale, and they will make sure your health and safety aren't at risk when you're working at heights.
These Rope Access Kits are suitable for a whole range of professions, and no matter what type of work you do, we're confident that you'll be able to find a rope access kit that is suitable for your requirements.
Take a look at a selection of kits available in our Rope Access Kit collection below:
Scaffolders Harness Kit
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1x P10 Full Safety Harness
1x Shock Absorber Lanyard
1x Screw Gate Karabiner
1x Scaffold Hook
1x Draw String Storage Kit Bag
Roofers Height Safety Kit
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1x P35 Full Safety Harness
1x Vertical Safety Line with Guided Fall Arrester
1x Screw Lock Karabiner
1x Wire Connecting Lanyard
1x Heavy Duty Kit Bag
Riggers Height Safety Kit
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1x Rope Access Quick Release/ Multi-Purpose Safety Harness
1x Y Twin Tail Shock Absorbing Lanyard
1x Scaffold Hooks
1x Screw Lock Karabiner
1x Zip-Up Backpack
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This is just a small selection of our fantastic Rope Access Kit range, that's guaranteed to make your working at height tasks a lot easier and safer! Simply click the button above to view our full collection.
If you are having trouble viewing, purchasing or hiring any product from our Rope Access Kit range, then please get in touch with a member of our team - we'll be more than happy to help!
If you're looking for a ladder that allows you to work safely and efficiently at height, then a work platform ladder may be just what you need. These ladders feature a large, safe work platform - making it much safer and practical when working for long periods of time, or when handling numerous items. Whatever your industry or working environment, our ladders are fit for the job!
We have an excellent selection of work platform ladders for you to choose from, including:
Industrial Aluminium Platform Stepladder
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This platform stepladder is constructed from the highest quality aluminium, and is manufactured right here in the UK! Unique strengthening beams have been incorporated into each non-slip tread, making the ladder very sturdy. This ladder doesn't have any tapes or flimsy arms to break, and its aluminium side arms prevent any slips or twists. The rubber feet prevent the ladder from moving around when in use. Available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 12 tread, you're guaranteed to find the right option for you.
Heavy Duty Glassfibre Platform Stepladder
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If you're looking for a non-conductive ladder to use where electrical hazards exist, this glass fibre platform stepladder is ideal for you. It features rigid box-section back legs with additional cross braces and 'k' straps for increased strength and stability. It's lightweight, making it easy for you to transport to and from each job. The plastic tool tray offers you a safe place for you to station your tools and equipment. This stepladder is available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 12 tread, with the back legs of the 10 & 12 tread options being reinforced.
Anti-Slip Aluminium Low-Level Work Platform
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If you need a stable platform to access low-level places, our Aluminium Low-Level Work Platform is perfect for you! It features steel lockable hinges, non-slip feet and can be easily folded away and stored when you no longer need it. This work platform will make gardening and decorating jobs so much easier! We offer work platforms in a variety of dimensions to suit all requirements. Order yours today!
You can buy lots of different work platform ladders from SafetyLiftinGear.com, but we also offer lots of other ladders including, glass fibre ladders for electrical work and loft ladders for use in the home. Click the button below to shop the whole ladder range:
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A lightweight stretcher is an invaluable piece of equipment during an emergency situation. In the event that someone has been injured and must be evacuated, a lightweight stretcher is the ideal product to safely transport a person to receive medical treatment.
At SafetyLiftinGear we supply a number of lightweight rescue stretchers that are designed for maximum comfort and the overall safety of the victim. Our stretchers are made of the highest quality materials to ensure that they are reliable.
All stretchers are made to be easily transported from location to location, designed to be easily manoeuvred even when a person is strapped in. Here's a closer look at some of the lightweight stretchers that we offer:
Cotton Fabric Aluminium Folding Rescue Stretcher
This lightweight stretcher has a frame that can hold an impressive 300kgs, which is ideal for carrying a person safely away from danger. It can be quickly locked in position and folded away to be stored and transported easily.
Stainless Steel Folding Rescue Stretcher
Our heavier duty stretcher can support loads up to 1000kgs due to its strong and rigid frame. Perfect for carrying heavy loads for an extended amount of time.
Aluminium Foldable Rescue Stretcher
Our Aluminium Lightweight Rescue Stretcher is produced with a rigid construction made from Aluminium profiles with Cordura fabric. This quality stretcher is collapsible, lightweight and portable making it perfect for the use during any rescue operation.
NOTE: Anyone using a stretcher should have had the appropriate training and competence to use it safely. The instructions provided with each stretcher is not equivalent to proper training during rescue situations.
If you have any questions regarding our lightweight stretchers, our friendly team of experts are more than happy to help. For any advice on any of our products feel free to call, 0808 123 69 69. View our full range of Lightweight Stretchers by hitting the button below!
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It’s important to stay vigilant when working in hazardous environments, and this is particularly important when working in confined spaces. Confined space safety is vital as a confined environment is usually associated with dangerous chemicals and gases, as well as other hazards.
That’s why it’s important to not only have the right equipment but to make sure that equipment is completely reliable. Here at SafetyLiftinGear, we sell high-quality, reliable confined space safety gear that you can rely on time after time. To see our full collection of confined space safety gear, click here.
Here’s a closer look at some of the products we supply:
Confined Space Kits
Whether you need to retrieve something using a tripod/winch combination, or a full-scale rescue kit with an included safety harness, we have something for you. Have a browse through our selection of confined space kits and find the one that is right for your project.
Within a confined space, you’ll want to be aware of any potentially dangerous gases in that area. Our multi-gas detector can detect any H2S, CO, 02, LEL in the atmosphere so that you can evacuate to space if a harmful gas is present.
When working in a confined space the last thing you want to worry about is someone accidentally joining you! This not only risks pedestrian's safety but your own so it’s important you have something that lets people know where you are. Our high-visibility safety barriers are perfect to make people aware of the hazard.
If you need any advice on what confined space safety equipment best suits your project then feel free to get in touch. For that, or any query about our products give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.