Dynamic Rope Knotted Lanyards
- Work positioning lanyard
- Device lanyard
- Limited shock absorption
- Dynamic rope lanyard with knotted terminations
Standards and certifications
- CE EN 892 requires that lanyard hold a minimum of 5 factor 1.77 falls with 80kg mass and:
- Limit impact force: less than or equal to 12kN
- Limit static elongation: less than or equal to 10 %
- Dynamic elongation: less than or equal to 40 %
Proper handling and use
- Attach the lanyard to the ventral or sternal D ring using a knot, such as the overhand, figure 8
- Use a knot such as the overhand, figure 8, or barrel knot with a locking carabiner on the other end of the lanyard.
- Limit length to keep device within reach at full extension, maximum 1m.
- Limit falls to less than 0.5m in length, with a fall factor of less than 0.5.
- Limit slack in the lanyard as much as possible.
- Avoid areas where there is a fall risk.
- Avoid contact with sharp edges and high temperatures.
- Be aware that nylon is weaker and less abrasion resistant when wet.
- Remove all knots.
- Visually check the condition of the sheath for the full length of the rope.
- Make sure there are no cuts, burns, frayed strands, fuzzy areas or signs of chemicals.
- Be particularly careful to check for soft spots.
Misuse and discrepancies
Major Discrepancy (Fail)
- Used for fall arrest
Minor Discrepancy (Discrepancy)
- Greater than FF1
- Excessive length
- Knot improperly dressed and cinched, or excessive gain
- Tail less than 2” or longer than 12” without stopper