Primary uses of the ZIGZAG - Petzl Canada

Primary uses of the ZIGZAG


  • Read the technical notice before viewing the following techniques.
  • It is important to fully understand the information provided in the technical notice before using this complementary information
  • Mastering these techniques requires training.
  • Consult a professional before attempting to perform these techniques on your own.

Note: in this document the name ZIGZAG means either the ZIGZAG or ZIGZAG PLUS models.

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Doubled rope progression device

The ZIGZAG is essentially designed for movement within the tree during the work phase: movement on branches, ascents and descents.

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Single rope progression device

The ZIGZAG may be used on single rope only when combined with the CHICANE auxiliary brake.

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Securing oneself at the workstation

When cutting, the ZIGZAG can be used to secure and stabilize the arborist, without changing the setup that is used for movement within the tree. A second independent system must be used.

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Securing oneself at the workstation, DdRT.
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Securing oneself at the workstation, SRT.

Emergency evacuation system

Installed on a rope of sufficient length, the ZIGZAG can function as an emergency evacuation system, e.g. during access phases or when dismantling on the trunk.