Choice of carabiners for attaching the rope to the anchor
- Carefully read the Instructions for Use used in this technical advice before consulting the advice itself. You must have already read and understood the information in the Instructions for Use to be able to understand this supplementary information.
- Mastering these techniques requires specific training. Work with a professional to confirm your ability to perform these techniques safely and independently before attempting them unsupervised.
- We provide examples of techniques related to your activity. There may be others that we do not describe here.
Key issues and risks
At the anchor, carabiners stay in place over a long period of time; monitoring them during use is difficult or irregular.
Requirements and needs differ depending on the situations, and the equipment to be connected.
During installation, there are often several items to be attached to the carabiner. The anchor is not always easily accessible; installation must sometimes be done with one hand.
The most important risks to consider
Recommendation on carabiner and accessories
Why this choice?
• The SCREW-LOCK system facilitates installation, as it can be locked just once, at the end of the operation. The entire operation can be done with one hand. With an auto-lock, the sleeve must be operated at each opening/closing of the gate and two hands are required to attach an item
• The frame shape and material (aluminum or steel) must be chosen depending on the situation (industrial, heavy systems, sport or recreation, lightweight systems...) and on the equipment to be attached (one or more ropes, pulley, PAW...)
Precautions for use
• During installation, anticipate the situational risks and evaluate the possibilities of monitoring the connectors before and during use
• Do not leave a carabiner at the anchor without the ability to monitor it, if there is any risk of movement during use, cantilever loading or rubbing
• Once the installation is complete, verify that the connectors are correctly locked and positioned before using the system
• Whenever possible, back-up the system to avoid being dependent on the strength of only one carabiner
• Warning: the SCREW-LOCK sleeve can be opened by vibrations. During installation, be sure to rotate the carabiner so that gravity and vibrations tend to "close" the sleeve rather than "open" it