ABSORBICA Y lanyards and fall arrest lanyard connector holders on the harness. - Petzl Luxembourg
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ABSORBICA Y lanyards and fall arrest lanyard connector holders on the harness.

With a two-arm (Y) lanyard, connecting one arm to the harness is dangerous, except to specific locations on certain harnesses.

Warnings

  • 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.

1. Risk of preventing energy absorber deployment

Risk of preventing energy absorber deployment

Risk of preventing energy absorber deployment 2

To cushion a fall, the energy absorber must be able to freely deploy. If a lanyard arm is attached to a strong point on the harness, deployment is prevented, with a risk of elevated impact force.

2. Solution provided on certain harnesses

Located on the harness shoulder strap, the fall arrest lanyard connector holder is an equipment loop with a system that releases any load greater than a few kilograms.

In a fall with a lanyard arm attached to a fall arrest lanyard connector holder, the lanyard arm will be released and the energy absorber can deploy normally.

Connector holderConnector holder use

In a fall with a lanyard arm attached to a fall arrest lanyard connector holder, the lanyard arm will be released and the energy absorber can deploy normally.