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Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

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.

The ZILLON lanyard is certified to the EN 358 Work positioning lanyard standard, so it has passed the single-mode tests, in particular the locking test under a 5 kN load: load held for 3 minutes with slippage less than 50 mm.

On the other hand, it is designed to function optimally when used in double mode, especially the fluidity of the unlocking process.

When used in single mode, if the user's weight is entirely or mostly on the lanyard, the unlocking process is significantly less fluid than in double mode. It is thus recommended to use both hands to operate the lanyard, with one hand holding the free end of the rope. In more extreme cases, a Munter hitch on the free end will allow for smoother movement.

Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

 

Warning: in single mode, if the device is unlocked too abruptly, the user can clench the friction chain and fall the entire length of the lanyard, with a risk of hitting an obstacle.

 

Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

Using the ZILLON lanyard in single mode

 

For single mode use, the ZILLON lanyard can simply be attached to an anchor. The lanyard can also be hitched around an anchor such as a branch. In this case, beware of incorrect connector positioning.