Choice of carabiner for connecting a ZILLON or GRILLON lanyard to the harnesss - Petzl USA
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Choice of carabiner for connecting a ZILLON or GRILLON lanyard to the harnesss

Warnings

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Choice of carabiner for connecting a ZILLON or GRILLON lanyard to the harnesss

Key issues and risks

When the lanyard is tensioned and released, there can be poor positioning and rubbing between the carabiner and the harness attachment point, and rubbing or pressure against the locking sleeve by equipment or by the user's body.

The most important risks to consider

The most important risks to consider

Recommendation on carabiner and accessories

Semi-permanent connection

Whenever possible, use a semi-permanent connector that locks with a tool.

Whenever possible, use a semi-permanent connector that locks with a tool 1/2


+ Circular, equal strength in all axes (except cantilever loading).

Whenever possible, use a semi-permanent connector that locks with a tool 2/2


+ Can be opened with a generic tool (point), no specific wrench needed

Frequent attachment

If your equipment must be frequently attached, use an Am’D TRIACT-LOCK or Am’D BALL-LOCK with a CAPTIV positioning system.

If your equipment must be frequently attached, use an Am'D TRIACT-LOCK with a CAPTIV positioning system.

If your equipment must be frequently attached, use an Am’D BALL-LOCK with a CAPTIV positioning system.

Information

Why this choice?

If the user can keep the lanyard permanently attached to the harness, a semi-permanent connector is an ideal solution.

If the user wants the ability to detach the lanyard from the harness, the CAPTIV bar helps prevent most poor positioning of the Am'D.

Precautions for use

ZILLON

The remaining risk of the locking sleeve rubbing against the harness attachment point, equipment, or external items, must be monitored by the user.


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