Tests of ABSORBICA lanyards in a fall over an edge - Petzl USA
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Tests of ABSORBICA lanyards in a fall over an edge

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.

Depending on anchor position, the lanyard can rub on an edge in a fall.

The strength of the ABSORBICA-I and Y lanyards is based on an existing standard: the EN 355 standard provides additional tests for this situation (RFU 11.074).

ABSORBICA-I and Y lanyards, both webbing and rope versions, meet the requirements of these tests.

WARNING: evaluate the texture of any edges you might encounter in the field and if possible change the configuration to avoid exposing your lanyard to rubbing over an edge.

Test of a straight fall over an edge

100 kg mass

Fall length: 2 m

Lanyard rubbing on a metal edge 0.5 mm in radius.

The lanyard must not be severed.

Test of a straight fall over an edge
Test of a straight fall over an edge

Test of a pendulum fall over an edge

100 kg mass

Fall length: 2 m

Offset of 1.5 meters before falling.

The lanyard must not be severed.

Test of a pendulum fall over an edge.
Test of a pendulum fall over an edge.
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Notes:

As with most laboratory tests, the chosen scenario is very harsh and not representative of a real work situation. For these tests the lanyard was extended beyond the normal length.

Warning: observe the usage conditions for ABSORBICA lanyards as specified in the Instructions for Use.