Lanyard: A flexible line of rope, wire rope or strap with a connector usually at each end for connecting the body belt or harness to a deceleration device, lifeline or anchorage.
A lanyard can be no longer than six feet.
Self-retractable Lanyard: allows freedom of movement but protects the worker should a fall occur.
Webbing moves with the worker, pulling out when the person moves forward and retracting when the worker moves back. If a worker falls, the unit locks, restricting the fall distance to two feet or less.
Deceleration device: any mechanism which serves to dissipate a substantial amount of energy during a fall arrest.
Such as rope grabs, ripstitch lanyards, automatic self-retracting lifelines.
Lifelines: may be vertical or horizontal.
Vertical lifelines support only one person at a time. Horizontal lifelines subject to greater loads and require proper design and installation.
Positioning Device System: system of equipment or hardware when used with body belts or harnesses can support an employee in a work position.
ALL SYSTEMS MUST BE INSPECTED DAILY BEFORE EACH USE.
Inspect for mildew, wear, damage and other deterioration before each use. Know the method of use, intended functions and proper performance of equipment. Know how to put on, adjust and connect the equipment.
REPORT UNSAFE EQUIPMENT, CONDITIONS OR PROCEDURES