10 Reasons To Buy B-Safe Self-Retracting Lanyards
(Taken from this post by Beaver Brands. Republished with permission. Edited for point of view, recency and relevance.)
A retractable lanyard has a restoring spring that keeps the wire rope or webbing taut, which allows it to be activated immediately in case of a fall.
You can use the B-Safe retractable lanyard when working on high buildings, bridges, roofs and other workplaces where there are fall hazards.
You might consider choosing it over a standard shock-absorbing lanyard for the following reasons:
- Weighing only 1.2 kg, it’s very lightweight and compact.
- It gives you freedom of movement that is not possible with a longer shock absorber. Once it’s tied to an anchor point, you can move around easily to accomplish your task.
- The energy absorber is contained within the compact unit, so the risk of trips and falls caused by the lanyard dragging next to the worker are minimised.
- With a shorter “activation distance”, it reduces the risk of you hitting the ground or any obstructions at a lower level in the case of a fall.
- With a maximum length of 2.5 metres, it gives extended reach and versatility when working at heights.
- It’s manufactured in Australia.
- It’s tested to AS/NZS 1891.3 standards.
- It’s a cost-effective and versatile anchoring system.
- It has a built-in webbing guide, encased within the tough impact-resistant cover, that prevents twisting.
- It comes complete with two twist lock karabiners, making it safer compared to screw-type karabiners.
Important: The safe working load limit of the B-Safe Self-Retracting Lanyard is one person up to 100 kgs, and it must be connected to a full body harness and a reliable anchor point rated to at least 15 kN.