The Restraint/Self-Recovery Lanyard is classified under the category of “Engineering Controls” (2 levels safer than PPE) and adheres to AS/NZS 1891.1/3
Saferight has engineered a new 2020 technology – Restraint/Self-Recovery Lanyard, that prevents workers from falling and has a friction reaction distance of 100mm, with 4kN shock load in a misuse situation. This lanyard represents ground breaking technology, and does not only stop your workers/employees from the possibility of falling from one level to another, it is also designed to engineer out the effects of suspension trauma on the human body eg. it allows the conscious user to be able to “self-recover” to the ground without any assistance from third party emergency services personnel. The design of the Restraint/Self-Recovery Lanyard allows the user to operate at the highest levels of safety as per the Hierarchy of Control eg. “Restraint Technique” as a Fall Protection Engineering Control, which eliminates the possibility of a fall when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations for safe use, which ensures the user cannot fall.
Saferight also provides a Restraint Technique/Self-Recovery Lanyard – Twin Tail which is recommended for tower access. It can also be used with static lines on roofs as a lanyard system to gain access to a gutter line etc. The benefit of the Twin Tail Lanyard is that it allows for the rescue recovery of a “unconscious” person who is suspended in a harness to be lowered to the ground without any employee/person putting their life at risk by having to expose themselves to an unprotected edge to rescue the fallen/suspended person.
The unconscious person is simply lowered to the ground by activating the retrieval mechanism attached to the anchor point/static line. In this manner, rescue recoveries which were highly technical operations conducted by highly skilled emergency services personnel can now be conducted simply and safely by any person without risk to that person.
The added benefits of the Restraint/Self-Recovery Lanyard is that it does not have to be thrown away/destroyed if an accidental fall occurs due to user error eg. allowing slack in the system and using the lanyard for Fall Arrest and not the preferred Restraint Technique. The lanyard is designed to absorb the shock load quickly and efficiently with the minimum extension to ensure maximum safety regarding ground clearance requirements. Unique benefits of this technology includes:
Lanyard length should be equal to the distance from the anchor point to the ground. This distance may change depending on the work being conducted and should be conducted/calculated in Risk Assessment/Job Hazard Analysis (JHA).