Restraint Technique/Self Recovery Lanyard

Saferight’s Restraint Technique/Self Recovery lanyard system, when used correctly, is designed to prevent falls by working in restraint. The karabiner attached to an auto-braking descender is to be connected to the user’s harness and the other end with a karabiner is to be connected to a secure anchor point. The auto-braking descender works as a rope grab, which allows the user to increase or reduce any slack to ensure the user is working in “restraint”, enabling the user to work under a “Work Positioning System” (One level higher and safer than “Fall Arrest System” under the Hierarchy of Control in the Work Health and Safety Act under the Division of Falls).

In the event the device is misused and there is too much slack, the self-retrieval mechanism, also known as the auto-braking descender, is located on the device and can be activated to lower the user to the ground safely. This is specifically designed to eliminate any risk of suspension intolerance. The system reduces ground clearance from 6 metres to 0.2 metres and dynamic reaction distance from 1.7 metres to 0.2 metres.

This Restraint Technique Lanyard is certified to AS/NZ 1891.1:2007, AS/NZ 1891.3:2020, is in line with Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and the relevant Codes of Practice.

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Product Demonstration

Single Tail

Prevents workers from falling and has a friction reaction distance of 100mm with 4kN shock load in a misuse situation and it is also designed to engineer out the effects of suspension trauma on the human body. It allows the conscious user to be able to “self rescue” to the ground without any assistance from third party emergency services personnel.

Twin Tail

Allows for the rescue recovery of an “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.


All lanyards are to be inspected every 6 months (minimum) as required by AS/NZS 1891.4. Saferight offers testing, tagging and inspection services. 

RTL3 Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 3M
RTL7 Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 7M
RTL12 Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 12M
RTL3-D Twin Tail Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 3M
RTL7-D Twin Tail Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 7M
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  • Easy to install and use
  • Shock load reduced from 6kn to 4.2kn
  • Auto-descent breaking mechanism which acts as a rope grab allowing the user to lower one’s self to the ground in an emergency
  • Available in any length (customisable)


  • Working at heights – self recovery
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Emergency Responders


  • Maximum combined weight including tools shall be no more than 120kg


  • 2x Steel Karabiner 10mm 28kN Triple Action
  • C.A.M.P. Druid Auto Braking Descender
  • Camp 11mm Iridium Kernamntle Rope


  • 100% Visual inspection
  • Certified to to AS/NZ 1891.1:2007 and AS/NZ 1891.3:2020
  • Saferight is an ISO 9001 Certified Company