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    Energy absorbent fall arrester

    Key Features

    • 3 strands rope.
    • Diameter:14 mm, Length: 2 m.
    • 2 screw karabiners with 12 mm opening.

    Design :

    • The energy absorber consists of a single component with a controlled-tear strap and one lanyard.
    • In the event of a fall, the controlled-tear strap (energy dissipater) deploys from inside its plastic cover, breaking the fall. User safety depends on the continuous efficiency of the equipment and a clear understanding of the instruction in this users manual.

    Industry / Job : Construction & Civil, Rescue & Emergency, Travel & Tourism

    Hazard / Risk : Fall

    How To Use

    Instructions for use & precautions:

    • The fall arrester must be used with a fall arrester system as defined in the product data sheet (see standard EN355 and EN362).
    • One of the energy absorber ends is linked to a harness (EN361) fastening point (dorsal or chest) and the order to the anchoring point using connectors EN362.
    • Make sure that no obstacle can prevent the strap from unwinding normally.
    • It is recommended that each user is allocated an energy absorber. The lanyard must only be used by one person at a time.
    • Avoid use near sharp edges, thin structure or corrosion, for they may affect the strap performance.
    • It is forbidden to add or replace any energy absorber component whatsoever.
    • Temperature uses the equipment between -40°C and 50°C to avoid affecting its operation.

    Limits to use:

    • Check that the equipment anchorage point is located above the user (minimum resistance: 10kN) or that the general layout does not allow any free fall or any pendulum movements if a fall occurs.
    • These fall arresters which are connected to the D ring dorsal attachment are only suitable if there is at least a 6-meter clearance from the anchorage point.

    Instructions for storage:

    • Store the lanyard system in a ventilated place away from humidity.
    • Keep the device in its original packaging when not in use, or when transporting.
    • Check the condition of the strings and the stitching and rope protectors.
    • At the time of karabiner connection, check that the locking system is correctly in place.
    • Transport the component or system in a package to protect it from any cuts, moisture or ultraviolet light. Avoid corrosive, overheated or refrigerated atmospheres (freezing temperatures).

    Tests Conducted

    • Dynamic performance: The harness is fitted to a 100kg solid torso dummy and connected via the harness attached to a 2-meter length of 11mm mountaineering rope (specifically chosen to generate a known force to the harness in the case of a fall). This rope is attached to a solid anchor point, and the dummy released over a distance of 4 meters. This test is carried out twice on each harness attachment, once from a head-up position, once from a head-down position (i.e. with the dummy upside down on release). In order to pass the test, the harness must hold the dummy following both drops, with the dummy held in a position not exceeding 50° from the upright position. These tests are repeated on every attachment point on a harness.
    • Static strength: Whole products are subjected to tensile tests, based on a factor of safety on the 6kN expected in use. Harnesses are subject to a 15kN tensile force applied in the upward direction, followed by a 10kN force applied downward. Lanyards are subjected to either 22kN or 15kN applied between the attachment points, depending on the material used – an increased force as the lanyard is expected to be more exposed to aging factors such as abrasion in use. Tensile forces are usually applied and held for at least 3 minutes, to ensure the breaking strength of the product is in excess of the force specified by the standard.
    • Corrosion resistance: Metallic components used in fall protection equipment are subjected to a neutral salt-spray test intended to prove a minimum resistance to environmental corrosion (specifically rust). Products are held within a sealed chamber, which is filled with a salt-water mist, which can induce rust in unprotected metals. Products are subjected to either 24 or 48 hours exposure and examined for rusting and function afterward.

    Remarks

    • .The fall arrester must be used with a fall arrester system.
    • It is forbidden to add or replace any energy absorber component whatsoever.

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