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Fall Protection Lanyard Certification

According to Canadian law, fall protection lanyards must pass certification inspections every year.

Hercules SLR provides ASME certified inspection, testing, and certification services for fall protection lanyards.

More frequent service may be required, depending on the demands on the equipment.

Hercules SLR fall protection lanyard service includes checking for damage, distortion, and discoloration, checking that all the labels are present and legible, and determining if the energy absorber has been activated. Energy absorbers that have been activated must be removed from service and destroyed.

Nothing is more important that going home safe at the end of the day, so make sure your fall protection lanyard safety certification is up-to-date.

Contact the fall protection lanyard service experts at Hercules SLR today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your manufacturer may recommend replacing the lanyard every three years, but PPE used in a highly corrosive environment wears out sooner. A seldom used three or four-year-old lanyard may have remaining service life.

 – Ripped, frayed, cut, burnt, discolored, or soiled webbing, or paint on the webbing

 – An impact indicator suggesting a fall took place.

 – Corroded or damaged snap hooks

 – Illegible tags

Approvals and Inspection

In Canada the Fall Protection industry recognizes the following standards:

– CSA Z259.11 Personal Energy Absorbers and Lanyards

– ANSI Z359.1 Safety requirements for personal fall arrest systems, subsystems and components (Alberta only)

A thorough examination shall be carried out by a competent person at least every year or more frequently according to statutory regulations, manufactures recommendations, environment, type of use and past records.

  • Inspect the lanyard labels to verify that they are present and legible. Check the formal inspection grid to be sure a formal inspection has been performed within the time frame required.
  • Inspect energy absorbers for evidence of deployment. Remove from service and destroy energy absorbers with evidence of deployment. Inspect for elongation and/or separation of webbing layers and/or appearance of webbing outside the pouch.
  • Inspect all fabric parts, including webbing and stitching. Remove the lanyard from service if significant fraying, severe wear, cuts, burns, abrasion, discoloration or other damage occurs.
  • Inspect all metallic parts for evidence of damage, alteration and missing parts.
    • Inspect snap hooks for deformation, fractures, cracks, corrosion, deep pitting, burrs, sharp edges, cuts, loose parts, and evidence of excessive heat or chemical exposure.
    • Check snap hook function. Unlock, open, close, and lock several times. Gate must automatically close and snugly seat against nose. The locking mechanism must retain the gate tip within 1/8 inch (3 mm) of the nose when firm pressure is applied to the gate.
  • Inspect all plastic parts for cuts, breaks, alteration, excessive wear, missing and loose parts. Inspect for evidence of burns, excessive heat or chemical attack.
  • Inspect each component and subsystem of the complete system in accordance with the associated manufacturer’s instructions
  • Store the lanyard in a cool, dry and clean place out of direct sunlight. Avoid areas where heat, moisture, light, oil, and chemicals or their vapors or other degrading elements may be present. Equipment which is damaged or in need of maintenance should not be stored in the same area as usable equipment. Heavily soiled, wet, or otherwise contaminated equipment should be properly maintained (e.g. dried and cleaned) prior to storage. Prior to using equipment which has been stored for long periods of time, a formal inspection should be performed by a competent person.
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