anchors and carabiners

Choice of Petzl carabiner for attaching a descender with a safety gate (I’D S, RIG, STOP…) to the harness

Key issues and risks When the rope is taut, the carabiner and the device are held in position by the tension. But when the rope is slack, the device and its carabiner can move about and become poorly positioned. So there is a risk of rubbing on the sleeve, or of cantilever loading between the …

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Petzl Carabiner Locking Systems

The various systems meet different needs for each application, for a precise balance between ergonomics and safety. ERGONOMICS Advantages: • The sleeve locks manually, only when desired by the user • Can be operated with one hand Disadvantages: • The time it takes to lock the sleeve SAFETY Advantages: • Reliability in dirty or harsh …

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PPE Inspection – Carabiners

This week on Tech Pick of the Week we focus on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) specifically carabiners. It is always good practice to inspect your gear on the regular. Our tech expert Luke Bryan breaks down a few key elements to look into while inspecting your carabiner cache. Before beginning inspection on your carabiner make …

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