Webbing Tool Lanyards

Webbing Tool Lanyard (D-Ring)

Webbing Tool Lanyard (D-Ring)
Webbing Tool Lanyard (Loop)

Webbing Tool Lanyard (Loop)
Webbing Tool Lanyard (Swivel)

Webbing Tool Lanyard (Swivel)


Multi-Purpose Webbing Tool Lanyards

For many industrial workers, complying with at height safety regulations means finding the most flexible safety solutions that are also reliable. One of those solutions is the webbing tool lanyard which provides a safe way to secure tools that is both lightweight and versatile. Its flat construction style also makes it easy to use in some applications where other types of tool lanyards are more difficult.

The webbing of tool lanyards are made of high-strength polyester. This material is incredibly strong yet very flexible at the same time. It is also resistant to moisture, electrical conductivity, and extreme temperature changes. However, it's not the best choice where abrasive conditions exist or there is the potential of cutting the lanyard on sharp objects or equipment.

Versatility of Webbing Tool Lanyards

There are 3 styles of webbing tool lanyards to choose from. The most versatile of all is one with a d-ring on one end and a polyester rope loop on the other. What makes this so versatile is the fact that it can be adapted for such a wide variety of tools.

For example, it can be hooked to a tool belt using a Karabiner and the d-ring. That leaves the loop available for securing your tools. For tools with even the smallest hole available, the loop slips through and the tool is secured. That loop can also be used with a Karabiner of its own.

If you chose to, you could flip the lanyard around and attach the loop to a tool belt either by looping at through itself or attaching a Karabiner. That leaves the d-ring available on the other hand to attach to a tool with a clip. Using these same principles you could use this type of lanyard with holsters, safety harnesses, tool bags, scaffolding, and even multiple light hand tools simultaneously.

Different Applications for Webbing Tool Lanyards

Because of the versatility of these types of lanyards, they can be used for an almost unlimited amount of applications. About their only drawback is the fact that they are not retractable. That means when a tool is not in use there will be some excess slack that needs to be accounted for. Furthermore, when a tool is in use the worker will be limited as to how far out he can stretch the tool. In applications where a long reach is required a retractable or elasticated tool lanyard might be a better choice.

Other end configurations include having two d-ring connectors, which is ideal for clipping to an anchor point using a connector while the other end is connected to the tool tether. A third option is to have a d-ring at one end and a swivel connector at the other end allowing tools to swivel without twisting the lanyard.

Who Benefits From Webbing Tool Lanyards

Webbing tool lanyards can be found in just about any industrial environment which requires at height work. Typical examples would include airline workers, line-workers, building and construction contractors, process, oil and gas engineers, telecommunications, utilities workers, and so forth. Next to the wire tool lanyard, a webbing model is probably one of the most widely used tool lanyards in today's industrial environments.

Be Sure of Quality

The point of using tool lanyards is to comply with regulations and keep everyone involved as safe as possible. In order to do that you need to be aware of the manufacturer supplying your safety equipment and their track record of quality. The webbing tool lanyards should be rated high enough to be used on your job site with the types of tools you use. They should also be certified as meeting safety standards so that you know for sure.

A high-quality webbing tool lanyard will be individually serialized so that it can be tracked and controlled. This is important when it comes time for safety inspections on the job site. An inspector will certify safety equipment that is being used properly while also providing a list of deficiencies for any equipment that is not. In the latter case, it is helpful to be able to track individual pieces so that corrective action may be taken.

Remember that when purchasing safety equipment for at height work price is not everything. It is true that you get what you pay for in most cases. If you want high quality webbing tool lanyards you'll probably pay a little more than poor quality items. But when it comes to the safety of your workers and customers, the extra expense is very much justified.

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