SALA, a division of the 3M , has launched their new tie-back lanyard range. It offers the industry a safe and simple solution to tie-back applications.

SALA's AS/NZS 1891.1 standards approved shock absorbing tie-back webbing lanyard range has been specifically designed and engineered for tie-back use.

The practice of 'tying back' a lanyard involves hooking it back onto itself, for attachment to larger structures.

Using a regular lanyard for tie-back applications is an unsafe practice that contravenes Australian and New Zealand standards.

"The tie-back shock absorbing lanyard range offers a safe and simple solution to tie-back applications", says Product Manager 3M in Australia and New Zealand, Rick Millar.

"Regular lanyards are not designed to be tied back onto themselves. They are not able to withstand the forces should a fall occur, due to premature wear, cross gate loading and the risk of latch roll out.”

The new range is manufactured with an integral heavy duty protective outer sheath that provides extra abrasion resistance against rough surfaces.

The adjustable tie-back point on each leg of the lanyard allows it to be choked off onto itself without weakening its strength and allows the lanyard to be anchored over different sized structures safely, easily and securely.

The tie-back lanyard is a versatile piece of equipment that can also be safely used as a regular lanyard, eliminating the need for a separate standard lanyard.

The range is available in both single and double tail variants with a variety of end connectors and harness attachment points to suit specific user needs and applications.