Personal protective equipment
Connectors are used to connect the different components of a fall arrest system. For correct use, the larger hold axis on the body of each connector must be taken into consideration and correct closure must always be verified to prevent accidental opening during use.
Connectors are manufactured with different materials: galvanized steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Steel products are especially suitable for extreme environments (for example continuous use outdoors or with heavy loads), while aluminium is preferred when weight is a determining factor for operations (for example in rescue operations, rope access, etc.).
Different opening/closing connectors systems are available, depending also on frequency of use: automatic systems are more suitable for frequent use, while screw release systems are best for less frequent use (such as connection between lanyard and harness).