Restraint Technique/Self Recovery Lanyard



[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Saferight’s Restraint Technique/Self Recovery lanyard system, when used correctly, is designed to prevent falls by working in restraint. The karabiner attached to an auto-braking descender is to be connected to the user’s harness and the other end with a karabiner is to be connected to a secure anchor point. The auto-braking descender works as a rope grab, which allows the user to increase or reduce any slack to ensure the user is working in “restraint”, enabling the user to work under a “Work Positioning System” (One level higher and safer than “Fall Arrest System” under the Hierarchy of Control in the Work Health and Safety Act under the Division of Falls).

In the event the device is misused and there is too much slack, the self-retrieval mechanism, also known as the auto-braking descender, is located on the device and can be activated to lower the user to the ground safely. This is specifically designed to eliminate any risk of suspension intolerance. The system reduces ground clearance from 6.5 metres to 3.4 metres.

This Restraint Technique Lanyard is certified to AS/NZ 1891.1:2007, AS/NZ 1891.3:2020, is in line with Work Health and Safety Act 2020 and the relevant Codes of Practice.

Datasheet available below.

Product Overview

(1) RTL – Single Tail 

The single tail variant of a restraint technique lanyard is a specialized piece of equipment designed for work positioning and restraint techniques. It is an adjustable lanyard with a built-in shock absorber mechanism that serves to prevent workers from falling while on the job. In the event of a misuse situation, the lanyard has a friction reaction distance of 100mm with a 4kN shock load, which provides additional safety measures for the user.

It is designed to engineer out the effects of suspension trauma on the human body. This is a critical concern in situations where a worker may be suspended in a harness for an extended period of time. The lanyard’s shock-absorbing mechanism helps to reduce the risk of suspension trauma, which can cause serious health issues or even death.

Another important feature of the single tail variant is that it allows the conscious user to be able to “self-rescue” to the ground without the need for assistance from third-party emergency services personnel. This is made possible by the lanyard’s adjustability, which provides the user with more flexibility and reposition themselves as necessary.

(2) RTL – Twin Tail

A twin tail variant of a restraint technique lanyard can be used to tether two users to a single anchor point, while still allowing them a degree of flexibility to move around. This can be particularly useful in situations where two workers need to work together in close proximity to each other, such as when performing maintenance or repair work on a piece of machinery or equipment.

The twin tail variant typically consists of two separate tails that can be attached to the same anchor point or harness, allowing two users to be tethered together. The tails are often adjustable, so that the users can move around within a limited range, but are still prevented from reaching a dangerous area.

It’s important to note that when using a twin tail variant of a restraint technique lanyard, the anchor point must be strong enough to support the weight of two users.

(2) RTL – Third Party Rescue

This third variant provides a solution for rescuing an unconscious person who is suspended in a harness, without exposing any employee or rescuer to unnecessary risk. This innovative device enables the individual to be safely lowered to the ground, without exposing themselves to unprotected edges during the rescue operation. This is accomplished through the use of a retrieval mechanism, which is attached to the anchor point or static line, and can be easily activated to initiate the descent of the suspended person. The concept utilises a pulley system that is connected to two descenders/retrieval systems, in contrast to the single tail system that utilizes only one.

saferight rtlAll lanyards are to be inspected every 6 months (minimum) as required by AS/NZS 1891.4. Saferight offers testing, tagging and inspection services. 

RTL3 Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 3M
RTL7 Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 7M
RTL12 Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 12M
RTL3-D Twin Tail Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 3M
RTL7-D Twin Tail Restraint Technique/Self-Rescue Lanyard with GK1 Karabiners + Bag – 7M




Additional information


RTL3 – Restraint Technique Lanyard 3M, RTL7 – Restraint Technique Lanyard 7M, RTL12 – Restraint Technique Lanyard 12M, RTL20 – Restraint Technique Lanyard 20m, (Twin Tail) RTL3-D – Restraint Technique Lanyard 3M, (Twin Tail) RTL7-D – Restraint Technique Lanyard 7M, LANYARD RESTRAINT TECHNIQUE/SELF-RESCUE SERIES C/W GK1 KARABINER, GK9 SCAFFOLD HOOK, BAG – 1.5M, LANYARD TWIN TAIL RESTRAINT TECHNIQUE/SELF-RESCUE SERIES C/W GK1 KARABINER, GK9 SCAFFOLD HOOKS – 1.5M


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