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MSA launches self-retracting lanyard

MSA Africa has launched its most compact and lightweight self-retracting lanyard designed specifically for environments where close anchorage is available.

“There is a legal obligation to have a comprehensive rescue plan in place when individuals are working at height,”said Nicolas Abry, Business Development Manager, Fall Protection, MEAIR, MSA Middle East FZE.

According to the safety company, the secret behind the Latchways 3 m Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) is the use of multiple spring radial energy-absorbing technology.

“The new design eliminates the need for an external energy absorber outside of the housing, resulting in this being the most compact PFL available on the market today,” explained Abry.

The company added that the precision engineering has resulted in a structurally-reinforced pawl mechanism.

“Supplied with a choice of steel or aluminium top carabiner, with a range of connectors to select from, the retractable lanyard is suitable for a range of applications. Not only does it require zero recalibration or adjustment, but a fully-rotating attachment point allows for total flexibility, including 180° and 360°,” said Abry.

The launch of the MSA Latchways PFL follows MSA Africa’s introduction of the Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD), an integrated unobtrusive rescue system contained in a small backpack attached to a full-body harness. It has been designed to be used in conjunction with a fall protection system or anchor point.

Both the MSA Latchways PFL and PRD are examples of the latest technology being introduced by MSA Africa into the local market to enhance worker safety in this regard.

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