Fall Energy Absorber
What we check:
- Ends of the Strap
- Mechanical Damage
- Chemical Damage
- Thermal Damage
- Seam Integrity
- Absorbing Ability
Ends of the Strap – If you find any problems with the ends of the strap (or lanyard), the product must not be used. For newer products, it is possible to discuss and return for repair by the manufacturer. For older products, repair is usually not possible due to the perforations already existing in the material that needs to be re-sewn.
Mechanical Damage – If the absorber or its components are damaged due to contact with another object such that its integrity is compromised, the product must be retired from use.
Chemical Damage - If discoloration on the absorber, its parts or its stitching does not disappear after cleaning or when touching or rubbing changes the shape or color, the product should be retired.
Thermal Damage - If the absorber or its parts remains blackened (soot) even after cleaning, or the rope or lanyard has a glassy surface or breaks or flakes when rubbed, the product should be retired.
Seam Integrity - If a seam is shorter, unraveling, worn or torn, or is showing signs of thermal or chemical damage on one or more threads, the product should be retired.
Absorbing Ability – If the absorber strap is coming out of the case, the control piece is broken, and/or the connecting part of the absorber strap is frayed, it is clear that the fall absorber was activated. The product must be retirered