In the world of fall protection, lanyards are everywhere. Hell, most of them are indistinguishable from brand to brand. For a newcomer, this is a disaster. What is the real difference? Um... that depends. However, in this post, I want to point out a lanyard that a lot of people don't even know exist. When should you be using a cable lanyard?
There are two very important instances in which you would be smart to pursue a steel cable lanyard instead of a traditional web lanyard.
Situation the First: If you have a very rough working environment, you should seriously consider a galvanized cable lanyard. There is nothing worse than burning through web lanyards at alarming rates because you're doing heavy duty work. Save yourself some money and headaches. Get a lanyard that can put up with your abuse.
Situation the Second: If you are welder, and you don't have a kevlar lanyard, consider a steel cable lanyard. Welding splatter can melt a polyester lanyard and... well... a melted lanyard isn't very safe. Not very safe at all. A cable lanyard will stay durable while welding. Keep that in mind.
Now, if you fall into one of the two categories above, consider a steel cable lanyard. Do you use a cable lanyard? What jobs do you use them for?