construction safety lanyard « Back to Glossary Index

A lanyard in construction is an essential part in keeping workers safe from falls. It typically refers to part of a fall arrest or fall restraint system. The lanyard is the piece of the personal restraint system which connects your harness to the rope grab and rop.

A lanyard typically comes with clips on each end. These clips than connect to the D-Rings on the harness and the O-Ring on the rope grab.

Harnesses in some situations may connect directly to the holding member such as a D-Ring on a hoist or swing stage safety cable.

There are different types of lanyards available including standard, extra long and shock absorbing lanyards.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
lanyard (noun)
a piece of rope or line for fastening something in a ship , especially one of the pieces passing through deadeyes to extend shrouds or stays
a) a cord or strap to hold something (as a knife or a whistle) and usually worn around the neck
b) a cord worn as a symbol of a military citation
a strong line used to activate a system (as in firing a cannon)