Karabiners

The Karabiners or Connectors are likely to be the smallest and least expensive components in your Work restraint or Fall Arrest System but should be chosen with the same level of diligence paid to choosing the anchor or Harness.

Scissorsafe purchase these components exclusively from European manufacturers to be sure of quality of materials and usability .

Connector overview

All industrial connectors in the U.K. and Europe must conform to BS EN 362: 2004 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. This standard stipulates minimum design, strength and safety requirements a connector must meet to be suitable for use but it does not guarantee that all connectors are inherently safe as they are not immune from accidental opening or misuse.

BS EN 362: 2004 has two Clauses which define the acceptable types of gate mechanism. Clause 4.1.3 states “All connectors with a gate shall have a gate locking feature whether manual or self locking” (BSI, 2004) and Clause 4.1.4 states “Connectors with a self-locking gate shall lock the gate automatically when the gate shuts and shall require at least two different deliberate manual actions to open the gate” (BSI, 2004)

50kN Karabiner

PRODUCT CODE

SCS014

ACCREDITED TO

EN362

KEY INFORMATION
This karabiner is the steel version of our alloy Klet karabiner. The steel Klet has the same dimensions as the alloy Klet, a wide base and excellent gate clearance. Its heavier weight has the added benefit of almost doubling the tensile strength of alloy version, increasing the strength from 30kN to 50kN.
This karabiner features a screw gate closure and its key lock design gives it a catch free gate.

Specifications:
  • Material: Steel zinc plated.
  • Strength: 50kN
  • Gate opening strength: 20kN
  • Sideways strength: 15kN
  • Gate open size: 25mm
  • Weight: 235g
  • Length: 119mm
  • Width: 77mm
  • Individual serial number

10mm Oval Karabiner

PRODUCT CODE

SCS013

ACCREDITED TO

EN362

KEY INFORMATION
The standard Steel Oval karabiner with screw gate. With it’s high weight to strength ratio giving a it a tensile strength of 25kN makes this a very versatile karabiner.

Specifications:
  • Material: Heat treated alloy, steel plated screwgate.
  • Strength: 25kN
  • Gate open size: 18mm
  • Weight: 174g
  • Length: 107mm
  • Width: 56mm
  • Individual serial numbered on request.