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 .
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 rated karabiner/Connector
The tensile strength of this karabiner is 50kN, featuring a wide base , screw gate closure, wide gate opening and key lock design which provides a catch free gate.
10mm Oval Karabiner
- Material: Heat treated alloy, steel plated screwgate.
- Strength: 25kN
- Gate open size: 18mm
- Weight: 174g
- Length: 107mm
- Width: 56mm
- Individual serial numbered on request.