Before using this product, you must read and understand all the instructions for use. Rock climbing and mountaineering are dangerous. It is your responsibility to learn the necessary techniques for these activities and to use the equipment correctly. Do not use this equipment without prior training. You are personally responsible for your actions and decisions. If you are not capable of controlling the risks incurred, do not use this equipment. This user guide was written in accordance with the requirements of the regulation (EU) 2016/425. We cannot envisage all of the incorrect uses of this harness. Hence, any use other than that described in this user guide is strictly prohibited. Failure to respect any of these warnings may result in serious injury or death.
A – Single lanyard
B – Double lanyard
C – Carabiner lock (rubber part)
D – End of the lanyard
E – Tie-in loop with the harness
F – Traceability label
This user guide explains the use of single and double lanyards. The single and double lanyards are designed for use with personal protection equipment that meets the standards in force. Ensure that the elements of the belay system are compatible with one another and that none of the elements in the belay chain affects the operation and safety function of any other elements. These lanyards are designed to protect the user against the risk of falling when at the belay station. The tensile strength of the lanyards is higher than 15 Kn. You are advised to pay attention to the individual or combined effects of humidity, frost or the presence of knots on the rope that forms the lanyard. These effects reduce the strength of the lanyard and also make it more difficult to handle. Remember to protect your product against sharp edges. Contact with sharp edges can damage the rope, or even cause it to suddenly snap. Take care to regularly check the condition of your equipment.
3-1: Installation of the carabiner(s) (illustration N°1)
On the end(s) of the lanyard (D), we strongly recommend the use of locking carabiners that meet the standard EN 12275). To install the carabiner on the end of the lanyard, thread it through the loop (D) at the end of the lanyard and through the orifice in the carabiner lock. You can dampen the carabiner with water for easier installation.
3-2: Attachment to the harness (illustration N°2)
Make a cow hitch with the complete device. Thread the attachment loop through the tie-in loop of the harness, then thread the end(s) of the lanyard through the attaching buckle.
SIMOND lanyards are designed and made with dynamic ropes that allow for the attachment of the lanyards to belays under optimal safety conditions. To achieve these safety conditions, you must take the steps required to obey the following two rules: 1/ As far as possible, the lanyard must remain taut 2/ The tie-in point must be below the anchor point (illustration N°3). It is imperative to never pass above the anchor point of the belay. The force of the shock produced by this type of fall can cause serious injuries or death (fall factor higher than 1).
3-4: Use of the double lanyard
The double lanyard has an additional strand used for short or long lanyarding. Other uses, such as the attachment of a belaying device for rappelling, for example, require a high degree of knowledge and expertise in climbing and mountaineering.
3-5: Main restriction on use: (illustration N°4)
The single and double lanyards are not energy absorbers. Consequently, their use in Via Ferrata is strictly forbidden and can result in serious injury or death in the event of a fall.
4.1 – Maintenance
Clean your lanyard with tepid clean water and gentle soap. Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of soap. Leave to dry in the open air, away from light and heat. If you use your lanyard in a saline atmosphere, make sure that you thoroughly rinse it in clean water after use, then leave it to dry in the open air. Refer to the user guide for the maintenance of the carabiner.
4.2 – Storage
Store your equipment in a dry, cool and well ventilated place, out of the light. Avoid all contact with chemicals or corrosive substances of any kind, as they would damage the rope. Take care not to expose your lanyard to temperatures below -40°C or above +80°C. So, never leave your harness in a car in the sun, for example.
Any repair or modification of the product is prohibited. You are strongly advised not buy a second-hand equipment, as its history may false.
6.1 – Checks
Check that your equipment is in good condition before and after use: - check for cuts and signs of wear on the rope caused by abrasion or burns, - check the condition of the seams, and in particular, check for any signs of damage to the seam threads. A thorough inspection must be carried out at least once a year by a qualified person Your lanyard is subject to ageing. Its properties will diminish over time, so remember to replace it regularly.
6.2 – Lifespan
The maximum lifespan of SIMOND products is issued based on the manufacturing date indicated on the product: duration of storage: up to 5 years under the right conditions before first use Duration of use: - intensive use: 3 months to 1 year - moderate use: 2 to 3 years - regular but occasional use: 4 to 5 years This duration is calculated starting on the date of manufacture of the product shown on the label (F). It shows the year (four figures) and the month (two figures) of manufacture. The lifespan of depends on the frequency and manner of use. Lanyards are subject to ageing and wear due to mechanical stress, friction, UV rays and humidity. The lanyard may suffer irreparable and invisible damage, right from the first time it is used. If it stops a heavy fall, the lanyard must never be used again. As long as your lanyard meets the above inspection requirements, then you can use it. If you have any doubts about the condition of a product, have it checked by a competent and qualified person or destroy it.
SIMOND lanyards have a 2-year warranty, starting from the date of purchase of the product, covering all manufacturing defects. Normal wear and tear as well as any damage resulting from misuse or modification of the product are excluded from the warranty.
YYYY/MM/XXXXXX: year - month of manufacture + individual identification number
0333: Certifying organisation module D: AFNOR Certification – 11 rue F. de Pressensé – 93571 La Plaine St Denis Cedex – France
0082: Notified laboratory responsible for the EU type examination: APAVE SUDEUROPE SAS - CS60193 – 13322 Marseilles Cedex – France. Laboratory no: 0082
: Refer to the user guide before using this equipment
: The single and double lanyards are not energy absorbers. Consequently, their use on Via Ferrata is strictly forbidden.
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: recyclable product or packaging
: this product complies with the UIAA 109:2018 safety label
: equipment compliant with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/425
You can find the EU declaration of conformity on our website www.supportdecathlon.com