Lanyards intended for use in connecting the attachment point of a harness to a suitable anchorage device. This type of lanyard is intended for use as a component of a larger system, which should include a shock absorbing element.
Whole products are subjected to tensile tests. Belts, harnesses and lanyards are subject to a 15kN tensile force. Tensile forces are applied and held for at least 3 minutes, to ensure the breaking strength of the product is in excess of the force specified by the standard.