Lanyards: Part II
By its most basic definition, a lanyard is simply a short length of rope or line for securing something. While this definition is true of personal protective lanyards used for climbing in production tree work, a new, more comprehensive definition must be considered. With forethought, planning and proper material selection, a lanyard can become a supplemental positioning system, a second means of attachment and an asset to overall climbing productivity and safety. This new definition is what we will consider in this article.