In many industries, falling is the number one cause of injuries, and emergency responders are no exception. Since emergency responders work in all sorts of hazardous environments, police lanyards and firefighter lanyards are necessary safety measures should a responder slip, trip, or fall in precarious situations. Rescue lanyards work as a deceleration device that bears the brunt of the force; it achieves this by being made of nylon webbing or cable.
Rescue lanyards are also used in industrial settings, even if individuals in those environments aren’t emergency responders. Industries like construction can lead to hazardous working environments because those workers are the ones building safety features. Industrial lanyards are great for when industrial workers are operating at great heights without any kind of protective features to keep them from falling.