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How the Petzl Grillon Hook Works

     In the fall protection range, the Petzl Grillon Hook, which is a positioning lanyard, is of utmost importance. This positioning lanyard allows tower climbers and similar to achieve close proximity at their workstation, allowing comfortable and of course, safe positioning. Any professional fall arrest system requires this particular safety hook, not only for peace of mind, but also as a result of all of the features it has to offer.

The Petzl Grillon owes its reliability and functionality to its various components. What Exactly Does the Petzl Grillon Safety Hook Comprise of? The hook itself offers a simple yet highly effective design. The positioning lanyard consists of a sturdy semi-static rope, coupled with two plastic protective sheaths which limit friction on the rope and ensure smooth gliding of the rope, as well as a self-blocking device. While the rope included is of an exceptional quality and strength, all tower climbers are required to have reliable backup rope available, for added security and peace of mind.

Of course positioning lanyard systems don't come in a one-size-fits-all package. The Petzl Grillon Hook is generally available in 2m, 3m, 4m and 5m options. Some variations exclude a carabiner in the system and have a plastic sheath which positions the connector instead. Pay careful attention to the type of lanyard you are purchasing.

The Petzl Grillon Hook offers the following to tower climbers:

- Unfailing functionality with ease of use.
- Complete peace of mind that the climber is in control.
- Exceptional durability which allows the hook to function and maintain, even in harsh conditions with heavy loads.
- Undeniable quality and value for money.

The Two Functions Offered by the Petzl Grillon Hook

There is no denying that the Petzl Grillon Hook should be included in every fall arrest system available, but what functionality does it offer? The positioning lanyard offers two functions or modes as follows: Single Mode and Double Mode.

When in single mode the tower climber will need to be in a standing position and will need to select an anchor point that is high. The climber will need to ensure that weight is evenly distributed across the thighs and waist belt, which can be done by attaching the lanyard to the ventral loop. While always holding the free end of the rope, the rope can be slowly released using the handle.

Double mode works quite differently to single mode. The tower climber will start in a standing position and will need to select an anchor point which is at hip height. Weight is evenly distributed on the waist belt by attaching the positioning lanyard on the various attachment points.

Of course the length of the rope within the lanyard system may need to be adjusted from time to time. This is done in the following ways:

- Lengthening rope - pressing on the cam.
- Shortening rope - slow pulling on the rope.

Where Can You Get Petzl Grillon Hooks?

At Connect-IT Wireless, we stock a range of high quality and affordable Petzl Grillon Hooks. If you are looking for a range of fall arrest systems and accessories, you have come to just the right place. Contact us at Connect-IT Wireless via email or telephone today.

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To learn more about CIW’s tower climbing ropes and tower climbing safety gear, contact us at Connect-It Wireless

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