Custom Rope Access Work Positioning Lanyards (Cows Tail)


We have designed and manufactured these custom lanyards especially for the rope access industry.
(Other lengths and end types can be custom manufactured, by request)

50cm Positioning Lanyard

This extra-short 50cm lanyard allows for close connection to a work structure giving a very controlled work position, without excessive loops/knots/ends of rope getting in the way.
Even adding the length of one typical carabiner, it limits falls below 60cm for safety (always connect to anchor horizontally or above the harness connector, if you are using this feature).

3m Cow's Tail Lanyard

In this design the dynamic rope and the figure 8 knot act as an energy absorber, keeping fall forces to a minimum.
Research has show than cow's tails using dynamic rope; even though there is only 3 meters of rope in the construction, absorb more energy than just static rope, and the figure 8 knot absorbs a lot of energy as it gets tightened in a fall.
Made from 11mm Dynamic rope as per IRATA requirements, with stitched eyelets each end including plastic shrouds and clear heat shrink over the sewn terminations.
The lanyards can be lengthened or shortened by simply adjusting knot(s). The overall length is 3mts, giving several useful lanyard lengths/configurations:

  • If using a single central Figure 8 knot you can get 2 legs approximately 1.15 metres each, or any combination of long/short.
  • If using two Figure 8 knots (as pictured, and our recommended option) you get 2 legs approximately 80cm each,
    or any combination - the greater the rope between the knots, the shorter you can get your lanyards.

Tag includes manufacture date and retire from service date.

Note: Cow's tails must be retired after a fall. Weight:   320 Grams Length:  3 mts Colour:  Red with Grey Fleck

Most* items are shipped using Australia Post, and a flat shipping & handling fee of $9.95 is charged on all orders at checkout. Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any special shipping requests. Please note; any items that are contained in a commercial quotation by our Sales Team are not included in our $9.95 standard shipping rate offer.

Some items are not able to be shipped via Australia Post due to size and/or weight restrictions, but they can be collected from our Collingwood Store free of charge or the Bulky Freight charge will be shown below.

Most items are held in stock in Collingwood, occasionally we run out of stock of some items. We will notify you advising when your order will be available for collection.

External Territories:

The following External Territories attract a shipping fee of $16.00.

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Antarctica
  • Christmas Island
  • Norfolk Island