Self Belay

WHAT IS SELF BELAY?

A class of preventable injuries in indoor climbing and adventure facilities are related to the use of auto belay devices. Although  auto belays have increased the overall safety of climbing as a recreational activity, in order to be effective they need to be used properly. A common problem in many climbing centers is failure to clip in, or clipping in in the wrong place (e.g. belt loops, utility and positioning loops etc. instead of the harness anchor point). Even experienced climbers are not immune to disregarding safety precautions and climbing without being belayed. Furthermore, small children may find it difficult to operate the carabiner, thus requiring additional staff to connect and disconnect them to the autobelay device.

To address these challenges, we have created the Self Belay – an innovative climbing connector which can be easily used by both children and adults, and is more secure than a triple action carabiner.

WHY SELF BELAY?

1. Features at a glance:

  • Cannot be opened accidentally or on purpose during climbing; users can disconnect from the autobelay device only when on the ground.
  • Compact, yet durable design: size and weight comparable to triple-action carabiners currently in use
  • Compatible with both textile webbing and steel wire rope autobelay devices
  • 360º swivel action to eliminate webbing/rope twisting
  • Meets and exceeds the standard EN 362:2004T Personal protective equipment against fall from a height – Connectors

WHY ONBELAY?

2.  Benefits:

  • Ease of use: Locking and unlocking is performed with only two simple actions, and children as small as 5 years old can be taught how to use the device in a short demonstration session
  • Reliable operation – precludes possibility to clip in the wrong place of the harness
  • Reduced staff members
  • Higher overall safety in the facility
  • Potentially reduced insurance liability and associated costs

SELF BELAY IS IDEAL FOR

Entertainment Parks
Amusement Parks
Recreation Centers
Mobile Climbing Walls
Climbing Gyms
Schools, Colleges and Universities
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