SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #96 – Energy Absorber Weight Limits
ALL energy absorbers have user weight limits. The revised CSA Z259.11 Standard for Energy Absorbers and Lanyards was just released this month. In it, the classifications for E4 and E6 energy absorbers have been ELIMINATED and now manufacturers are responsible to label their lanyards (Sample below) with a min/max weight limit based on the new lanyard performance standard. E4 and E6 lanyards CAN continue to be used if permitted by your regulators – in accordance with the manufacturer’s specified weight limits.