Belay Devices Explained

Belay devices allow you to provide a controlled lower and stop a fall with minimal effort because of friction and tight angles whether its a passive or active device. With all the different styles of belay devices on the market, knowing the unique uses and characteristics and limitations of each will help you select the […]

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Petzl Carabiner Shapes

A good choice of carabiner shape can increase ergonomics and safety for certain uses. The shape of the carabiner frame has an influence on: • major axis strength • load distribution • gate opening size, and capacity • strength in certain positions • ease of handling Another less obvious effect is the balance of the […]

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Changes to the European PPE Laws

New PPE Regulation 2016/425: what’s changed? The 30-year-old PPE Directive 89/686 has been replaced by PPE Regulation 2016/425. The following FAQ contains more information on the impacts and rollout of the change. This will not directly impact the use of your Petzl gear in Australia, but it will change the appearance and content of the […]

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Petzl Carabiner Locking Systems

Did you know Petzl make 6 different standard carabiner gates, plus 3 connector gates? The various systems are designed to meet the different needs for each application, for a precise balance between ergonomics and safety. Here are the Pros and Cons of each system to help you make an informed choice for your application. Your local Petzl […]

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Petzl 2D (QR) Codes – Save time inspecting!

Did you know that all Petzl PPE products have individual serial numbers for efficient logging and tracking of your gear? You may have also noticed a 2D code printed on each piece of Petzl gear, it looks like a QR code. It’s not exactly a QR code, it’s actually a 2D Rectangular Datamatrix code and it contains […]

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How to inspect your climbing harness

When was the last time you inspected your climbing harness? Do you know how old it is and if it needs to be retired? As a climber, it is your responsibility to inspect your gear before or after each use to help reduce the inherent risks of climbing. If your harness is showing unexpected degradation, […]

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Welcome to the new Petzl AUS site

Welcome to the updated Petzl Australia website. This new site went live on September 12th 2018 and will contain up to date local information on Petzl. The main improvements are: Better local Retailer/Dealer Search & Maps, including phone and website links Better Access to popular Petzl Forms and Documents Updated Blog with news from Australia […]

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The New RIG: Tech Tips Updated

As the RIG continues to advance, so have all the associated tech tips. Below is an overview of the latest updates to the tech tips for the RIG Primary uses for the new RIG and comparison with the old RIG This new tech tip sums up all possible uses for the RIG, specifying the performance […]

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Individual Serial Number Evolution

Did you know that most Petzl products have individual serial numbers for efficient logging and tracking of PPE? Did you also know you can scan the 2D code printed on each item to get its serial number? This can be scanned into a spreadsheet, database or tracking software such as Papertrail. In order to improve […]

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NEW: The new RIG

In stock and ready to ship – the new updated RIG Primary uses for the new RIG and comparison with the old RIG This new tech tip sums up all possible uses for the RIG, specifying the performance tolerances for each type of use (weight limit, compatible rope diameters, standards…). For each use, a table […]

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