Maillon Rapide quick links used as a connector on PPE (personal protective equipment) against falls from heights, mountaineering and rock climbing, are distinguished by a specific marking in relation to the following:
- European standards: EN 362 standard;
- Industrial PPE: fall arrest systems, work restraint, work positioning, rope access. EN 12275 standard;
- Mountaineering PPE: rock climbing, climbing walls, caving, canyoning.
Breaking strength in kN is identified on Piguet Maillon Rapide quick links meant for application in PPE.
Breaking strength must not be under 25 kN. When used in PPE, the breaking strength engraved on the Maillon Rapide quick links clearly identifies the maximum load.
Individual ID marking: a specific laser marking is added to the usual marking, providing users with an interesting option in terms of product check, while no data collection shall be made by Piguet. This option is available exclusively on PPE-certified Maillon Rapide quick links (EN 362 / EN 12275 standards).
The product range for PPE in mountaineering also carries the UIAA label (International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation).
According to legislation, a user instruction is required with each EN 362 and EN 12275-certified Maillon Rapide quick link, sold or used as a connector when fitted on PPE.
Working load limit: 700 kg
Breaking load: 3 500 kg