The Normal Quick Link is originally designed on the basis of a chain link with a manual opening with nut. This shape, also called “oval”, very faithfully respects the spirit of this connector.
Maillon Rapide quick links used as a connector on P.P.E. (personal protective equipment) against falls from heights, mountaineering and rock climbing, are distinguished by a specific marking in relation with following European standards:
EN 362 standard – industrial P.P.E.: fall arrest systems, work restraint, work positioning, rope access.
EN 12275 standard – mountaineering P.P.E.: rock climbing, climbing walls, caving, canyoning.
Breaking strength in kN is identified on Péguet Maillon Rapide quick links meant for application in P.P.E. Breaking strength must not be under 25 kN.
When used in P.P.E., 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 Péguet.
This option is available exclusively on P.P.E. certified Maillon Rapide quick links – EN 362 / EN 12275 standards.
The product range for P.P.E. in mountaineering also carries the U.I.A.A. label (International Mountaineering and limbing Federation).
According to legislation, a user instruction is required with each EN 362 & EN 12275-certified Maillon Rapide quick link, sold or used as a connector when fitted on P.P.E.