OXAN / VULCAN (international version)
Steel locking connectors
Activities involving the use of this equipment are inherently dangerous. You are responsible for your own actions and decisions. Before using this equipment. you must: – Read and understand all Instructions for Use – Get specific training in its proper use. – Become acquainted with its capabilities and limitations. – Understand and accept the risks involved.
FAILURE TO HEED ANY OF THESE WARNINGS MAY RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH.
- Field of application (text part)
- Inspection points to verify
- Compatibility (text part)
- Carabiner positioning
- Opening /closing
TECHNICAL NOTICE OXAN-VULCAN INTER
7. Additional information
Traceability and markings
This product is compliant with Regulation 2016/425 on Personal Protective Equipment as brought into UK law and amended. Ce produit est conforme au reglement 2016/425 sur les equipements de protection individuelle tel que transpose en droit britannique et modifie.Approved Body performing the UKCA type-examination: Organisme approuve intervenant pour l’examen UKCA de type: SATRA Technology Centre Limited Wyndham Way, Telford Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8SD, United Kingdom. N° 0321
Approved body responsible for the production control of this PPE: Organisme approuve responsable du Controle de production de cet EPI: SGS United Kingdom Ltd Inward Way Rossmore Business Park Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 3EN United Kingdom N° 0120
Authorized Representative in
UK: PE ILL UK Agency, Unit 3-7, Tebay Business Park, Old Tebay, Penrith, CA10 3SS, United Kingdom
EMERGENCY SERVICES CARABINER IN ACCORDANCE WITH NFPA 1983-2017
CARABINER AND SNAP LINK USER INFORMATION. THESE CONNECTORS MEET THE CARABINER REQUIREMENTS OF NFPA 1983, STANDARD ON LIFE SAFETY ROPE AND EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES, 2017 EDITION.
INFORMATION AUX UTILISATEURS POUR LES CONNECTEURS. CES CONNECTEURS SONT CONFORMES AUX EXIGENCES DE LA NORME NFPA 1983, STANDARD ON LIFE SAFETY ROPE AND EQUIPMENT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES, EDITION 2017.
T (TECHNICAL USE) MEETS NFPA 1983 (2017 ED.) OXAN M72A TLA – MBS 38 kN OXAN M72A TLN – MBS 38 kN
G (GENERAL USE) MEETS NFPA 1983 (2017 ED.) VULCAN M073CA00 – MBS 45 kN VULCAN M073CA01 – MBS 45 kN
After removing the Instructions for Use from the equipment, make a copy of it and keep the original as part of a permanent record that includes the usage and inspection history for the equipment. Keep the copy of the Instructions for Use with the equipment and refer to it before and after each use. Additional information regarding auxiliary equipment can be found in NFPA 1500 and NFPA 1983. Apres avoir detache la notice du produit, faites en une copie et gardez [‘original dans un dossier qui compile l’historique de vie du produit et les verifications EPI realisees. Gardez une version de la notice avec le produit et consultez-la avant et apres chaque utilisation. Des informations complementaires sont disponibles dans les normes : NFPA 1500 et NFPA 1983.
CARABINER IN ACCORDANCE WITH CAN/CSA-2259.12-2016 AND ANSI/ASSP Z359.12-2019 CONNECTEUR CONFORME A CAN/CSA-Z259.12-2016 ET ANSI/ASSP Z359.12-2019
These instructions explain how to correctly use your equipment. Only certain techniques and uses are described.
The warning symbols inform you of some potential dangers related to the use of your equipment, but it is impossible to describe them all. Check Petzl.com for updates and
You are responsible for heeding each warning and using your equipment correctly. Any misuse of this equipment will create additional dangers. Contact Petzl if you have any doubts or difficulty understanding these instructions.
Field of application
This equipment is personal protective equipment (PPE) used for fall protection.
EN 362: 2004 type B (basic) auto-locking (TL) connectors, designed for activities with a risk of falls from height.
This product meets the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/425 on personal protective equipment. The EU declaration of conformity is available at Petzl.com.
This product must not be pushed beyond its limits, nor be used for any purpose other than that for which it is designed.
Activities involving the use of this equipment are inherently dangerous.
You are responsible for your own actions, decisions and safety.
Before using this equipment, you must:
– Read and understand all Instructions for Use.
– Get specific training in its proper use.
– Become acquainted with its capabilities and limitations.
– Understand and accept the risks involved.
Failure to heed any of these warnings may result in severe injury or death.
This product must only be used by competent and responsible persons or those placed under the direct and visual control of a competent and responsible person.
You are responsible for your actions, your decisions and your safety and you assume the consequences of the same. If you are not able, or not in a position to assume this responsibility, or if you do not fully understand the Instructions for Use, do not use this equipment.
(1) Frame, (2) Gate, (3) Rivet, (4) Locking sleeve, (5) Keylock.
Principal materials: steel.
Inspection points to verify
Your safety is related to the integrity of your equipment.
Petzl recommends a detailed inspection by a competent person at least once every 12 months (depending on current regulations in your country, and your conditions of usage). Follow the procedures described at Petzl.com. Record the results on your PPE inspection form: type, model, manufacturer contact info, serial number or individual number, dates: manufacture, purchase, first use, next periodic inspection; problems, comments, inspector’s name and signature.
Before each use
Check that the frame, rivet, gate, and locking sleeve are free of any cracks, deformation, or corrosion. Verify that the gate opens, and that it closes automatically and completely. The Keylock hole must not be blocked or plugged.
Check that the locking sleeve can be locked and unlocked.
Verify that the carabiner is always loaded on its major axis.
Regularly check that the locking sleeve is locked. Avoid any pressure or rubbing that could unlock the gate or damage the locking sleeve.
It is important to regularly monitor the condition of the product and its connections to the other equipment in the system. Make sure that all items of equipment are correctly positioned with respect to each other.
Verify that this product is compatible with the other elements of the system in your application (compatible = good functional interaction).
Equipment used with your connector must meet current standards in your country (e.g. EN 354 lanyard for work).
A carabiner is not indestructible.
A carabiner is strongest when loaded on its major axis, with the gate closed. Loading a carabiner in any other way (e.g. on the minor axis or with the gate open) is dangerous and can reduce its strength.
For more information, see the Product Experience document on connectors at Petzl.com.
The carabiner must be used with the gate closed and the sleeve locked.
– For any auto-locking carabiner, check each time you close it to make sure it is completely locked.
– In a fall arrest system, the length of the connector affects the fall distance.
– You must have a rescue plan and the means to rapidly implement it in case of difficulties encountered while using this equipment.
– The anchor point for the system should preferably be located above the user’s position and should meet the requirements of the EN 795 standard (minimum strength of 12 kN).
– In a fall arrest system, it is essential to check the required clearance below the user before each use, in order to avoid any impact with the ground or with an obstacle in case of a fall.
– Make sure that the anchor point is correctly positioned, in order to limit the risk and the length of a fall.
– A fall arrest harness is the only device allowable for supporting the body in a fall arrest system.
– When using multiple items of equipment, a dangerous situation can arise in which the safety
the function of an item of equipment can be affected by the safety function of another item of equipment.
– WARNING – DANGER: take care that your products do not rub against abrasive or sharp surfaces.
– Users must be medically fit for activities at height.
WARNING: inert suspension in a harness can result in serious injury or death.
– The Instructions for Use for each item of equipment used in conjunction with this product must be followed.
– The Instructions for Use must be provided to the user of this equipment, in the language of the country where the equipment is used.
– Make sure the markings on the product are legible.
When to retire your equipment:
WARNING: an exceptional event can lead you to retire a product after only one use, depending on the type and intensity of usage and the environment of usage (harsh environments, marine environment, sharp edges, extreme temperatures, chemicals…).
A product must be retired when:
– It has been subjected to a major fall (or load).
– It fails to pass inspection. You have any doubt as to its reliability.
– You do not know its full usage history.
– When it becomes obsolete due to changes in legislation, standards, technique or incompatibility with other equipment…
Destroy these products to prevent further use.
A. Unlimited lifetime
– B. Acceptable temperatures
– C. Usage precautions
– D. Cleaning
– E. Drying
– F. Storage/transport
– G. Maintenance
– H. Modifications/repairs (prohibited outside of Petzl facilities, except for replacement parts)
– I. Questions/contact
Against any material or manufacturing defect. Exclusions: normal wear and tear, oxidation, modifications or alterations, incorrect storage, poor maintenance, negligence, uses for which this product is not designed.
1. Situation presenting an imminent risk of serious injury or death. 2. Exposure to a potential risk of accident or injury. 3. Important information on the functioning or performance of your product. 4. Equipment incompatibility.
Traceability and markings
a. Meets PPE regulatory requirements. Notified body performing the EU type-examination
– b. Number of the notified body responsible for the production control of this PPE –
– d. Strength
– e. Serial number
– f. Year of manufacture
– g. Month of manufacture
– h. Batch number
– i. Individual identifier
– j. Standards
– k. Read the Instructions for Use carefully
– l. Model identification
– m. ANSI/CSA certification body