Petzl, the leader in solution-based hands-free lighting and work-at-height equipment, will debut a robust line of ANSI-compliant fall protection products at the 2018 Safety+ National Symposium presented by the Volunteer Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) and the Tennessee Safety and Health Conference (TSHC). Petzl shows its ongoing commitment to workplace safety by designing innovative products, and by providing best practice solutions for fall-protection. At the Symposium, Petzl will also lead a presentation on using rope-access techniques to improve safety at work sites.

Petzl’s newest ANSI-compliant products that will be on display at the 2018 Safety+ National Symposium (booth #400) include the ASAP Vertical lifeline, GRILLON adjustable lanyard, NEWTON EASYFIT fall arrest harness, and VERTEX and ALVEO families of helmets.

In addition to displaying products at the show, Petzl’s Professional Division Manager, Michel Goulet, will be on hand for demonstrations and will lead a presentation titled “Considerations for Using Rope Access on Your Work Sites.” Goulet brings more than 40 years of experience in professional safety, rope access, and climbing. As one of the first six original SPRAT Evaluators, Goulet has lead the development of certification standards and safe work practices for the North American rope-access community.

During the 60-minute presentation, participants will learn about rope access, industries that currently use the practice, and why. It will also focus on training requirements, standards and regulation, work safety plans including job-hazard analysis, and the specialized equipment used for fall protection and working at height. The workshop will take place at 8 a.m., August 29 at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center. To learn more about the 2018 Safety+ National Symposium, please visit:


For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism. In the professional market, Petzl is a world leader in work at height, fire and rescue, and tactical equipment and techniques. A family-owned business, Petzl is committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities that have made us so successful. For more information, visit