Ties around beams, etc. and back to itself. Here's a lanyard that's specifically made for those instances when you don't have a proper tie-off point for standard lanyards. The hook is designed to take the stress of a fall no matter what it's orientation.Specifically designed for tie-back use, it features a SofStop shock absorber pack, locking 5K snap hooks, locking snap hook (3/4" gate opening), and heavy duty Cordura nylon webbing. Meets all applicable OSHA, ANSI, and CSA requirements.