Is a Breakaway Lanyard or Non-Breakaway Lanyard
if a breakaway or non-breakaway lanyard is better all depends on the application
as well as the level of comfort.
lanyards are often times more economical, but for certain job duties, a
breakaway lanyard is going to be the most reasonable choice. The breakaways
will typically cost a little more than the non-breakaways, and oftentimes, that
might be the deciding factor on which one is the better buy.
Considering the Options
shouldn’t always be the deciding factor though. It is suggested to consider
what kind of tasks the wearer will be performing before providing a badge
holder to them. For instance, someone with an event pass might prefer the
non-breakaway lanyard. This will ensure that the special VIP pass stays
securely wrapped around the cardholder’s neck, whereas the breakaway might be a
little easier to snatch away. So if you need a badge holder that stays secure
and will save you money, consider the Standard Non-Breakaway Lanyards with a
metal swivel hook (
) that comes in 12 different color selections at 32
cents each (quantity discounts available).
Lanyards for Correctional Facilities
and correctional facilities might want to consider the Triple Breakaway “No
Choke” Safety Lanyard (
This lanyard detaches in three separate places, making it perfect for snag
sensitive environments as well as preventing any accidental choking incidents. These
lanyards are available in three different colors and start off with a pricing
of 68 cents per unit.
how the Triple Breakaway “No Choke” Safety Lanyard works
ID, an ID badge and accessory distributor in the South Florida area, does not
recommend lanyards where moving machinery or serious choking hazards
exist. Founder and Co-Owner, Patrick
Barnhill mentioned his experience attending a safety seminar where a
correctional officer demonstrated how lanyards with a single breakaway point could
be used as a weapon.
you have to use a lanyard in that environment, the Triple Breakaway is the way
to go, but still, I don’t recommend anything around your neck if it’s a serious
concern.” Barnhill said.
strongly proposes the arm badge holder, as it stays tightly secure on your arm
imposing no obstruction for hands-on responsibilities. Armband holders also pose no threat of being
caught in machinery or interfering with typical duties of warehouse workers,
security guards, active duty military, EMTs, etc.
learn more about arm badge holders, read
“Arm Badge Holders for Physically Active Jobs”
Other Jobs That Could Use Breakaway Lanyards
professions that could benefit in breakaway lanyards are bouncers, anyone
working in schools including students, and with machinery. Yet again, the arm
badge holder might be the better option for machinery work.
said that many people like the breakaway, however, the standard lanyard is
cheaper, so often times, purchasers will gravitate toward that option. Again,
it all depends on what your application is as well as your purchasing budget.
To view a list of all the lanyards that Specialist ID has to offer, view their
Finding Good Consultation
say that one type of lanyard is better than the other wouldn’t be an entirely true
statement. Depending on the type of work you’re doing, one might be better than
the other. But that doesn’t mean that it is THE lanyard for ALL applications.
The best way to really access what kind of lanyard will best meet the needs of
your employees is to consult with the team at
Specialist ID. We are available to answer any
questions you might have regarding the right type of lanyard that will best
suit your professional needs. Give us a call today at 1-800-380-6726 or contact