Founder Fernand Petzl's passion was for caving. Expertise in this began to grow with the design and crafting of solutions for ascending, descending, belaying and moving about in the dark. In 1970, the first "Fernand Petzl" brand products were produced in a workshop in Saint-Nazaire-Les-Eymes, Isère, France. Since then, the company that established in 1975, has grown into an international enterprise. All the while preserving its personal feel and the passion that drove Fernand.
The mission is to create innovative tools and services allowing progress, position and protection in vertical environments.
Each Petzl product is designed to meet a precise need found in the real world. Our product development process favours simple, ergonomic and reliable solutions in order to introduce innovative products that reflect the evolution of activities. Vertical products include:
Harnesses, Helmets, Lanyards and energy absorbers. Mobile fall arresters, Connectors, Descenders, Rope clamps, Pulleys, Anchors, Ropes, Packs and accessories Kits.Lighting
Petzl headlamps have been in constant evolution for over 30 years. New technologies have allowed Petzl to invent and design headlamps that are ever more powerful, more lightweight, and more adapted to the needs of professionals. Lighting products include:
High performance headlamps, Compact durable headlamps, Ultra-compact headlamps, ATEX / HAZLOC headlamps.
Access the inaccessible.
Essential for work at height and certain industrial activities, helmets give the user effective protection from falling objects, or if the person himself falls.
ATEX or HAZLOC certified Petzl headlamps are designed for use in hazardous areas to endure the rigors of high-risk zones and confined spaces.
Compact and ultra-light, the ultra-compact lights are the hands-free lighting solution designed for professionals who do occasional close-range work in the dark.
Headlamps designed for frequent use, for the energy, networks, building, and maintenance markets.
Durable and powerful, they are designed for intensive use in industry, maintenance and inspection.
For comfortable work, good tools are necessary: packs, gloves, accessories... Petzl offers an entire line of innovative accessories, which are the result of many years of experience in the field.
The line of Petzl ropes is designed for professionals in the vertical world. They offer effective solutions for the requirements of various activities: difficult access, technical rescue, industry.
Anchors are the link between the safety system and the structure or the terrain. To complement the standard anchor gear, Petzl offers a lifeline device specific to horizontal progression and a complete set of accessories.
Pulleys are used to haul up equipment or raise a person in a rescue situation. Some of them can be combined with a rope clamp to facilitate manoeuvres, others allow movement along rope or cable.
Rope clamps are primarily used for progression on ropes and for creating haul systems.
Descenders are designed to help regulate friction and control the descent on a fixed rope. They allow a worker to position himself at any point on the rope. Certain Petzl descenders can also be used as belay devices.
To address various situations encountered in the field, Petzl offers several types of connector, with different shapes, sizes, gate openings and locking systems.
Installed on a lifeline, the mobile fall arresters follow the user automatically as he moves, whether on an inclined or vertical surface. In case of a shock load or sudden acceleration, they lock onto the rope and stop the fall.
Whether for work positioning or to have an energy absorber that limits the force transmitted to the user in case of a fall, Petzl offers a complete line of lanyards for different applications.
Simple to use, comfortable, with numerous accessories and technically suitable to the requirements of the work they are designed for, Petzl harnesses are the standard in terms of safety and efficiency for workers at height.