Lanyards are in the group Rigging (Cable & Wire). Rigging is the general term associated with the wires,chains, cables and fittings used to tie and lift heavy items. Wire ropes and cables usually consist of groups of smaller wires twisted together as strands. Larger diameters are generally referred to as wire ropes, and smaller diameters as cables. Rigging fittings include clips, sleeves, ferrules, and other hardware used to construct assemblies so they can be used for applications involving tension.