Safety Harnesses

A safety harness is very similar to a fall arrest system, they are pieces of equipment that have been specially designed to protect a person from injury and accidents. A safety harness functionality is to absorb the kinetic energy created when a fall occurs, this is done through properly fitting the harness on a person and attaching the harness to a sturdy, strong place such as a solid railing or built in hook.

The majority of the harnesses in our range are lightweight, simple to use and feature adjustable straps which allow the user to properly and safely fit the harness. Our range also features options that include a belt, reflective and Hi-Vis as well as extra safety features such as adjustable shoulder, chest and leg straps.

How does a Safety Harness work?

Fall arrest systems are connected to a fall arrest lanyard which is a couple of meters long. When a fall happens, the lanyard absorbs the energy created by the fall. The harness acts as fall protection whilst allowing full movement capabilities. Working from a height can be dangerous and accounts for one of the biggest causes of personal injury, so safety equipment that can be relied upon is imperative.

Fall arrest vests are the similar to a fall arrest harnesses except with a jacket and are highly visible. They can contain pockets to store tools and equipment. The other advantage of a vest is the protection it provides from chemicals, dirt and UV light. A Jacket harness is often used by people who need to carry out their normal work duties but may occasionally work at height throughout the day.

When must a Safety Harness be used?

Safety harnesses, fall arrest systems and full body harnesses are widely used in the building industry, this is because they provide safety and freedom of movement for workers. They are considered a valuable piece of protective equipment, but in some areas of work it is mandatory to wear a body harness, fall arrest equipment or safety harness. Places such as construction workers who are walking or working on an unprotected edge that is six feet or more above a lower level.

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Description Price Harness Attachment Point Harness Size Belt Included Adjustable Straps Buckle Type Hi-Vis Reflective Padding Harness Colour Weight Capacity Fastener Material
RS Stock No. 729-3108
Front, Rear M/XL No Belt - Quick Connect Yes Yes None Blue, Yellow 115kg Aluminium