Choosing the correct fall protection harness for the job at hand is of the utmost importance, so follow our guide for choosing the right one from Safe Keeper’s inventory.
A fall protection harness and its accompanying fall arrest system is oftentimes the only thing between a worker and injury or death due to fall, so it has to be right. Choosing the right fall protection harness depends upon many factors, such as the job being done, the environment the harness will be in, the needs of the wearer, and more. There are an array of fall protection harnesses for every situation, including construction harnesses, vest harnesses, harnesses for climbing, harnesses for tower work, welding harnesses, high visibility harnesses, harnesses for retrieval applications, flotation harnesses, and fire resistant harnesses. Let Safe Keeper help you in choosing the correct harness for your job.
Choosing a Fall Protection Harness
First, you need to choose a harness based on the type of job you are doing. A construction harness is not suitable for when working as a welder because it’s not heat resistant; such misuse could lead to compromising damage to the harness and a fall that puts a worker’s life in jeopardy. This includes finding a harness that complies with the OSHA and/or ANSI standards that dictate what is acceptable for the job at hand. For instance, some harnesses are arc flash burn resistant for welders while others have no exposed metal connectors for electricians.
Next, you need to find a harness that works well with the rest of the fall arrest or protection system that is being used. Not all harnesses, lanyards, retractable lines, and anchors work well together. Certain combinations may be difficult or cumbersome to work with while utilizing, and that last thing anyone working at heights or in a confined space is the distraction of an awkward fall arrest or protection system combination.
Lastly, you want a harness that is suited to your build and your work needs. A harness should be as comfortable as possible and doesn’t interfere with the job at hand. For instance, some harnesses have extra padding padding to reduce body fatigue.
Safe Keeper offers a guide to our fall protection harnesses, outlining which construction industries they are suited for, the standards they comply with, the fall protection/arrest systems they work best with, and other features and advantages of each harness. We also carry self-retracting lines, lanyards, anchors, and ladder systems!