Safety harness belts
When performing work at height, it is necessary to use a safety harness. This is a special protective equipment that is guaranteed to protect the employee from the risk of falling, allows you to descend / ascend along vertical planes (for example, along the facade of buildings) and move to the right / left.
Safety harnesses with shoulder straps have a wide range of applications:
They are used for any high-altitude work – roofing, paint and varnish, repair, for wall insulation and window cleaning, in mountain and industrial mountaineering.
When working in narrow spaces and confined spaces – tunnels, pits, wells, where a person cannot safely go down himself.
When evacuating people in emergency situations – in case of fires, collapses, explosions, when it is necessary to provide assistance to a person who cannot get out of a burning or collapsed building on his own due to injury or loss of consciousness.
The straps should also be used when descending into tanks and underground rooms where there is a possibility of gas accumulation, so that colleagues can lift the worker if he loses consciousness due to lack of oxygen.
Safety harness design with shoulder straps
Safety harness belts are produced with shoulder and leg straps, as well as with a belt that tightly wraps around a person’s figure in the chest or chest and waist. The straps can be adjusted so that they fit tightly to the person’s figure, without hindering movement and allowing you to work with comfort. It is necessary to buy a safety belt taking into account the size, since people of different builds cannot use the same protective equipment.
The safety harness is attached to the sling or halyard at one or two attachment points – on the back and on the chest. The fastening elements are located above the center of gravity of the person, so that when stopping in the event of a fall, he hangs in a normal position, with his head up. Lanyards and halyards can be supplied with belts or purchased separately, their type depends on the type of work for which insurance is needed.
If there is a danger of falling from a height, it is necessary, complete with a safety harness, to use a sling with a shock absorber or a retractor-type fall arrest device, which will protect the spine in the event of a sudden stop during a fall. For work in high temperature conditions – for example, when welding, it is necessary to use a refractory belt, as well as purchase a metal cable, a target or a refractory lanyard.
Features and benefits of shoulder straps
Safety harnesses are the best type of belay that can be used when working at height:
The design of the harness is guaranteed to protect workers from a possible fall and allow them to move freely.
The durable material from which they are made perfectly withstands breaking loads.
The polyamide tape remains strong and elastic over a wide temperature range – from -40 to +50 ° C.
Wide belts (at least 40 mm) do not crush the body and allow you to work comfortably for many hours.
How to buy a safety belt
Choosing safety harness belts, you cannot save money, it is very important to buy high-quality equipment, since a person’s life will depend on it. You should not buy safety belts in the markets, no matter how the seller praises the product – it is better to contact stores that specialize in personal protective equipment.
Only the highest quality products are presented in the PromSIZ online store that meet all DSTU standards and can guarantee the safety of people who work at height. Our experts will be able to tell you in detail about each model and help you choose a safety belt with leg and shoulder straps, taking into account its purpose and size.