How to choose you harnesses

November 10, 2014

A harness is the single most important piece of equipment you can choose, which is why choosing the right harness is so important. A safety harness provides comfort and confidence, and directly affects the user's productivity, as well as gives them flexibility to do what needs to be done on the job site. Every job is different which is why every harness is different. Whether you are abseiling into a confined space, working the ropes on a high rise or even brushing up on your rock climbing hobby, we've got a safety harness for that. 


MULTI-PURPOSE HARNESS -Include front and rear D-rings and are ideal for use as a general harness in a variety of applications.

WORK POSITIONING HARNESS​ -  Have positioning D-rings located on the hips for use with pole straps to allow for hands-free operation. Harnesses of this kind may include integral waist belts and positioning/suspension seats.​

​​DESCENT CONTROL HARNESS - Typically have frontal ​attachment points such as a D-ring or web loop ​for use with descent control devices. The padded belt provides additional back lumbar support, positioning D-rings and tool carrying options.

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY/RETRIEVAL HARNESS -  Include attachment points on each shoulder strap to help facilitate upright retrieval from confined spaces. This type of harness is often used with a spreader bar connected to a winch or retrieval self retracting lifeline.

SUSPENSION/RIGGING HARNESS - Suspension/Rigging Harnesses typically incl​​udes extra attachment points such as back, front and side D-rings which allow use in a variety of different applications. These harnesses are ideal for rescue, rope access and rigging as well as tower and arborist activities.

Any questions contact our friendly sales people at Absafe or come and try on some harnesses to discover your perfect fit when our showroom opens in December. 

For sizing see below:

When taking measurements, wrap the measuring tape around the wast at the height of the navel, keeping a finger between the tape and the body. A large percentage of the working adult male population will fit into a medium sized harness. 



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