How to choose your harness type

How to choose your harness type

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. 


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

TOWER HARNESS​ -  Have positioning D-rings located on the hips (for use with pole straps, NOT fall-arrest lanyards) to allow for hands-free positioning. Harnesses of this kind may include integral waist belts and positioning/suspension seats.​

ROPE ACCESS HARNESS - Typically have frontal ​attachment points such as a D-ring or web loop ​for use with descender devices. The padded belt and leg loops provides additional support for long hang-times. Also fitted with positioning D-rings and tool carrying options.

CONFINED SPACE ENTRY/RETRIEVAL HARNESS Include attachment points on top of 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 HARNESSSuspension/Rigging Harnesses typically incl​​ude 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.

RESCUE HARNESS - Rescue harnesses are versatile, fully-featured, and comfortable for long hang-times. There's a lot of similarity with Rope Access harnesses because of the need for carrying equipment, working on ropes, etc. Some harnesses are designed to cover both events.

SIT & BELT HARNESSES - cover the lower body (pelvis and thighs) only, without shoulder straps. Although Australian working regulations generally demand a full-body harness for work-at-height, there are occasions when a sit-harness is useful. For example, climbers and arborists often wear sit harnesses for lesser weight and better flexibility in the shoulders. Detachable shoulder straps can also be added to some harnesses.