Harnesses for Fall Arrest & Height Safety

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LiftingSafetys' fall arrest equipment shop offers Fall Arrest harnesses online for all disciplines whilst working at height. There are two key types of fall arrest harness, the most popular being the full body harness for fall arrest applications. We also sell a selection of sit harnesses along with a handful of chest harnesses. All of the fall protection safety harnesses are categorised into groups making it easier for the customers to find the best product for their application. Harnesses are further split into sub categories by headings and industry sector (Welders Harness Harnesses and linesman’s harnesses), others by working environment (Atex and Hot work harnesses) and yet more by harness design for example with belt or by manufacturing standard! This is probably the most commonly used fall arrest category in our online shop. We offer a great choice of fall arrest harnesses made by leading manufacturers. Please feel free to contact us if you have an enquiry.

We sell fall arrest harnesses from leading height safety equipment manufacturers including Miller, Tractel, Sala, Protecta, Petzl, Yale and Ridgegear with many more to be added to the online shop in the near future. LiftingSafety has attempted to offer a harness to suit all applications and budgets. 

Harnesses for Fall Arrest & Height Safety

This category is populated with fall arrest harnesses; all of them manufactured to European standard EN361 and is used for fall arrest and restraint applications. All EN361 harnesses are suitable to be rescued from after a fall has occurred. EN361 fall arrest harnesses have an anchorage connection ‘D’ ring on the back of the harness between the shoulder blade and dependant on the customer requirement can also be fitted with a ‘D’ ring on the front of the harness; in the chest area. The anchorages are also used to rescue the casualty after a fall. These are the most popular type of fall arrest harness that we offer, they are used mainly in the construction industry and general industrial applications. EN361 fall arrest harnesses must be thoroughly examined and re certified by a competent person at periods no greater than 12 months. This is a maximum period; refer to the manufacturers operation and user manual for further detailed information.

This category contains fall arrest harnesses manufactured to European standard EN361and EN358 (both standards) and is used for fall arrest, restraint and work positioning applications. All EN361 harnesses are suitable for fall arrest applications usually fitted with 2 x fall arrest anchorage points at the front and rear of the harness (also used to rescue the casualty after a fall) though EN358 harnesses are also fitted with 2 x side ‘D’ Rings in the hip area. These are not fall arrest anchorage points and must not be used for arresting a fall or for rescuing the casualty after a fall. The side ‘D’ rings are usually built into a work positioning belt that provides comfort when the harness is used for work positioning in conjunction with a pole strap / work positioning lanyard. A pole strap does not provide fall arrest protection and must be used in combination with an independent fall arrest device also connected to the lanyard. EN361 / EN358 fall arrest work positioning harnesses must be thoroughly examined and recertified by a competent person at periods no longer than 12 months. (This is a maximum period)

LiftingSafety offers fall arrest harnesses made to European standard EN361, EN358 and EN831 (All three standards) and are used for fall arrest, restraint, work positioning techniques and rope access (suspended access). EN361 means they are suitable for fall arrest applications (also used to rescue the casualty after a fall) EN358 height safety harnesses have 2 x side ‘D’ Rings in the hip area that are built into a work positioning belt and provide comfort when the harness is used for work positioning while used with a pole strap/work positioning lanyard, there are not fall arrest anchorage points! The addition of standard EN831 means that the harness can also be used by a rope access technician for suspended rope access techniques. This means that the harness is load bearing (taking the weight of the person) and therefore because it is used for rope access. It is subject to LOLER and must receive a thorough examination every 6 months. (6 months is a maximum period of time)

This category offers rescue harnesses manufactured to European standard EN361 and EN1497 used for fall arrest, restraint and vertical rescue applications. The harnesses are commonly referred to as rescue harnesses which is a bit of a misleading term as all height safety harnesses can be used to rescue the person wearing the harness should they fall while working at a height. The EN361 element of the harnesses means it is suitable for fall arrest and rescue while connected to the fall arrest anchorage connection ‘D’ ring on the back (and front in some cases) of the harness. EN1497 standard means that the harness is also fitted with a rescue connection / ‘D’ ring. The EN1497 rescue connection cannot be used for fall arrest, it is only to be used for casualty rescue. When rescue equipment is connected to the EN1497 ‘D’ ring the casualty is lifted vertically (not leaning forwards or backwards) allowing passage through small access chambers such as a man hole in confined spaces. EN361 / EN1497 rescue harnesses must be thoroughly examined and re-certified by a competent person at periods no greater than 12 months. This is a maximum period; refer to the manufacturers operation and user manual for further detailed information.

LiftingSafety offer in this category Ladies fall arrest harnesses specifically designed to fit the physical shape of women as opposed to men. The Ridgegear ladies harness is manufactured with a high chest “V” and centre strap which fits comfortably between the breasts to limit any possible damage to the breast tissue in the event of a fall. The Tractel Ladytra harness is designed for women to prevent positioning and friction of the harness strap against the chest. We also offer Petzl children’s harnesses in this category.

This category is for fall arrest harnesses of all types fitted with a jacket. Having a jacket fitted to a harness makes the harness very easy and quick to put on/take off though is also very practicable having pockets to store tools and equipment. Putting equipment into pockets guards against it falling on to others working below. Jacket harnesses are available made from very bright colours know as high-visibility harnesses, usually bright yellow or orange as used in the rail industry. The other key advantage of a jacket or high-visibility harness is the protection provided to the harness against wear and tear, contamination, dirt, chemicals, UV (sun light) etc.... Jacket harnesses (Black and high-visibility harnesses) are often used by persons who need the practical element of the jacket to carry out their normal work duties and occasionally work at height or switch between both many times during the day.

This category is for fall arrest harnesses used for engineers who need to carry out hot work duties while working at height such as welding, cutting, burning and grinding! Most fall arrest harnesses are made from Polyester and will be damaged very quickly when used for hot work. Welding splatter will instantly render a polyester harness unserviceable; one impact of welding splatter on a polyester based harness means the harness is no longer safe to use and should be immediately withdraw from service and not at the end of the task or working day! The welders harnesses are made from materials that are resistant to direct heat including flames, welding splatter, sparks etc. These materials include Kevlar and Nomax which have a much higher melting point than other materials used in height safety harnesses. Welders' harnesses are resistant to effects of hot work though can still be damaged if not protected or subjected to conditions beyond the recommendations of the manufacturer. As with any height safety harness care should be taken to protect the harness from any form of potential damage which includes the effects of hot work. 

Atex fall arrest harnesses are designed to be used by persons working at height in potentially explosive areas where a spark can potentially ignite explosive dust, fumes or gasses. The spark resistant features on these harnesses make them unique in the height safety industry. Please contact our sales team with your enquiry. 

LiftingSafety offers fall arrest and work positioning harnesses for users working at height working with live electricity. The electrician’s harnesses are made to provide a conductive barrier so that electricity cannot flow through the harness to the user.  The ‘D’ ring fall arrest anchorage connectors are plastic coated and the harness is fitted with leather insulators. We offer options with front and rear D rings and also with a work positioning belt to EN361 and EN358. 

We offer a range of fall arrest harnesses specifically designed for people working on electricity pylons, commonly referred to as Linesman’s Harnesses manufactured to European standard EN360, EN358 and EN831 (all standards) A Linesman’s harness is designed to be comfortable as very often the operator is working in the harness for long periods of time. They are always certified to EN358 fitted with 2 x side ‘D’ Rings in the hip area and have a built into a work positioning belt that provides comfort when the harness is used for work positioning in conjunction with a pole strap / work positioning lanyard. We also offer Linesman’s fall arrest harnesses made to EN831 for those who need to use work position techniques (suspended rope access). EN360 and EN358 harnesses must be thoroughly examined and recertified by a competent person at periods no longer than 12 months. (This is a maximum period). EN831 harnesses are subject to LOLER and must receive a thorough examination every 6 months (6 months is a maximum period of time)

In this category we offer fall arrest and height safety harnesses for use in the wind energy sector. Harnesses designed for people working at height on wind turbines. As used on wind powered electric generators both offshore and land based turbines.  The harnesses are EN360 for fall arrest and also EN350 certified complete with a work positioning belt. We presently offer Tractel wind Turbine harnesses online though will be expanding the range in the near future. 

The features & benefits of the Derek oil workers fall arrest harnesses that we offer are as follows. The Derek fall arrest harnesses have rear back D-ring with secondary D-ring extension for easy connections (Lanyard and SRL) with built-in keeper to hold extension when not in use and mating buckles on shoulders for connection to an optional derrick belt with front fall arrest attachment point for vertical systems (e.g. ladder climbing) and tongue buckle leg straps for easy donning and adjustment. All of our Derrick Harness Conform to EN361 and EN358.

Climbing Harness is perfectly designed for mountaineering, glacier travel and adventure racing because they are lightweight and compact. We offer harnesses for experts and for the beginning climber. Full body climbing harnesses with adjustable leg loops allowing size to be adjusted depending on the comfort desired or layers of clothing worn. The harness permits skis to be put on and used whilst being worn. Full Body Climbing Harness is designed for those who prefer a full body harness to protect against falls for all types of recreational activities. These products are specifically designed for Alpine climbing. With wide flexible webbing and fully adjustable shoulder straps and leg loops for precise fitting.

We offer fall protection for tree surgeons, people An Arborist (or arboriculturist) is a professional dedicated to the management of trees, woodlands and forests, also encompassing professional titles such a logger or forester. We offer a small range of tree surgeons harnesses though do plan to expand this range in the near future. Our harnesses are available as sit harnesses or as full body harnesses and covers both standards EN358 for when only work positioning is needed and EN831 for when the tree surgeon need to deploy rope access techniques (suspended working at height)

LiftingSafety offers sit harnesses from quality height safety manufacturers as Miller, SAR and Petzl. Sit harnesses provide fall protection with less restrictive movement than a full body harness and are commonly the harness of choice for rope access workers, sports climbers, tree surgeons, and the rescue services. Sit harnesses are generally certified to EN360 for the fall arrest protection and EN358 to allow work positioning though with most should you bolt on a chest harness then the set-up benefits from now complying with European standard EN358, allowing the harness to be used for rope access techniques. 

Work positioning belts are used for two main purposes for those working at height. They are commonly used as restraint belts; meaning that the belt us worn by a person who is working close to a potential fall. The person therefore sets up a height safety system that makes it impossible for him / her to reach the falling edge often using a restraint belt and an adjustable restraint lanyard. This is working with restraint rather than fall arrest and therefore because the restraint system makes it impossible for them to reach the fall zone shock absorbing fall arrest equipment is not needed. The other main use is as a work positioning belt; used in conjunction with an EN360 fall arrest harness to give the benefits of an EN360/EN358 harness. A pole strap connects to the work positioning belt to give additional support to the worker though does not provide fall protection. A separate fall arrest (shock absorbing) device must also be attached to the EN360 harness.  

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