harness is a form of protective
to protect a person, animal, or object from injury or
damage. The harness is an attachment between a stationary and
non-stationary object and is usually fabricated from rope, cable or webbing and
locking hardware. Some
safety harnesses are used in combination with a shock
absorber, which is used to regulate deceleration when
the end of the rope is reached. One example would be bungee
In North America, Safety Harness for protection
against falls from heights in industrial and construction
activities are covered by design performance standards issued by
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) in the United
States and by CSA (Canadian Standards Association) in Canada.
Specifically, the standards issued are ANSI Z359.1 and CSA
Z259.10. These standards are updated approximately every four to
five years so it is important to ensure the latest version is
A safety belt holds you at the waist. It is
suitable for preventing you from falling, but not for catching
you if you do fall.
A safety harness holds you at thighs, buttocks, waist and
shoulders and is suitable for catching you if you do fall off an
The webbing lanyard is suitable for standard fall
arrest applications. The webbing lanyard is lightweight, easy to
use and does not retain dirt or grime, making it perfect for
every day use.
The rope lanyard is suitable for working around
slightly abrasive surfaces. The rope lanyard is robust and great
in heavier duty applications.
Double webbing lanyards are generally used to
access different areas of a building or tower without being
disconnected, and are the perfect way to be connected to an
anchorage point at all times.