Work Safety Harnesses

Work at Height
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Proven Quality, Great Comfort, and Simple Handling

Our innovative work safety harnesses set new standards for safety, comfort, and ease of use. Certified to European and international standards, they meet all the technical requirements for the various areas of use at height.

 

How is a work safety harness structured?

What buckles does EDELRID use?

To enable our EDELRID harnesses to be optimally tailored to all body shapes and sizes, they are equipped with various buckles in the hip, chest, and leg areas.

TRIPLE LOCK Buckle

The Triple Lock buckle is the safest and most innovative buckle in the EDELRID range. We primarily use it for our high-end harnesses. It requires three movements to open it and cannot be opened at all when under load.

Despite the high level of safety, Triple Lock buckles are quick and easy to use: they can be fully opened, enable rapid length adjustment, and are even easy to use when wearing gloves thanks to the large push buttons. Triple Lock buckles are tested in accordance with ANSI criteria.

DOUBLE LOCK Buckle

Visually, the Double Lock buckle is identical to the Triple Lock one. However, only two movements are needed to open and close it rather than three. We only use this buckle on our harnesses’ leg loops, where the focus is on extremely quick and easy handling. Double Lock buckles can be fully opened, enable speedy length adjustment, and are even easy to use when wearing gloves thanks to the large push buttons.

Which types of harnesses are used in the field of work safety and how do they differ? 

According to the standard, the following requirements must be met to guarantee the above:

  • The chest, shoulder, and leg loops must be adjustable so that the harness can be optimally adapted to the body.
  • All load-bearing webbing in the fall arrest harness must have a minimum width of 40 mm.
  • All fall arrest eyelets must be above the user’s center of gravity so that the body is held upright after a fall.
  • All fall arrest eyelets must be marked with the letter A.
  • For easy inspection, all seams must be in a contrasting color to the webbing.

Fall arrest eyelet labeling

All fall arrest eyelets must be marked with the letter A. To make the harness easier to put on, the sternal fall arrest eyelet, i.e. the eyelet in the chest area, is often divided into two parts that must always be combined to obtain a complete eyelet.

These are therefore marked A/2. If the harness has further D-rings (e.g. lateral eyelets) that are not marked with the letter A, these must not be used for fall arrest.

Fall arrest and work positioning harnesses (EN 361/EN 358)

Fall arrest and work positioning harnesses meet the requirements for fall arrest harnesses according to EN 361 as well as those for restraint belts according to EN 358. They are equipped with one chest (sternal) and/or one rear (dorsal) fall arrest eyelet in accordance with EN 361 as well as with two lateral positioning eyelets for work positioning in accordance with EN 358. This makes fall arrest and work positioning harnesses ideal for all applications where users not only need to prevent themselves from falling, but also (e.g. when climbing masts or antennas) to secure themselves temporarily in order to work with both hands.

Harnesses for fall arrest, work positioning, and suspension (EN 361/EN 358/EN 813)

These triple-certified harnesses are the true all-rounders of the work safety harnesses. In addition to several fall arrest eyelets and lateral positioning eyelets, they also have a ventral (front) tie-in eyelet. This tie-in eyelet can be subjected to a planned loads to enable suspension, for example in combination with a descender pursuant to EN 12841-C. This makes these harnesses ideal for all work performed using rope access.

    Harnesses for special applications

    Tree climbing harnesses (EN 358/EN 813)

    Tree climbing harnesses are usually certified as sit harnesses and restraint belts. They also have a number of special features that make working in trees easier. In most cases, a sliding rope bridge known as a Sliding D serves as the harness attachment point. The movable nature of this offers the user the greatest possible freedom of movement, which is important as you move much more three-dimensionally in a tree than when industrial climbing, for example. In addition, tree climbing harnesses have two lateral eyelets pursuant to EN 358 so that they can be secured in trees with connecting elements if both hands are needed to perform work (e.g. when using a chainsaw). Tree climbing harnesses can be combined with a chest harness but do not necessarily have to be certified according to EN 361 as a fall arrest harness.

    Harnesses for rescue operations

    These are harnesses that have been specially developed for various rescue operations. The ultra-light and ergonomic design is based on our sport climbing harnesses and guarantees maximum freedom of movement and comfort during difficult rescues.

    Evacuation triangles and rescue loops (EN 1498)

    These are rescue loops or specially manufactured rescue triangles that enable an injured person to be directly attached to a rescue system according to EN 363. This allows the person being rescued to be quickly removed from the danger zone in an emergency. Rescue loops are divided into three classes:

    • Class A: the rescue loop is designed in such a way that the person to be rescued is held by straps fitted under the back and arms.
    • Class B: the rescue loop is designed so that its straps hold the person to be rescued in a seated position during the rescue operation.
    • Class C: the rescue loop is designed to hold the person to be rescued in a head-down position during the rescue, with the rescue loop’s straps around the ankles.