A safety harness is a form of protective equipment designed
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 edge.
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