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What is a Safety Harness?


When working on a high site, the workers are really exposed to a number of safety hazards and sometime they can also be vulnerable to serious injuries. A safety harness is a system of restraints which prevent the wearer from falling from a height. The risk of injury from a fall is greatly reduced by wearing the belt or harness when they are working in the high site.
The harness ensure the user won't hit the ground in the evernt of the a fall while they are working at high site, it allows the workers to attach themselves to a stationary object. Falling from a height is one of the most common causes of personal injury in the workplace, so it is very important to make sure you are properly equipped when working up high.


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What is the history of the safety harness?

Starting in the 1940s, the safety harness appeared as the main alternative to the body belt. Inspired by equipment used by paratroopers in World War II, the fit of the harness meant that workers no longer had to worry about falling correctly if an accident were to happen.


What is the importance of safety harness?
A safety harness can help you to prevent injuries if you do fall when you are working at high site. It can help to reduce the risk of serious injury due to it distributes the impact of the fall evenly across your body. It is most important ensure the harness itself has not been damaged before using it. There should be no frays, cuts, or signs of splitting.
A safety harness can improves the wearer’s protection and also allows them to use their hands freely whilst working. This practical piece of equipment is vital for anyone working in construction as it can be a life-saving form of protection.

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What are the requirements for safety harness?

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations.


When should you wear a body harness?

You should always assess the potential risks before you carry out any work at height, . Unfortunately, the common cause of injuries and fatalities in the workplace is falling from height . It's very important that you know when a full body harness is, or isn't required. Your employee should carry out a full risk assessment before you carry out any work at height, notifying you if a full body harness is required while you complete your tasks.

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How should a safety harness be worn?


To ensure the harness is worn correctly:

  • Slip the harness on your shoulders, the D-ring should be between your shoulder blades.
  • Pull each leg strap up and fasted the buckles.
  • Stand up and adjust the side straps eliminating any slack that may be left.
  • Fasten the chest strap.
  • Make sure all straps are snug by tightening the straps, while still allowing for a full range of motion.
  • Make sure when lose ends of the straps are tucked into the strap retainers.
  • With you hand held flat, you should be able to fit two fingers underneath your leg straps.

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