The harness is for use wherever there is a necessity for a person to be connected to a fall arrest or fall restraint system.
Always thoroughly inspect all PPE equipment and components before and after fitting whilst paying particular attention to the operation of buckles and connectors.
Ensure that all equipment and components used within the fall protection system are compatible. To connect the system together refer to the user instructions for each individual part and if you are ever in doubt seek advice!!
Some key points:
Follow these 7 steps when putting on your harness
A – Connecting the buckle system
B – Tensioning the buckle system
C – Sliding the webb tidy back
Chest attachment point & Dorsal attachment point
Locate the rear dorsal attachment point.
Fit harness over both shoulders
Attach chest strap and adjust to suitable tension by pulling on the free length of webbing. IMPORTANT. Do not over tighten the chest strap. The straps A+B should be as close to parallel as possible in order to minimise the risk of injury in the event of a fall.
Fit thigh straps – left strap to left buckle, right strap to right buckle – DO NOT CROSS.
When standing upright the harness should be comfortable, without undue pressure on chest, shoulders, or pelvic area.