Harnesses and Lanyards are the most commonly used personal protection equipment for working at height. Fallarrest.com is able to offer advice on the most appropriate PPE for use with fall protection systems and our partner harnesses.com can supply a wide range of PPE designed to protect a user from a fall hazard including;
- Safety Harnesses
- Energy Absorbing Lanyards
- Rope and Rope Grabs
- Adjustable Lanyards
- SRL units
- PRD units (personal rescue device)
- Hard Hats
The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Reg 1992 states that every employer shall ensure that suitable PPE is provided to their employees.
Harnesses should be tested and CE marked to EN361:1992.
When working at height, a collective protection or preventative measures are preferred such as a handrail system. This provides collective protection and requires no end user training. Where these solutions are not available or practical, fall restraint systems are the next best thing followed by fall arrest as a last resort. The major issue as explained in other sections of our site, is that this approach is not always possible due to space and planning constraints.
For further information and for the supply of personal protection equipment such as harnesses, lanyards, SRL devices, please visit our partner harnesses.com
Additional guidance from the HSE here: Detailed guidance on inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing .