Harnesses and Lanyards are the most commonly used PPE kit used when working at height. Please visit our partner harnesses.com which is an online e-commerce platform where we provide advice and supply the most appropriate PPE for use with fall protection systems. We are partnered with a leading harness & lanyard manufacturer and offer a wide range of PPE designed to protect a user from a fall hazard including:
- Safety Harnesses
- Scaffolders Harness Kit
- MEWP Harness Kit
- 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.
Collective protection or preventative measures are preferred. Where these solutions are not available or practical fall restraint systems are the next best thing and fall arrest as a last resort i.e. if you can install a handrail protection system then this would be the preferred choice, however as explained in other sections of our site this is not always possible due to space and planning constraints.
For a range or harnesses please visit one of our partner web sites harnesses.com.
Additional guidance from the HSE here: Detailed guidance on inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing .