Safety Harness Fundamentals
A safety harness is the fall protection equipment that is worn by the worker and is to be tethered to an anchor point with a safety lanyard or lifeline. All KwikSafety harnesses are ANSI Tested and OSHA Compliant, unlike much of the fall protection equipment in the market today. KwikSafety harnesses also have a variety of unique features, but all of them are adjustable and include at least one d-ring. KwikSafety offers more options for the workforce than ever before! Continue reading to check out the comparison charts below for more details!
How to Put on a Safety Harness?
KwikSafety Harnesses are designed to be comfortable, functional, and easy to secure. Putting on a KwikSafety harness is easily done in these 7 steps:
1. Inspect the Safety Harness for wear, tear, or damage
2. Untangle the safety harness
3. Put on the shoulder straps and ensure the primary d-ring is centered between your shoulder blades, facing outward.
4. Pull the leg straps between your legs and secure them with the tongue buckles or pass-through buckles.
5. Connect the chest buckle.
6. Adjust all the straps as neccessary to ensure the harness is comfortable but not loose.
7. Secure any dangling straps so they don't get caught in structures or machinery.
How Long is a Safety Harness Good For?
According to OSHA standards, Safety Harnesses do not have an expiration date.
Safety Harnesses are meant to prevent injury, therefore, if a safety harness is damaged, it should be immediately disposed of and replaced.
***OSHA states that it is mandatory that all safety harnesses are inspected before each use and once every 6 months.***
KwikSafety Harnesses come with an inspection calendar found beneath the protective sleeve. Assuming that a harness is inspected before each use, stored properly, and is well taken care of - safety harnesses can last for a long time!
Which Harness Should I Choose?
Consider your purpose for buying a harness, and whether or not you'd benefit from having more than one d-ring and if you are looking for other features such as number of adjustment points, reflectivity, back support, shoulder padding, etc.!
All of our harnesses have at least one d-ring, but depending on the job (Home maintenance, Construction, Tower Climbing, etc.) you may benefit from having extra d-rings. The more d-rings, the more maneuverability and functionality the harness provides!
Make sure you have what you need by visiting our Safety Harness Catalog!
If you have more questions, please visit our FAQ page.
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