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Thoughts on Harness Quality

Posted by Doug Kotecki on

Harness quality can be a big issue with some individuals, and with others eh, not such a big deal. Here are a couple of talking points to keep in mind.

Some safety harnesses are made overseas, some of them are made in the U.S. If you want a harness that is made in the United States, let us know and we’ll help you find a harness that will work for you. Keep in mind that you may be paying a little extra for that American made labor.

It’s also important not to get freaked out by inexpensive harnesses. Basic harnesses can help you and your company save money when trying to outfit an entire fleet of workers. They definitely have their place, but it does bring up an important issue when discussing harness quality.

Higher quality harnesses are made with comfortable materials, feature fancy buckles, and include more padding. They may last a bit longer and they will be more comfortable. However, it is important to remember that a $40 harness and a $300 harness need to meet the exact same safety standards. Just because a harness costs less doesn't mean it is less safe.

The job of a harness is to catch you when you fall and spread the impact forces across your entire body, and that applies to basic and luxury harnesses alike.

  • Tags: Advice, Archives 2011, Harnesses

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