New Werner harness gives aid deal with to guard fallen employees

Carrying a harness is an efficient technique to defend development employees from falls, however a harness also can grow to be a hazard if the employee just isn’t rescued shortly.

That’s as a result of it cuts off circulation within the legs, which might result in unconsciousness and loss of life inside minutes.

Hoping to purchase a fallen employee extra time for rescue, Werner Ladder has developed a brand new harness with a aid deal with to forestall suspension trauma, the corporate says.

The aid deal with on the Blue Armor and LiteFit fall safety harness collection relieves strain on the femoral arteries. With out such aid, suspension in an upright place in a harness might be deadly after 5 minutes.

When a employee falls carrying the brand new harness, the aid deal with will put the sufferer in a “gravity override place,” the corporate says.

“Whereas hanging in suspension, customers merely use their thumb or 4 fingers to shift their weight right into a protected post-fall place to relieve strain on their femoral arteries,” the corporate says. The deal with is shiny blue to assist employees find it shortly. The harness might be adjusted whereas the sufferer is suspended, to alleviate ache and strain factors.

Werner says it additionally made the harness extra comfy, with new padding that has a breathable compression inside, a again strap for added assist and extra versatile cloth designed to maneuver with the wearer. Extra padding was additionally added to the waist pad, and the harness has five-point adjustment for improved match, designed to accommodate most physique frames, the corporate says.

The harnesses within the collection are OSHA and ANSI compliant, in accordance with Werner. The harnesses additionally function new chest strap stitching, marked lanyard keepers and a D-ring curler to guard webbing for added sturdiness.