Our Safety Harness Equipment
At Essential Safety Wear, we sell harnesses and harness accessories that are suitable for a range of industries.
What is a Safety Harness?
PPE harnesses (otherwise known as fall restraints) are an arrangement of restraints that stop the worker from falling from a height. When a safety belt or harness is worn, the risk of injury is significantly reduced. The harness enables the wearer to attach themselves to an unmoving object which prevents them from hitting the ground, should they fall.
Falling from a height is one of the most frequent causes of personal injury in the workplace, so it’s imperative you’re appropriately kitted out when working at a height.
Why is a PPE Fall Restraint Important?
Well-made PPE safety harnesses like the ones we supply offer you the reassurance you need when taking all the necessary precautions to safeguard yourself in a dangerous work situation.
We stock a varied range of harnesses and other fall restraint items so you can be sure that whatever job you’re carrying out, you’ll have the right equipment to suit your requirements.
Not only does a safety harness enhance the worker’s protection, it also enables them to use their hands freely when working. This useful, hands-on piece of kit is a prerequisite for anyone working in construction, as it can be a life-saving type of PPE.
When Do I Need to Wear a Safety Harness?
If your employees are working at a height, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, then using an appropriate safety harness is essential. That’s why we stock a wide choice of high quality harnesses and accessories, so that you can carry out the necessary work, safe in the knowledge that you’re protected.
Working at height is one of the prime causes of injury and fatality in the workplace. Falling through fragile surfaces or from ladders is incredibly common, often resulting in serious accidents.
Whenever there’s a risk of falling that could lead to severe personal injury, it’s mandatory for the employee to wear a PPE safety harness which protects the wearer from falling from heights.
How do I Know if a Safety Harness is Needed?
Prior to carrying out any work at height, it’s important to assess the risks. Firstly, assess the regularity and duration of the work at height, in addition to the condition of the surfaces to be worked upon.
Preferably, you should try to avoid working at height, but if needs must, you must take every possible safety measure.
Types of Safety Harnesses for Sale
Essential Safety Wear offers basic, IPAF, and scaffold kits, allowing you to get the right harness for the job. They include a full body harness, shock absorbing lanyards, and a suitable connector. This allows you to purchase the full kit at a competitive price.
We also offer extra accessories to keep you safe during specific tasks. The rope fall arrest has a retractable lifeline with a 10 metre steel rope for extra protection at heights. We also offer a self-retract lifeline with a quick action brake system to arrest a fall. If you’re working in an area where you need to be clearly seen, then our fall arrest hi vis vests can be worn over a harness, but are a shortened length so that you still have access to the D-rings at the front and back.
Work at Height Regulations
If you’re an employer or you control work at height (for instance, facilities managers or building owners who may contract others to work at height), the Regulations concern you.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005 necessitate that all work at height is appropriately planned, correctly managed and executed by knowledgeable people. This involves employing the correct type of equipment for working at height.
Firstly, as mentioned previously, a risk assessment must be undertaken. This would also be the time to decide on the appropriateness of wearing a safety harness.
PPE Harnesses and Other Safety Equipment
Essential Safety Wear stocks only the highest quality PPE, so you can be sure that our products conform to strict safety standards. With a warehouse in the UK, our products such as safety harnesses are dispatched quickly, and we offer excellent prices on all our products. Other PPE safety equipment includes respiratory, head protection, eye protection, ear protection and knee protection.
Essential Safety Wear stock only the highest quality PPE, so you can be sure that our products conform to strict safety standards. With a warehouse in the UK, our products such as safety harnesses are dispatched quickly, and we offer excellent prices on all our products.