3 Reasons to Consider Elasticated Safety Harnesses

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If any of your team are going to be working at heights that make dangerous falls a possibility, it makes sense to invest in a full-body harness to ensure they'll remain safe even if they do happen to fall. A full-body harness is also useful since it allows workers to use both hands instead of having to grip onto something, all while working with confidence.

However, you might find it tough to decide on the right safety harness since there are so many available. One type you might run across is the elasticated safety harness. These use elastic elements that provide some give, though not enough to let anyone slip out of the harness.

Here are just three reasons why elasticated safety harnesses are a good idea when you're considering height safety products.

1. Added Comfort

Working at high height is already less comfortable than working on the ground, and adding a safety harness to the equation can make things even worse. They might be safe, but they can also wear against the body and constrict the limbs as workers move about. Wearing an elasticated full-body harness is far more comfortable because the harness moves with you a little bit instead of staying at the same level of tightness. Additionally, many such harnesses include elasticated webbing to sit more comfortably against the body.

2. Less of a Jolt

The fact that elasticated safety harnesses have some give in them might lead you to assume that they aren't as reliable in the event of a fall. However, the opposite is often true. When someone falls while wearing a regular safety harness, all their weight needs to be handled at once. When someone falls while wearing an elasticated safety harness, the harness gives a little before the wearer comes to a full stop, which means they aren't jolted as badly. This decreases the risk of injury and dropped tools, all while reducing sudden stress on the harness and any attachments.

3. Easy to Fit

Finally, elasticated safety harnesses are extremely easy to fit. When someone steps into one and puts it on, the elastic will naturally grip their body in the right places to keep them secure. Without elasticated elements, a safety harness must be more precisely adjusted to each new person. If people will be sharing safety harnesses instead of sticking to one throughout each job, this is something you might want to consider.