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By FB Crane Builders & Repairs


FB Cranes has launched our new Safety Harnesses. They are quality and durable. We supply in Southern areas and are situated in Wadeville and Rustenburg.

Site Safety – The Importance of the Fall Protection Safety Harness

The construction sites, mines or underground workplaces we manage, bustle everyday with professionals that are all fulfilling specific roles and jobs, all working toward the same end goal. But these aren’t conventional workplaces – professionals need to work in difficult to access areas. And the most common example, is working at height. And so, there is that degree of danger present at the construction site, mine or underground workplace – especially when working from height is a common part to the construction project. So, the professionals, miners, master builders and construction workers on your project need to know safety measures are in place, always.

And among others, there’s one very crucial piece of safety equipment that must be accounted for as soon as there’s a requirement for people to work at height, and when danger of a fall is a possibility – the safety harness.

Let’s talk safety harnesses on the job, and why they’re an important safety requirement.

What is a safety harness?

A safety harness is a common piece of protective equipment that’s designed to protect the wearer working at height. With a fall arrest system built-in, should a fall happen, the harness effectively catches the individual in a crossover embrace usually constructed from rope, braided wire cable, or synthetic webbing.

How many types of safety harnesses are there?

Safety harnesses are an important safety measure for anyone working at heights. They help to prevent serious injuries in the event of a fall and can also be used to rescue someone who has already fallen. There are many different types of safety harnesses available on the market, so it is important to choose one that is appropriate for the job you will be doing. When selecting a safety harness, you should consider the following factors:

  • The type of work you will be doing: Some safety harnesses are designed for specific types of work, such as construction or tree-trimming. Others are more general-purpose and can be used for a variety of tasks.
  • The height you will be working at: This will determine the length of the safety harness’s lanyard, fall arrester and shock absorber.
  • Your weight and body type: Some safety harnesses are adjustable to accommodate different body types, while others are made specifically for certain sizes.
  • The environment you will be working in: This includes factors such as weather conditions and whether there is a risk of electrical hazards.

How to inspect a safety harness before using it

A safety harness must be inspected before every use. Here’s how to conduct a thorough appraisal of the condition of a harness:

  • Check for signs of damage like fraying to the fabric or loose stitching
  • Check the d-rings for distortion
  • Ensure the buckles aren’t bent
  • Check the plastic loops for cracks
  • Ensure the date and serial number is valid – do not use old harnesses

For any business, the safety of its people is paramount. But even more so for construction sites, where big machines and high places provide common daily risk of injury. It’s mandatory, then, to ensure the required safety equipment is ready, and on-hand, and regularly inspected and maintained. A worker force that knows they’re safe in every project, is a happy and focussed one.

FB Cranes is your crane builder and repairs specialists. We’re also suppliers of on-site safety equipment like harnesses and we have a range of newly designed harnesses that are of the highest quality and durability.

Sales Enquiries: / 011 902 3271