It's important to wear a safety harness when working at height - if you slip and fall, a good-quality harness will prevent you from falling to the ground and injuring yourself.
That being said, staying suspended in mid-air while awaiting rescue after a fall can be bad for your health as well. Our suspension trauma strap can be used alongside our safety harnesses to minimise discomfort and health risks in the event that you are left dangling for an extended period of time.
What Does a Trauma Strap Do?
When your body is suspended from a safety harness for an extended period, you risk suffering from suspension trauma. As time goes by, a suspended person may experience a shortness of breath, dizziness, and blurred vision; if left for too long without rescue, the individual may eventually lose consciousness (faint).
This is where the situation becomes truly dangerous - when a suspended person faints, they are at risk of death due to a lack of oxygen reaching the brain. However, our harness trauma straps help to reduce the likelihood of this happening by effectively allowing the user to stand up while suspended. This assists normal blood flow and increases the amount of time that can be safely spent awaiting rescue.
If you have any questions about our suspension trauma straps and how they work, please don't hesitate to give us a call on 0808 123 69 69.