When working on scaffolding there is a significant fall risk that you need to be aware of. Every scaffold worker knows that having the right safety equipment is important before you make a start on a job. There are all kinds of harnesses on the market, it can be hard to know which one is the right option for your work scenario. Don't worry, we're here to help!
Generally, the best harnesses for scaffolders are lightweight and don't restrict movement. Often, the best place to connect a worker to the scaffold is behind them. This way, any ropes or lanyards will be kept well out of the way.
Here are our recommendations if you're looking for the best harness to use on scaffolding.
When it comes to choosing the best harness for use on scaffolding, the P34EL has lots of features that make it a great option. It's been designed with comfort and usability in mind, the elasticated legs and comfort padding in the shoulders and legs mean it can be worn for many hours without causing discomfort. It also features and aluminium rear dorsal anchor point, a lanyard extension tail and can be fully adjusted to support your body perfectly.
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Our P50 Multi Purpose Harness is also one of the best harnesses for use on scaffolding because it provides unrivalled comfort and lumbar support. This makes it a great choice for scaffolders that are working long days or carrying a lot of tools/materials. The work positioning belt gives additional support to the worker and makes the overall working environment safer. We'd definitely recommend looking at this safety harness if you'll be working on scaffolding in the near future!
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If you're looking for the best harness for use on scaffolding on a budget, then the G-Force P11 2-Point Full Body Safety Harness is the one for you! Despite coming in at a lower price than the more premium P50 and P34EL harnesses, this harness still has a lot of great features to keep you safe and secure whilst working on scaffolding. It's fully adjustable and has front and rear attachment points.
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Elasticated Shock Absorbing Lanyards
These elasticated shock-absorbing lanyards come with scaffold hooks, making them incredibly easy to use. We find these are some of the best lanyards for use on scaffolding because the elasticated webbing prevents the webbing from trailing around and becoming a trip hazard. Features like this are incredibly useful when you're working at height for prolonged periods of time. We'd recommend using these lanyards with our P34EL and P50 scaffold safety harnesses.
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This kit comes complete with everything you need to work on scaffolding safely. The harness included in the kit is our popular P10 Full Safety Harness which can be fully adjusted to fit your chest, upper and lower body comfortably. This harness is ideal for use on scaffolds because it features a back dorsal anchor point. This means you can work and move your arms freely without your lanyard getting in the way.
You'll also receive our shock absorber lanyard, our screw gate karabiner, an AZ022 scaffold hook and a handy drawstring bag to keep all you scaffold safety kit together. We can also provide a plastic case at a small extra cost if you'd prefer!
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This is another great scaffold harness kit option if you want to buy all your equipment in one go! The harness included in this kit is the P11 2-Point Full Safety Harness. Again, this harness can be adjusted to fit your body snugly, it's comfortable to wear and easy to put on. You'll also receive the same shock absorber lanyard, the screw gate karabiner and the AZ022 Scaffold Hook and a drawstring bag to keep the whole kit together.
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So, now you know which harnesses are the best for use on scaffolding, we thought we'd share some other useful equipment with you. This AY053 tool lanyard can be used to secure heavy tools like drills, grinders and chainsaws to your harness so that they aren't at risk of falling from the scaffolding. The elasticated webbing is 1.3mtrs in length, this provides you with enough space to use your tools and the reassurance that they won't fall if dropped.
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If you have any more questions about our scaffold safety harnesses, don't hesitate to get in touch - 0117 9381 600. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.