Different Types of Harnesses

Different Types of Harnesses

Different Types of Harnesses

A safety harness is one of the main pieces of equipment you'll need when working at height. It enables you to attach yourself to a fixed and secure object via a lanyard ensuring you limit the consequences and severity of a fall. Safety harnesses don't just assure your safety when working at height - they also enable you to work more efficiently and safely, with both hands-free.

Falls from height cause a lot of injuries in UK workplaces, so it's vital that you equip yourself with a safety harness - but which type of harness is right for you?


1-point safety harness

1-point harness

1-point harnesses are some of the simplest and most cost-effective harnesses on the market. They are great for working in environments where you need the security of the harness but a good range of movement. With a single attachment at the rear, you can easily connect and disconnect from your safety lanyard as required. We offer a huge range of 1-point safety harnesses for you to choose from. Click the button below to shop.

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2-point safety harness

2-point harness

While our 1-point safety harnesses offer adequate security, our 2-point safety harnesses can be worn when you need additional support. Boasting both front and rear attachment points, our 2-point safety harnesses are incredibly versatile and will keep you secure in a wide range of scenarios. All of our 2-point harnesses are incredibly comfortable and can be worn all day with ease.

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petzl multi-purpose harness

Multi-purpose harness

If you need a good all-rounder harness for a range of applications, look no further than our multi-purpose harnesses. Whether you're a professional looking for a harness for work, or a recreational climber in need of some new gear, our multi-purpose harnesses won't let you down. We carry multi-purpose harnesses from a range of reputable brands including Ridgegear, Heightec, and PETZL. All you need to do is choose the right one for you!

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work positioning harness

Work positioning harness

Work positioning harnesses (also known as sit harnesses) are designed to provide maximum comfort and security when you're working at height for long periods of time. They're favoured by arborists because they provide complete support around the waist and legs while leaving the arms free to work. Many of our work positioning harnesses come with optional shoulder straps. Be sure to check your chosen work positioning harness if this is something that you require.

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tractel confined space harness

Rescue/confined space harness

When you're working at height or in a confined space, there's always a risk that something can go wrong. With the right equipment on hand (a rescue or confined space harness) you'll be able to move injured or trapped climbers to safety in no time. We offer a range of reliable rescue and confined space harnesses that will support you in your time of need.

Above, you can see a great example of a confined space harness, the Tractel HT55 Confined Space Harness. This specialist harness features a belt that can hold a respiratory system, as well as universal quick-release buckles. Shop our full range of rescue and confined space harnesses below.

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rope access harness

Rope access harness

Finally, we have our rope access harnesses. These are designed for both professional and recreational use & are perfect for scenarios such as abseiling. They are tested to the relevant health and safety standards, so you can rest assured that you're in good hands while you're working at height.

In addition to our rope access harnesses, we also offer a range of rope access accessories such as carabiners, ascenders and descenders. When used together, our rope access equipment will help you maintain the right position while you're climbing or working at height.

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So there you have it: an overview of some of our most popular harness types. If you are still unsure which type of harness is right for you, why not take a look at everything we have to offer? SafetyLiftinGear is one of the UK's top suppliers of high-quality safety equipment, and we're sure we offer a harness that will meet your needs.

Alternatively, get in touch with the SafetyLiftinGear team and we'll be happy to advise you.

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