Choosing a Safety Harness
With hundreds of different fall protection harnesses on the market it may seem a bit overwhelming to try and find the right one for you. Not everyone will need to carry 50 lbs. of tools on a rooftop and not everyone will need their harness to be able to withstand extreme heat, so let's breakdown the various kind of safety harnesses and try to narrow down which one may work best for you.
Size and Weight
Not all harnesses come in XL+ sizes and unless specified are not rated for more than 300 lbs. of total capacity. So if the total weight of a worker and their tools will exceed 300 lbs. you need to purchase a heavy-weight safety harness.
Frequency of Use and Comfort
If you will only use your harness a few times a year and you will only be working in fall restraint a basic harness like Guardian's velocity harness may suit your needs. However if you ever plan on working in fall arrest and/or will be using your harness on a regular basis we recommend looking at a harness like Guardian's Premium Edge Series harness. As the name suggests, it is more of a premium harness and has additional features like side stretch point, rear padding, and reflective trim.
Specialized Harnesses for Specific Industries
If you work in a specialized industry your requirements and the features you need will vary. For example, there are special harnesses for welding that are designed to withstand extreme heat. Not all harnesses are designed to these specifications, so please take the time to look through our specialty harnesses to make sure you are getting the right harness for your industry.