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Tips and Tricks Fall Protection

Posted on 19-5-2020 by Nicky

Safety Harnesses & Positioning belts


A harness is a body support system designed to stop a fall and keep the user in the best conditions awaiting rescue.

The attachment points have a static strength of > 15 kN.


A work positioning belt is a belt that allows a user to position themselves so that they can use their hands-free for work.
The attachment points have a static strength of> 15 kN.

Warning! A work positioning belt may not be used as fall protection!




The choice of a simple harness, harness with work jacket, harness with a belt, suspension harness, etc. The most important thing is to consider is what your job entails and choose the equipment based on the working environment

Selecting the right harness means asking the right questions:

1) What size do I need? How heavy am I?

Size: The table below indicates the dimensions of the body.


When choosing a harness or harness with an integrated vest, the essential sizes are the thigh size and the chest size, the other sizes are given as an indication.

The most important size for choosing a belt is the waist size.

2) Which attachment points do I need?

Attachment point:

1 or 2 attachment point chest & back

1 or 2 attachment point chest & back

2 positioning attachment points hip

1 or 2 attachment point  chest & back

2 positioning attachment points  hip

1 suspension point belly


3) What is my work situation? Do I work in a specific environment?

Aerial platform Sloping roof Positioning Ladder Confined spaces Restraint work Suspension work
Descent Evacuate Steel Construction Horizontal Scaffolding Door/ window frame  


4) ) How often do I use my harness?

Occasional use Regular use Frequent use Intensive use


These criteria as selection guides for your harness are clearly indicated in the product information on the safety harnesses pages.


See below a step-by-step plan for how to wear a safety harness:

Mitari also offers some additional options that allow you to adjust your harness to your liking. See the image below with the corresponding additional options for your harness belt:

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