Height Safety Equipment
Height safety is of paramount importance in today's safety conscious environment; which is why at Lifting Gear Direct we pride ourselves on providing top quality height safety equipment for anybody who will be working from any height, whether it is 2 metres or 20 metres above ground. Below you will find products from market leader in height safety equipment - Kratos. We can, however also supply equipment from other leading brands such as Tractel and Ridgegear. Check out their respective pages if you require these brands.
About Height Safety
Statistics in the United Kingdom show that over 1 million people are injured or even worse at their work place, many injuries are caused by falls from heights. We know that to work from any height is potentially risky, and is where many work related accidents occur; so using the correct safety equipment is vital.
Personal protection equipment for height safety will have 3 components, a body holding device – i.e. a safety harness; a fall prevention linkage i.e. a karabiner and an anchorage system i.e. a lanyard.
Safety equipment for heights can be used for different scenarios; for work station prevention, this is to stop the worker from reaching an area where they could potentially fall. The work positioning scenario allows the worker to move around more freely but if there is potential to fall then a fall arrest system should be used.
Fall prevention equipment such as fall arrest blocks are designed to absorb energy and hold its wearer stable until help arrives, whilst reducing the dangerous stresses imposed on the body to a minimum.
When working in confined areas an anchorage such as a tripod will be used alongside a harness, lanyard and potentially a fall arrestor and winch.
Height Safety Equipment Available
Safety Harness kits
Why by individual height safety accessories when you can order entire height safety kits from us?
Kits can include safety harnesses, lanyards, hooks, karabiners and a range of accessories that vary depending on the intended use. Many include carry cases to prevent wear and tear during transport and storage.
For your convenience we supply some of our height safety equipment in specifically designed kits, providing all you need for a particular task.
All our safety harness kits are provided with a various safety harness, a lanyard and sometimes other types of essential height safety accessories depending upon which kit is selected. The kits also come with either a carry case or a rucksack style bag for keeping all your height safety gear in one place. As safety is such a high priority on the agenda, Lifting Gear Direct only supply height safety equipment from reputable, top brand names to ensure quality and safety each and every time; Kratos height safety products are reliable and readily available and we can supply height safety products of each type at affordable, cost effective prices direct to you.
You can purchase an individual harness instead of a complete kit if you require. Our range includes a rescue harness, high viz harness and single, 2 or 3 point full body harnesses. Providing full body support to workers, safety harnesses are strong, durable and built to withstand challenging conditions both indoors and out.
Most are made using materials like polyester which are not just strong enough to handle heavy weights but also able to remain uncompromised by moisture.
Safety harnesses which offer adjustability will allow different body shapes and sizes to be accommodated. Meanwhile integrated padding allows for improved comfort, with brands like Tractel and Ridgegear represented in this category.
One final noteworthy feature that safety harnesses can offer is integrated high-visibility elements. This will make wearers conspicuous even in darker environments, delivering great all-round safety.
If you have any other particular requirements then contact us, we can usually help with your needs.
Safety Harness Lanyards
Safety lanyards play an important role in most height safety operations, providing a means of anchorage between the harness and wearer and a safe, secure anchor point. Lanyards are also used to prevent the user from reaching a point where a fall is likely. We offer a range of shock absorbing lanyards in either kernmantle rope or webbing with a range of fittings; these are great for reducing impact. We also offer a range of work positioning and restraint lanyards which are great for helping you stay put whilst carrying out your task.
Our Key height safety equipment Brand Kratos make restraint lanyards, with some featuring a standard strip of webbing to support the wearer, while others come with expandable sections intended to improve freedom of movement while also serving as a shock absorber of sorts.
Safety harness lanyards can also be chosen with different end terminals included, such as snap hooks and karabiners. In short you have a lot of choice when sampling this extensive safety equipment category.
Our range of fall arresters has a number of fall arrest block for you to choose from. They are all retractable for easier use and made from high quality components. The Olympe range from Kratos are popular with our customers and the range includes retractable fall arrest blocks with webbing or wire rope and are typically fitted with a karabiner anchor and a swivel snap hook at the attachment end, these generally incorporate a load indicator for additional safety.
Safety Harness Connectors
Connections are frequently required during tasks undertaken at heights. Whether they are needed on your harness or lanyard we have a range of connectors and hooks for you to pick from. Included in our collection are some locking karabiners, snap hooks and quick delta links, browse the full range to see more details.
Stock up on karabiners to add to existing height safety equipment or use in a range of other applications.
In most cases a karabiner will form an important link between a safety harness and a safety lanyard, with a screw locking mechanism meaning that once they are in place, they will be almost impossible to dislodge accidentally.
Karabiners come in different sizes, shapes, colours and materials. Light weight alloy karabiners are cost effective and popular. Steel karabiners are sturdy and virtually indestructible in normal use. There are several different locking mechanisms to consider and various brands to weigh up when you choose.
Safety hooks can perform similarly to karabiners, but tend to have a snap mechanism to allow for quick attaching and detaching from a harness or anchor point.
Snap hooks of this kind can actually mirror karabiners by offering a locking mechanism that is screwed to tighten and form a strong hold. Others come with single or double trigger assemblies which can be a boon in scenarios where regular connections are essential and time is of the essence.
Height Safety Anchorage
Anchorage used for height safety typically include equipment to which you attach yourself to. These are often used when other anchor points are awkward or non-existent, often on site. We offer the popular tripod from Kratos which is great for confined spaces thanks to its telescopic legs.
Atex Rated Height Safety Equipment
Now available from Lifting Gear Direct is the latest range of ATEX rated height safety equipment. This comes from the Kratos Atex Free Blast range and includes full body harnesses, lanyards, karabiners and a fall arrest block. These are ideal in hazardous work environments.
Safety Access Platforms
Reducing the risks that come with working at height is a breeze with safety access platforms supplied by LGD. Our range includes safety access platforms which can be fitted to a fork lift truck or crane slung. These platforms provide a safer option to ladders for maintenance tasks carried out at certain heights or safe access to higher levels.
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Browse our full selection of height safety equipment and supplies below. If you can't see what you are looking for or have any questions, give us a call, we are always happy to help.
Understanding Fall Factors
It is crucial to establish the possible fall distance when you use a shock absorbing lanyard in order to avoid any injuries which could occur if contact is made with anything at a lower level. Below is the calculation you should use to determine the lowest possible fall distance between the lanyards anchor point and the ground or lower levels. This is calculated by allowing for: Twice the lanyards total length (to allow for the length of the lanyard and the height of the worker) add 1.75m de-celeration distance to permit any elongation occuring to the shock absorber and any slack in the lanyard. +1 Meter safety margin TOTAL = 6.75 metre clearance required using a 2 metre lanyard.
Height Safety Regulations
Working at height regulations have become law in recent years, so it is more important than ever to understand the regulations and how they affect you.
The main points of the regulations are:
Working at height no longer means above 2 meters before PPE (personal protective equipment) is required. The latest regulations state “Where a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury”.
Make sure you have done a method statement and a risk assesment.
Have a rescue plan in place. Do NOT rely on the emergency services.
Train people in the use of fall protection equipment.
Inspection of fall protection equipment (keep records)
Please note that this is only a very brief description of the regulations. For a full copy visit: www.hse.gov.uk
Get in touch for help with height safety equipment
You can reach out to the LGD team with any query by calling 01384 76961. Our contact page also has further information on how to get in touch.