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Buy a Full Body Harness for Working at Height Safely

A safety harness is one of most essential pieces of kit found in any workers toolbox or vehicle, why? Because they are quite simply, lifesavers! When you work from height, whether it is 1 metre or 100 metres, a safety harness is vital, and all personnel should be issued with one if their work necessitates.  It is prudent for anyone who works from heights and uses a safety harness to undertake a training session to understand how they work, and why they should always be worn. There are many working at height harness types to choose from with prices stating at just £13.95 at Lifting Gear Direct.  Complete harness kits are also available and start from around £53.

4 Point Work Positioning Harness


4 Point Full Body Harness This 4 point full body harness is made by Kratos and ..

Kratos FA 10 102 00 Single Point Full Body Harness

Kratos FA 10 102 00 Single Point Full Body Harness


Single Point Full Body Harness This single point full body harness is made by r..

Kratos FA 10 302 00 2 Point High Visibility Full Body Harness (Yellow)


2 Point High-Visibility Full Body Harness Invest in this 2 point high-visibilit..

Kratos Full Body Rescue Harness

Kratos Full Body Rescue Harness


Full Body Rescue Harness Part of our safety harness range, this full body ..

Standard 2 Point Safety Harness FA 10 103 00

Standard 2 Point Safety Harness FA 10 103 00


2 Point Full Body Harness Designed and crafted by the experts at Kratos, this 2..

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Types of Harness Safety

There are many types of safety harnesses available these days, all used in various ways; the 2 main systems that are commonly used are fall arrest or fall restraint systems. Fall restraint systems will stop you from falling in the first place, keeping you tightly anchored to where your lanyard/safety line is attached, though can be a little restrictive in moving around; the fall arrest system will catch you at a pre-determined height in the event of a fall, these allow more freedom to move around, however the fall distance should be kept to a minimum, as a longer and so faster fall can cause problems with whiplash type injuries and cutting off blood circulation in the groin area where the harness is situated if not released a.s.a.p.

Safety Harnesses Available

Lifting Gear Direct can supply safety harnesses to suit common situations that arise when working from heights. We have  a couple of standard harnesses with one or 2 anchor points, a 2 point work positioning harness, a rescue harness and a high visibility harness; you can find out all about each type on their respective product pages – see below. We also supply a selection of safety harness kits to provide your basic needs in a kit bag.

We supply Kratos safety harnesses which are of a very high quality; it is very important to wear a harness which fits correctly to ensure minimal problems as noted above should the unthinkable happen. Each harness is available in a range of sizes to suit most personnel. It is the chest and thigh measurements which are the most important to ensure a good fit, the waist and height sizes you can see in the table are just for guidance.

Think about where you will use your harness to assess where you will need the anchor points on your harness! Dorsal (rear), sterna (front), lateral (side) or ventral (top suspension) or a combination of these, and choose your harness accordingly.

Why You Should Wear a Working at Height Harness 

There are so many jobs that involve working from heights, and/or in precarious places; for example; builders, crane engineers, telecom engineers, high-rise window cleaners, lifting gear industry workers, lift repairers and many more; all of these people should have a fully functional safety harness in their kit and should always be worn when operating from a height.

Often is the case, even for the most experienced worker, that it is seen as “too much trouble” to put on a safety harness for a quick and simple task that is not really that high up; this is not acceptable for any scenario, and no person should ever be that complacent, all it takes is a simple slip, or misplaced footing and you could be fatally injured. A safety harness, worn and used correctly will almost certainly save you from serious injuries and possibly your life at some stage of your working life, especially if you regularly work in the high risk industries.

A further down side to NOT wearing a safety harness, when you should, is that if you were injured via a fall, you would not be able to claim any compensation, it would be your own fault as not all the necessary precautions were taken.

Looking after your Body Harness

It is vital that safety harnesses are fully checked over before each use to ensure there is no damage which could affect the safety rating of the harness. Any harness that has been through a fall should be replaced, as should any that has any deterioration, cuts, nicks or other damage to any part.

Remember, ALWAYS wear a safety harness when working from any height, it might just save your life.

For Help or To Order

If you would like to discuss your height safety needs, need some additional information, place an order or can’t find what you are looking for then get in touch, we are always ready to help wherever possible.


What is a safety harness for working at height?

A safety harness to use when working from heights is a full body harness made up of multiple webbing straps, buckles and connectors. The idea is to wear the harness, typically fastening around the thighs, and chest then connecting it to a suitable anchor point, often with a safety lanyard or fall arrest block to prevent falls and thus injuries.

How big do safety harnesses go?

Safety harnesses come in a good range of sizes from small, medium, large, extra large and XXL, ladies harnesses can also be found to help with awkwardness around the chest area. So you should find a harness to suit you.

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