In a message dated 4/3/2008 9:03:40 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I am looking for recommendations for climbing harnesses with fall arrest.
I have been climbing for years with good belts but that is all they are,
belts. I have decided not to climb again until I have the proper harness and
fall arrest equipment.
> The conversation on this reflector has pointed me in the proper safe
direction and now I am looking for personal experiences with the full body
harness and fall arrest. Things like fit, adjustability and weight I would
would be key elements of the harness (the safety features should be assumed)
and ease of use.
First of all, all fall arrest harnesses meet OSHA requirements so it
doesn't matter which brand you buy.
You can spend from less than $100 up to a couple of hundred. If you're
just going to use it occasionally, maybe one of the less expensive ones will
suffice. The more expensive ones are generally more comfortable - that's
basically what you're paying for - and more features. If you're spending 8
day in it, it better be comfortable.
Champion Radio Products _www.championradio.com_
(http://www.championradio.com) has the more budget type which I use myself.
You'll need a fall arrest lanyard that attaches to the D-ring between
your shoulder blades and a positioning lanyard or two to hold you in working
position. These are more personal choice.
But I don't know how people can climb and work on towers without a tool
bag or two on their belt. I climb with 2 - one for parts and one for tools.
Champion has them under Rigging Gear.
Cheers & GL,
Champion Radio Products
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