[TowerTalk] Navaho Vario Climbing belt
Sun, 2 May 1999 10:11:18 EDT
In a message dated 99-05-02 09:46:37 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Just for the record - the Petzl Navaho Vario 79 has side D-rings to
> accommodate work-positioning.
I stand corrected. The aforementioned D-rings are not visible in the
> Fall arrest is via the front ring with
> whatever arrangement the user chooses - cowtail or other.
This is not a fall arrest harness and the front D-ring is used for
positioning - not used for fall arrest. Here's what the Petzl rep said in an
>> " Although I am not exactly sure what "amateur radio tower climbing" is,
I can tell you that this harness is designed only for work positioning and
not fall arrest. Work requirements for fall arrest harnesses dictate that
be full body harnesses." >>
The problem is that if you were fall with a fall arrest lanyard
attached to the front D-ring, you would be caught with your body position
horizontally facing up which would cause probable damage to your spine. A
fall arrest harness has the fall arrest D-ring between your shoulder blades
which will catch you in a slumped over and more natural, safer position.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
Champion Radio Products
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