[TowerTalk] FS: Heavy Duty Climbing Belt

ersmar at comcast.net ersmar at comcast.net
Fri Jun 9 20:25:09 EDT 2006

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From: "K8RI on Tower talk" <k8ri-tower at charter.net>
> >        While OSHA rules only  require compliance by workers (people being
> > paid for performing the tasks), it's  a pretty good idea to be as safe as 
> > you
> > can.
> >
> I can only speak for myself and this is not a recomendation to others, not 
> should it be taken as such, but I much prefer the old belt with a seperate 
> fall arresting harness and want nothing to do with any harness that will let 
> me sit down in place.

I, too, prefer separate positioning belt and fall-arrest harness.  I don't like the idea of putting all my eggs in one harness basket, as it were.  If the single harness were to fail while I'm aloft (the clip across the chest breaks or whatever else), then I've just lost all my protection against -1/2gt^2.  By using two separate harnesses (Buckingham positioning belt and strap and Petzl full-body harness for the two gorilla clips on a Y-tail), I have totally independent systems with a low likelihood, IMHO, of simultaneous failure.

BTW - Yesterday I ordered one of these: http://store.pksafety.net/fi10tirela.html .  I liked the feature of the shock-absorbing folds in the strap, something my current Y-tails don't have.  I'll report to the group after they arrive.

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

> Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
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