[TowerTalk] Climbing belts/harnesses demonstration
n4zr at contesting.com
Wed Jun 14 16:14:40 EDT 2006
Jeez - the gadget costs more than two harnesses! When you think that every seat belt in your car has the same sort of reel mechanism, which is rated for considerably higher G loads, you really have to wonder how much of the price is their liability insurance premium, and how much is profiteering.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 03:59 PM 6/14/2006, Doug Rehman wrote:
>> Those reels are very nice and give the worker plenty of
>> mobility. However, I understand they are more costly than a
>> simple sewn fall arrest lanyard, and I don't see the need for
>> one in my tower work.
>> 73, Keith NM5G
>For examples of what is being discussed, see:
>The reels would work well for non-climbing applications, or perhaps once
>you've reached "altitude", but I would think they would be cumbersome to
>climb with- especially if obeying 100% fall arrest tie off.
>The obvious benefit of the reels is limited fall distance (9"-12" versus up
>to 6' with a conventional fall arrest lanyard.
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