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Fall protection, harness, energy link, fall arrest

Fall protection equipment is class 3 PPE subject to regulations. It is made up of 3 inseparable elements : the safety harness, a connection system and an anchor point. Find in this space a wide choice of harnesses, reels, tripods, winches for work at height or in confined spaces (fall arresters for persons who had the confined space training).

Fall protection equipment

A fall protection device is imperative when there is a risk of falling. Many sectors of activity have to deal with the risks of falls from heights, construction, work on towers, monuments, pylons, platforms, scaffolding, but fall protection devices are also required in the water sector and sanitation as part of interventions in confined spaces (sewers). Work at height is also widely covered as part of the confined space training.

Class 3 PPE – like fall protection equipment – is equipment that protects against serious and fatal risks. For obvious reasons of staff safety, periodic verification of this type of equipment is mandatory. The PPE check must be carried out at least once a year. Each check takes into account various compliance criteria such as the proper functioning of the equipment, the general condition, the legibility of the marking and, in some cases, the expiration date of the product. Storage conditions are also examined.

  • The safety harness

    The safety harness - also commonly referred to as a fall arrest harness - is the most important part of fall protection. It consists of straps, buckles and other elements arranged so that the harness can be adjusted appropriately on the body of the person, to maintain it in the event of a fall while distributing the loads it generates.

    It should be as comfortable as possible with foam reinforcements on the legs and shoulders, this is an aspect that should not be overlooked. Wide straps with horizontal leg straps are preferred because they are more comfortable for the user with less impact on the femoral artery in the event of a fall.

    Depending on the type of activity and the working environment, there are several types of safety harnesses :

    The fall arrest harness (EN361 standard)

    The fall arrest harness is a body gripping device intended to receive a possible fall and keep the wearer in the best conditions while waiting for help. The anchor points are in the sternal and dorsal position so that in the event of a fall, the wearer remains in the most vertical position possible.

    It is a 2-point harness, so it is not suitable for work positioning or work on suspended ropes.

    The fall arrest and work positioning harness (standards EN361 and EN358):

    The fall arrest and work positioning harness is designed to stop a fall thanks to the dorsal or sternal attachment points and the wearer will be supported on the 2 side attachment points to connect a work positioning lanyard and ensure the wearer better balance.

    This is a 4 point harness but in reality a 3 point harness because the two side hooks cannot be used separately.

    Fall arrest, work positioning and suspension harnesses (standards EN 361, EN 358 and EN 813)

    The fall arrest, work positioning and suspension harness has all the anchorages of the previous one with in addition a ventral point for rescue and suspension.

    It is a 5 point harness suitable for most interventions (fall arrest, work positioning, work in suspension, rescue) with the exception of rescue interventions in confined spaces.

    Evacuation harnesses (EN 1497)

    The evacuation harness takes the base of the 5-point harness with in addition 2 buckles on the shoulders to lower a person in a confined space or to extract it. Some harnesses benefit from the EN 1497 standard without having buckles on the shoulders.

    It’s the most complete safety harness!

  • The energy link and absorption system :

     The linkage and energy absorption system is used to connect the safety harness to the anchor point (energy absorbing lanyards, self-retracting reels, rope slides, etc.). It’s like the safety belt of the fall protection system. There are 2 categories of connection devices :

    - The fall restraint : this is a device that prevents operators from exposing themselves to danger. This type of protection is intended to limit the user's movements in order to prevent them from reaching areas where a fall could occur. It is not capable of arresting a fall from a height and should not be confused with a fall arrest system, although it is implemented with components which may appear similar.

    - Fall arrest : These systems are intended to allow a user to reach areas or positions where there is a risk of falling. They must therefore stop this fall if it occurs, and then ensure the operator's suspension after the fall has been stopped. Below, the different fall arrest systems available :

    Fall arrest lanyard with energy absorber

    This connection system consists of a lanyard with a maximum length of 2 m and 2 connectors. When used on a fixed anchor point, the lanyard must include an energy absorber.

    Self-retracting rewinder

    The self-retracting retractor - commonly called stop-fall - is used as a component in systems for connecting the safety harness to a fixed anchor point. It is a better alternative to the lanyard with energy absorber. It is a retractable lanyard wound on a drum with an automatic tension and return system, and an automatic locking function in the event of a fall. It's the same principle as a seat belt.

    Most reels are designed to operate in a vertical cone of no more than 30 ° below the anchor point, which limits their conditions of use. They must comply with the EN360 standard.

  • The anchor point :

    For each type of job, structure and industry, there is a different type of anchor : tripods, strap rings, anchor points for European standard I-beams, fixed eyelets, etc. All anchors must provide a secure attachment point - regardless of the substrate (steel, concrete, walls, roofs, etc.) and must withstand the stresses of the fall protection system.

    These devices are often permanently attached to a building (flat roofs, sloping roofs, facades, concrete beams, etc.) or to an infrastructure (machines, tracks, cranes, wind turbines, etc.). Combined with fall protection equipment, they can be used as a safety system.

    Anchors can be designed as a fall prevention retention solution or as a fall arrest system. There are two main types of anchoring devices :

    • Rigid anchor points : these are single anchor points with a single eyelet.
    • Mobile anchor points : these are lifelines or rail securing systems. The user secures himself to it by means of a rope grab or a fall arrest trolley. It can then move freely over certain sections or over the entire length of the anchoring device.


Our range of harnesses

When working on a cherry picker, the MEWP harness becomes compulsory to keep the user safe on the platform. Far from being trivial, falls and slips during work at height without wearing a safety harness can have serious consequences.

  • Harnais nacelle pour le travail en hauteur
  • 2 point safety harness
  • Connection lead with class M connectors
  • Validated by tests at 140 kg
  • Bavarian strap 25 mm wide
  • Complies with EN361
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The essential bestseller for working at height, the roof harness kit offers essential protection in the event of a fall. It consists of a harness, a mobile fall arrester, a strap ring and a storage bag.

  • Harnais toiture pour les travaux en hauteur
  • Suitable for carpenters, roofers, zinc workers, etc.
  • 2 attachment points (dorsal and sternal)
  • Removable comfort backrest
  • 44mm wide polyester main straps (R > 27kN)
  • Complies with EN361
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The NUS65A is a fall arrest and rescue harness that combines safety and comfort with its automatic buckles and padded shorts. The anti-trauma buckles on the thighs also prevent compression of the femoral artery.

  • Le harnais antichute polyvalent NUS65A
  • 44 mm wide polyester main straps (R > 27 kN)
  • Attachment points: dorsal and sternal with 2 buckles
  • Buckles on shoulder and thigh straps made of steel with black epoxy treatment
  • Complies with EN361 and EN1497
  • Accessories and many options available (comfort back pad and removable lanyard holder available)
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The NUSL ECO is the perfect harness for occasional use. It is available in two versions, one more suitable for work on scaffolding with a single attachment point, the other more suitable for all work at height with two attachment points "D" and "S".

  • Le harnais antichute « économique » NUSL1ECO et NUSL2ECO
  • 1 dorsal attachment point (NUSL1 ECO)
  • 2 dorsal and sternal attachment points (NUSL2 ECO)
  • Main straps in polyester 44 mm wide (R> 27 kN)
  • On chest strap 25 mm wide
  • Static resistance on rope > 15 kN
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The Pack & GO is a safety harness with an integrated carrying bag for work at height. Innovative, comfortable and practical, it offers excellent value for money.

  • Le harnais de sécurité Pack & Go
  • Suitable for industrial maintenance and construction sectors
  • Automatic buckles on the thigh and chest boots
  • Sternal point on textile loop and dorsal point on “D” metallic
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Made in France and compliant with French and international standards
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Mainly used during interventions at height, the VIT'O fall arrest harness exists in 3 different versions. Lightweight, practical and mainly recommended for the industrial sector, it offers a real comfort.

  • Le harnais de sécurité antichute VIT’O
  • 3 versions of the VIT’O available: NUS67, NUS77A and NUS87A
  • Sternal attachment point by connecting two strap rings
  • Water-repellent 44 mm polyester main straps (R≥25 kN)
  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Complies with EN361 and EN1497
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Designed for work at height but also for confined spaces, the VIT'O TEC safety harness adapts itself to all body types thanks to its high-performance adjustment and locking systems. As a bonus, its breathable shoulder 3D backrest makes it one of the most comfortable harnesses on the market!

  • Le harnais antichute VIT’O TEC
  • Fall indicator triggered from 300 daN
  • 44mm on chest strap with aluminium sternum buckles
  • Water-repellent 44 mm polyester main straps (R≥25 kN)
  • Ergonomic belt for carrying a lifeguard with recall strap
  • Complies with EN361 and EN1497 and CATEC*

*the French Certificate of Ability to Work in Confined Spaces

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Providing a temporary anchor point, the safety tripod allows people or other loads to be raised and lowered in confined spaces.

  • Trépied de sécurité
  • 4 anchor points
  • Lightweight materials: high strength aluminium
  • Hoisting winch 300 kg
  • Winch cable with return pulley
  • Carrying bag
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Innovative and lightweight, the PLASMA AQ helmet is multifunctional thanks to its wide range of accessories. This new generation helmet is designed to be perfectly suited to several industries, such as AWP, roofing, steel construction, building, etc…

  • Casque de sécurité Plasma AQ
  • High quality materials
  • Multifunctional chinstrap
  • Universal size from 51 to 63 cm
  • Sanitized® treatment: perfect hygiene
  • EN 397 approved
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