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Norris Sales Now Offers Fall Protection Equipment from FallTech

The full body harness is the body wear component of a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS)

Fall Protection Equipment from FallTech: The Importance of D-Rings

Norris Sales in Conshohocken, PA and Sicklerville, NJ is a fall protection equipment dealer for products from FallTech. Norris Sales offers FallTech full-body harnesses, nylon housing, rope, kits anchors and cable for the safety and fall arrest needs of the construction industry. 

The full body harness is the body wear component of a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) that also includes an anchorage and a deceleration device designed to stop falls quickly while limiting the stropping force suffered by the user. 

Deceleration devices include self-retracting lifelines and shock absorbing lanyards.

Fall Protection: The Importance of D-Rings

The suitability of a full body harness for a specific application is determined primarily by the type and location of the D-rings on the harness. 

The back, or dorsal, D-ring is located on the back of a full body harness. When properly adjusted, this D-ring should be located between a user’s shoulder blades. The dorsal D-ring is designed to both prevent falls and stop a fall once it has started. 

The side, or hip, D-ring is located adjacent to each hip. This D-ring is intended for work positioning on a vertical surface (such as in tower applications, rebar tying, etc.). Side D-rings should never be used for fall arrest or restraint.

Different Types of Harnesses

Not all full body harnesses are alike and different designs are customized to different applications. For instance, FallTech contractor full body harnesses should not be used for arborist work, welding or work in harsh chemical environments. With a maximum weight capacity of 425 lbs, these harnesses should not be used in situations requiring support of excessive weight. 

For more information on fall protection equipment from FallTech, and to purchase full-body harnesses, lifeline kits and related equipment, visit your local Norris Sales dealer in Conshohocken, PA (Near Norristown, King of Prussia, the Blue Route and Route 202) or Sicklerville, NJ (near Glassboro, Williamstown and the Atlantic City Expressway).