Harness Design and Fit

It is also important to note that harness designs should keep the back D-ring high on the back between the shoulder blades during use.  Likewise, chest straps should remain high and taut and above the breast line. D-rings lower than midback and chest straps lower than the solar plexis could result in fall-out if a head first fall occurs.

Under no circumstances should any user punch extra holes in a harness leg strap or reduce it from its manfactured length.  Moreover, if the user can only pull the webbing through the buckle to the first grommet, than a larger belt should be requested.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” page 202.

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