Harnesses are a critical piece of protective equipment for fall protection. Our new V-Series Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) range is named after the iconic V-Gard® safety helmet developed by MSA in 1962 and trusted by millions of personal protection users across the globe.
The range, when used in conjunction with MSA’s Latchways® engineered lifelines, offers the highest specification of fall protection available on the market and provides a great example of our ability to combine innovative technologies, best-inclass materials and advanced design to take fall protection to new heights..
From the end user’s perspective:
“I have to wear a harness all day to be safe at my job because my boss requires it. It seems that all companies claim to have a comfortable harness, but I wish I could find a harness that makes me forget I’m wearing one.”
From the Safety Manager’s perspective:
“I have to ensure my employees wear their harnesses when performing their work. My employees complain their harnesses aren’t comfortable and therefore don’t wear them. I wish I could find a harness that my employees don’t mind wearing.”
MSA introduces a new line of harnesses that let you focus on your work instead of your harness. That’s because each one is designed with unique features such as an exclusive racing style buckle, athletic cut, and pull-down adjustment.
MSA’s new line of harnesses is designed around comfort. Each harness in the new V-SERIES line includes an exclusive quick-connect racing-style buckle for a closer, more comfortable-fitting harness eliminating the need for bulky chest straps or cumbersome buckles.
“This new line of racing style harnesses lets workers focus on their work instead of worrying about their harnesses, because the safest fall protection harness is the one you’ll actually want to wear,” says Jon.
“A racing-style buckle – unique to MSA – makes for a more athletic cut, contouring the harness to the body for improved upper torso movement on the job. Unburdened by ill-fitting, uncomfortable harnesses, workers are given the freedom they need to do their job more safely and effectively.”
Pull-down adjustments on each harness allow workers to quickly and easily get the right fit that lasts throughout the workday.
“Sizing is significant when it comes to wearing fall protection harnesses,” continues Jon. “Yet unfortunately workers can be sized incorrectly and/or wear harnesses that don’t provide adjustability. This not only makes for a more uncomfortable harness – potentially increasing the likelihood the worker won’t wear it at all – but it can also have an adverse effect on the user in the event of a fall.”
Small details, big on safety
The harness line includes new hex-style stitch patterns which make finding broken threads easier when carrying out pre-use inspections, while coated webbing repels dirt, grease and moisture.
The V-FLEX™ boasts a patented leg strap design to keep leg straps in place as webbing lays horizontally across the thighs, creating a more natural fit, as well as a patent-pending hip connection which “flexes” with the worker, reducing fatigue throughout the day.
The V-FIT, V-FLEX and V-FORM+ also have a dedicated attachment point for Personal Fall Limiters, allowing for quick and easy attachment, and keeps workers’ back D-ring free for other use.
“Small details add up to big impressions and impressive results and that’s what you can see in this all-new V-SERIES harness line,” concludes Jon. “We’ve left no stone unturned in our mission to provide uncompromising comfort.”
For more information on the new V-SERIES harness line – or to request your demo today – visit ae.msasafety.com/vseriesfallprotection.