MSA launches new Gravity harness in SA
The new Gravity suspension harness was officially launched locally in March by the African division of MSA. The harness is available in a Premium and a Light version, and is suitable for use in a variety of applications that require fall protection.
MSA Africa fall protection consultant, Ashanti Whiteman, states that the Gravity harness is suitable for controlled descent, positioning, ladder climbing, rescue, and fall arrest. “The lightweight and comfortable Gravity range provides users with high-strength and superior-quality performance.”
For added safety, the Gravity harness range boasts a unique integral load indicator, in the form of webbing, which opens in order to indicate to the user that the harness was previously involved in a fall and should not be re-used, but rather discarded.
The Light Gravity suspension harness features steel D-Rings and steel triple-locking carabiners, while the Premium Gravity suspension harness makes use of aluminium D-rings and triple-locking carabiners with a 23-kN strength to ensure full peace of mind and security for the user.
Both Gravity suspension harnesses feature five anchor points for connection – two on the front of the harness, one near the top and the other near the bottom. The Gravity harnesses also feature a ventral attachment point at the waist, and fall arrest rated back and front D-rings. Fully padded leg loops with quick-release buckles ensure that the user is able to get free in an emergency.
Furthermore, the harness is Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) enabled, which allows it to be traced. “The RFID system allows information regarding the harness to be relayed to an electronic reader for monitoring. This saves valuable time in rescue operations, where mere seconds could mean the difference between life and death,” Whiteman concludes.