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I have a safety harness with a D Ring on the front, what is that used for?

This Week on Dynamic Discussions

On this week’s episode of Dynamic Discussions, Greg and David talk to us about front D-Rings on your harness. The front D-Ring on a fall protection harness is typically called a sternal D-Ring. Sternal D-Rings are most commonly used for ladder or tower climbing applications. The sternal D-Rings on a harness are placed at the front so that a worker can be tied off at chest level to a fall protection system while they climb a ladder.

Working from Heights Safely

Working in heavy-duty trades or from elevated heights like rooftops increases the chance of injury, so keeping your workers safe in these kinds of environments should be a top priority with whichever industry you’re in. Whenever the risk of a fall is present, your business will need to utilize a personal fall arrest protection program to help support your workers, keeping them in an upright position and above the ground.

Malta Dynamics Sternal D-Ring Harness

The Malta Dynamics Razorback Elite MAXX Sternal D-Ring Harness is designed to prepare your crew for any job at heights, including tower and fixed ladder climbing. This sternal D-Ring harness will deliver functionality and innovation with a lightweight design that makes it easy to wear all day on any job.

With front, back and side D-Rings, this versatile harness will be ready for any job site — and so will you. Use the front D-Ring to safely climb to new heights. Easily connect self-retracting lifelines without having to adjust the webbing by utilizing the back D-Ring, or use the side D-Rings for hands-free positioning. Complete with a sewn-in waist belt and breathable, reflective padding on the shoulders and legs, this lightweight harness also features reflective stitching throughout the webbing.

How to Ensure Your Harness Fits Correctly

Equipping your workers with the Razorback Elite MAXX Sternal D-Ring harness increases the chances that they’ll stay safe from serious injuries or death should a fall occur. No matter what size or scope of construction project your team is working on, the harness needs to fit each worker correctly.

By following these quick and easy steps, you can achieve a comfortable, safe fit:

  1. Holding the back D-Ring shake the Elite MAXX safety harness and then unfasten any straps.
  2. Place the straps over your shoulders while making sure the D-Ring stays centered on your back.
  3. Put each leg through the leg straps, keeping the connections snug.
  4. Fasten the harness’s waist belt, if it has one.
  5. Attach the chest strap, leaving it against your breastbone but 6 to 8 inches below your throat.
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