As a contractor or a safety manager of a company in the UAE, it’s your sole responsibility to provide your workers with sufficient protection from all possible work hazards. Fall protection harnesses, such as a safety harness, should be provided on-site to keep workers safe and prevent your business from incurring fines from the United Arab Emirates Health and Safety Legislation authority, the governing body that sets rules and conditions for occupational workers safety. It is important that your workers know how to use the harnesses in the most appropriate way.
Safety harnesses in Dubai are either used to avoid a fall (fall prevention) or arrest workers mid-fall before hitting solid ground. However, not everyone knows how to inspect and wear a safety harness properly. Using a poor safety harness system or wearing one improperly, is just as risky as using no protection at all. Whether you’re new to the field or a seasoned professional, it is advised to thoroughly inspect the fall arrest harness you provide and make appropriate adjustments to fit your workers without obstructing his/her bodily movements.
You should inspect every component of the safety harness system in the UAE before they are worn by your workers. It is your obligation to ensure that the fall arrest harness system is always active and secured. Shaking the harness allows you to inspect straps, loops, D-rings and fasteners. Gently shake it to allow all the straps to hang down freely. Unbuckle any buckles that are fastened. Examine the webbing for any kind of damage or foreign particles stuck on the cloth material. Next, look for any abnormalities or cracks in the metal D-ring and other fasteners. The D-ring should be free of corrosion or any kind of distortion.
Inspect if the impact indicators are present and working. If those are damaged or removed, your workers won’t be able to wear the certified full-body harness. Call a technician to have the equipment inspected first or call SMB Trading, the finest body harness safety system provider in the UAE, for a better and long-lasting safety harness. It’s always better to replace a broken or damaged harness than to fix it.
Your worker needs to wear a safety harness around the shoulder like a jacket. The dorsal D-ring should be worn on their back, between their shoulder blades, and must be comfortable. They must double-check for loose straps once worn. The harness should allow free body movement for your workers.
Both of these procedures are a part of routine but mostly disregarded. The key to the safety of workers at height is understanding the risk that can be caused by defective or ill-fitting harnesses. Encourage your workers to report any malfunction of the harness immediately and suggest a replacement.
Tuck any excess or loose clothing. Make sure the Safety harness belt is securely tied and that the loose end is tucked into the strap retainer. Examine your workers before they are allowed at their worksite, they should avoid carrying any kind of objects inside the pockets. The shoes must be securely fastened. Make sure nothing interferes with the fall arrest harness’s operation.
The worker needs to adjust the harness to fit their body after it has been fastened. Ask them to be relaxed and hold the spine straight. There should be no slack in the chest strap, shoulder straps, or leg straps of the safety harness. To get a secure fit, tighten or loosen the webbing through the harness’s buckles.
Make the final adjustments when everything is attached and buckled so that everything is snug but not refraining. To avoid snagging on equipment or building materials, always recommend tucking in strap tails inside the loop keepers.
Every safety harness manufacturer in the UAE will provide you with an instruction manual or a demo video of a worker wearing the harness while you make a purchase. Recommend your workers to thoroughly go through the instruction manual and make sure there is no lapse on the safety part. The manufacturer should also provide a compliance certificate of the regulatory body for a Certified full body harness so that your workers feel safe. Always choose a safety harness that has undergone extensive testing before being put on sale or distributed. We at SMB Trading, cross-check every rescue harness that arrive at our store and thrive to provide our customers with the most reliable safety systems to work with.
If you have any further questions or want to learn more, working with a reputed safety equipment manufacturer can be quite beneficial. The best method to learn how to recognize potential fall hazards is through hands-on training.
SMB Trading carries a full line of fall protection systems in the UAE for all sizes and jobs, including polyester models for use around chemicals and harnesses with little metal content to protect against arc flashes. Our in-house experts can help you find the best Fall protection harness in Dubai for your workers with their expert industry knowledge and field experience. Safety is important every day and SMB Trading is open to discussions with you on making a safe work environment for all. Give us a call at +971 04 2243320 or mail your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org and our representative will get in touch with you soon.