A harness is a body support system intended to stop falls and keep the user in the best conditions while awaiting the rescue.
The attachment points are static strength> 15 kN.


A work positioning belt is a device that allows a user to be held in a position having hands free.
The attachment points are static strength> 15 kN.


  A work positioning belt must not be used as a fall arrest device.

Use: Simple harness, harness with work jacket, harness with belt, suspension harness,… the most important thing is finally to choose the equipment according to the job and taking into account the work environment

Selecting one's harness properly entails asking the right questions:

1) Which size do I need? How heavy am I? 

Size: The chart hereunder indicates the body's measures. For the wearing of a harness over clothing, the harness'adjustments allow to obtain the right size.


  • For selecting a harness or a harness with integrated vest, the essential measures are the thigh size and the bust size, the other measures are given as an indication.
  • For selecting a belt, the essential measure is the waist size.

2) Which attachments do I need?

Attachments points:

With 1 or 2 attachment
points (dorsal and sternal)
With 1 or 2 attachment
points + 2 work positioning
points (lateral)
With 1 or 2 attachment
points + 2 work positioning
points + 1 suspension point (ventral

3) What is my work situation? Do I work in a specific environment?

Cherry picker Work station prevention
Inclined plan Confined space
Horizontal plan Double rope descent
Work station holding Suspension
Fixed ladder Door Frame Work
Scaffolding Rescue - Evacuation
Lattice metallic structure

4) How frequently do I use my harness?

Occasional use Regular use Frequent use Intensive use

These criteria as selection guides for your harness are clearly indicated next to all harnesses in the following pages.

KRATOS SAFETY also offers you some separable components (Suspension trauma strap, saddle work, back padded , ....) that allow you to accessorize your harness to suit your needs.