Press Release Summary:
ExoFit, designed as single piece, X-shaped piece of fabric, wraps around wearer and slips on in fashion of lightweight vest. Shape allows maximum clearance for workers' arms and keeps important buckle systems located centrally on torso. Using quick-connect buckles, body consists of layers of webbing on outside and padding and vents on inside. Sub-assembly is constructed from Dri-Lex, a triple-layered material designed to ventilate and cool body.
Original Press Release:
New Tower Workers Harness By SALA
New design concept improves on-site mobility and all-day user comfort
SALA, one of the fall protection industry's most innovative equipment manufacturers have developed a new concept in tower worker and linesman harnesses designed to greatly improve worker mobility and user comfort.
The new ExoFit Tower Workers Harness is designed as a single piece of fabric in the shape of an "X" that wraps around the wearer and slips on easily like a lightweight vest. The innovative new shape, which turns away from fifty years of conventional harness design thinking, allows maximum clearance for a worker's arms and keeps important buckle systems located centrally on the torso. It also features: an ergonomic back pad for added comfort; fall arrest frontal belay loops for work positioning and rescue, waist belt with large side D rings for work positioning; pole/restraint side D rings; a padded work positioning buttock seat, large rear fall arrest rated D ring; pelvic strap for added comfort and security; cushioned leg, back and shoulder padding for the ultimate in comfort and performance and SALA Guarantees No Roll Out when connected to a SALA Lanyard or SRL with a model H250 hook.
"Until recently, the design of the basic fall protection harness hadn't changed much since the end of the Second World War and that just wasn't good enough," says Gordon Cadzow, Managing Director of the Capital Safety Group in Australia and New Zealand. "Today's tower workers and linesman are like trained athletes and need lightweight, 'intelligent' equipment that performs on the job. Tower and pole work is just too tough and demanding for clumsy old harnesses that are uncomfortable and ineffective. With the ExoFit design we have changed all of that."
The design process to bring the ExoFit Tower Workers Harness to the market has been a first-of-the-kind collaboration between the ergonomics experts at SALA and skilled designers and research and development specialists from the military and the world of extreme and outdoor sports. Together a team of designers produced a lightweight harness that feels and acts more like a piece of sports clothing.
The body of the ExoFit harness is a complex layering of soft, lightweight webbing on the outside and padding and vents on the inside. The sub-assembly is constructed from Dri-Lex, a high-tech, three-layered material that is used in the backpacking and footwear industries. This material is designed to ventilate and cool the body thanks to moisture-wicking properties that absorbs the body's perspiration and then distribute it evenly out of the sides and back of the harness.
The harness also uses the first quick-connect buckles in the fall protection industry to meet all regulatory guidelines. Each buckle snaps together and can be unlocked with one hand, leaving the other free for holding a ladder, a railing or a tool. The patented memory-lock fit requires adjustments to be made only once using an intuitive tab-adjustment system. After that no other adjustment is necessary.
For more information on the ExoFit Tower Workers Harness from SALA contact our Customer Service department on 1800 245 002 or visit www.sala.com.au.