Werner Adds Welding High Heat Harnesses to its Fall Protection Lineup
You’re probably wondering what’s going on in the picture above (we certainly were). We definitely had our questions. Turns out, what you’re looking at is actually a demonstration of the Werner Welding High Heat Harness in action. After a fall, it defaults into a “chair in the air” position.
- Designed for mechanical, electrical, and welding contractors
- Made of Kevlar webbing with a char resistance up to 700°
- Nomex strap keepers keep excess webbing organized
- High strength steel hardware
- Only harness on the market designed for welding and high heat application while also being equipped with relief handles
- Handles help users recover after a fall into “chair in the air” position
- Designed for comfort and fit with quick-connect tech for chest, leg, and hip adjustments
- Impact indicator shows if harness has been involved in a fall
- Compliant with OSHA and ANSI z359.11 standards
What Werner Says About the New Harness
“The Welding High Heat Harnesses were designed with two key pain points in mind. First, we wanted to create a welding high heat fall protection harness that was constructed using Kevlar webbing throughout the entire harness versus some designs that only use it in certain sections. And secondly, we wanted to create a fall protection harness for welding and high heat applications that addresses user safety in a post-fall condition.”
—Eric Miller, Director of Product Management at Werner
Designed for Comfortable Safety with High Heat Endurance
The Werner High Heat Harness was developed specifically for mechanical, electrical, and welding contractors. Werner has constructed the entire harness from Kevlar webbing. This gives the harness enough structural integrity to withstand charring up to 700°. This provides integral safety for workers who encounter weld spatter and high heat applications.
Tough Nomex strap keepers organize excess Kevlar webbing and keep it out of the way. Label protection ensures the integrity of the material. All hardware on the Werner High Heat Harnesses is made from high-strength steel. These harnesses comply with OSHA and ANSI z359.11 standards
Werner markets the new High Heat Harnesses as the only products on the market to feature high heat resistance and easy-to-grab relief handles. These handles aid users in post-fall conditions as they shift into a “chair in the air” position (see our featured photo above). This helps the user achieve “a gravity override,” relieving potentially deadly pressure on femoral arteries that come from extended suspension time.
The harness also features an impact indicator showing if it has ever been involved in a fall.
Werner makes the harness in four sizes:
- H913001 – Small
- H913002 – Medium/Large
- H913004 – XL
- H913005 – XXL
They all include quick-connect tech for the chest, leg, and hip adjustments for fast and easy fitting. The dorsal D-ring on the back of the harness adjusts to accommodate almost all body frames. Werner makes the High Heat Harness compatible with their Arc Flash lanyards and Arc Flash self-retracting lifelines.
If you thought Werner work platforms and the Werner podium ladder covered the extent of this company’s safety products, you’d be mistaken. For those who weld at height, having fall protection with straps that don’t easily melt is mandatory. The combination of heat resistance and easy-grab relief handles makes this a compelling safety solution we find hard not to recommend sight-unseen.
The new Werner high heat harnesses can be purchased online or at any authorized dealer selling Werner fall protection products. Pricing looks to be just under $240 for any of the four sizes. See the WernerCo website for more details.