Development of a catching harness with a higher degree of acceptance

Project No. BG10 #018

Status:

completed 12/1997

Aims:

Serious injuries as a consequence of fall accidents because harnesses were not worn; a preliminary project exposed ergonomic deficiencies which had a negative influence on acceptance. Goal: development of a catching harness with integrated fall cushioning which, as a result of its construction and weight, leads to a considerable increase in user acceptance.

Activities/Methods:

Development on the basis of the fall geometry results and impact load and subjective details concerning comfort

Publications:

Monographie der Berufsgenossenschaft Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik zur Veranstaltung "Elektrotechnik", Nürnberg, 15./16.06.1993

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft der Feinmechanik und Elektrotechnik
Research institution(s):
  • Bergische Universität/Gesamthochschule Wuppertal
  • Fachbereich Sicherheitstechnik
Branche(s):

electrical engineering

Type of hazard:

mechanical hazards

Catchwords:

Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen, Sturz- und Absturzgefährdung, Ergonomie

Description, key words:

Improved catching harness (against headlong fall)