3M Fall Protection Equipment Puts Safety First for at-Height Workers

Nobody wants to ever put their fall protection and safety gear to the test. Perhaps in a perfect world, riggers, rope access professionals, and anyone else working above the ground would not need to take so many safety precautions. However, as it stands, every at-height worker requires effective fall arrest equipment because every worker deserves to be safe.

3M is a globally-recognized brand across a diverse range of industries, including their commitment to safety. Their goal is to keep people safe, no matter the environment, in this ever-changing world. For at-height workers, 3M offers personal protective equipment (PPE) and fall protection equipment under the trusted names 3M™ DBI-SALA® and 3M™ Protecta® Fall Protection.

Fall Protection for Every Budget

Fall Protection equipment shouldn’t cost you the earth. Because everyone deserves to be safe while working at height, 3M offers PPE for all price points.

3M™ Protecta®  is one of the most trusted names in fall protection and safety gear with products that meet OSHA, ANSI, CSA and CE standards. This product range is just as diverse and reliable as their parent brand, 3M™ DBI-SALA®, but at a more budget-friendly price point.

You can learn more about 3M™ DBI-SALA® drop and fall protection products here.

Building Your PPE

For professional levels of protection and performance with an economical price tag, Protecta offers all that and more. Whether you’re looking to purchase your first equipment for fall protection or are looking to upgrade your current gear, these options from MTN Shop are a great place to start for any rope access professional.

Fall Protection Harness

When it comes to personal protective equipment and building your Personal Fall Arrest System, a safety harness is a must. Protecta full body harnesses offer a no-frills solution to reliable fall protection. At MTN Shop, we currently offer two variants of the 3M™ Protecta® PRO™ construction style positioning harness: with comfort padding and without comfort padding. 

The 3M™ Protecta® PRO™ Construction Positioning Vest-Style Harness (1191226) has been designed for the benefit of professionals in the construction industry. Remain both comfortable and productive while working at height with this vest-style harness that features tool rings and a body belt for added tool carrying capability. Other features include a back D-ring, hip pad, shoulder pads, and pass-through buckle leg straps.



For jobs that require all-day wear, the 3M™ Protecta® PRO™ Construction Positioning Vest-Style Harness with Comfort Padding may be a better option. This harness offers all the same benefits, including a back D-ring, hip pad, and belt with side D-rings, as well as quick connect buckle leg straps and comfort padding.

These harnesses have been tested and proven in the field. PRO™ Construction Harnesses are a great choice for maintaining productivity, comfort, and, most importantly, safety.

Shock Absorbing Lanyards

Besides harnesses, shock absorbing lanyards are a staple of personal fall arrest systems. These key pieces of equipment reduce the amount of kinetic energy created when a body falls. While non-shock absorbing lanyards are good for restraint, you need a shock absorbing one to help during fall arrest.

These types of lanyards are available in a variety of configurations to work with your personal fall arrest system and working environment.

3M Protecta lanyards are lightweight and durable options that meet all applicable safety standards. We currently offer the following shock absorbing lanyards from 3M™ PROTECTA®:


3M™ Protecta® PRO™ Pack 100% Tie-Off Shock Absorbing Lanyard

This 6’ twin-leg lanyard provides 100% tie-off compliance and can limit fall arresting forces to 900 lbs. (4 kN) with the help of its PVC shock pack. In the event of a fall, the shock pack tears in a controlled action and extends and absorbs energy during the fall. This lanyard has self-locking steel rebar hooks with large gate openings and a self-locking snap hook at the center for harness attachment.


3M™ Protecta® PRO™ Pack Elastic 100% Tie-Off Shock Absorbing Lanyard 6'

This 6' shock absorbing lanyard has a unique stretchable design that offers both freedom of movement and reduces trip hazards and snags. When not in use, the safety lanyard contracts to 4-1/2', and extends to 6' when pulled taut.


3M™ Protecta® PRO™ Pack Shock Absorbing Single-Leg Lanyard 6'

This 6’ PRO Pack lanyard features durable webbing and plated alloy steel hardware optimized for strength and corrosion resistance. The PVC shock pack contains the energy absorber that is capable of limiting fall arrest forces to safe levels. This particular safety lanyard is end fitted with a snap hook and a self-locking steel rebar hook with a large gate opening to accommodate larger anchor points.

Fall Protecting Lifelines

The 3M™ PROTECTA® Rebel™ Self Retracting Lifeline offers an economical solution to fall protection. In the event of a fall while working at-height, the Rebel™ takes action: a speed sensing brake activates, stops the fall, and reduces the force of the fall. This model has a 50 ft. galvanized steel cable lifeline in a rugged, yet lightweight thermoplastic housing.

Note: Besides a full body harness and deceleration device (such as a shock absorbing lanyard), a personal fall arrest system also requires anchorage, a connector (such as a lanyard), and an emergency plan and equipment.