Everyone can agree that our own safety, as well as the crews’ safety that work on our sites, is the number one priority. We invest a lot of resources into training, safety equipment, and fall protection to make sure we equip ourselves with everything necessary to get home safe. While this planning and foresight is of paramount importance, we’re still human. Accidents can happen, and stage crews need to know how to quickly act in the event of an incident to rescue a fallen worker. A dangerous scenario can occur if a suspended worker is left dormant in their harness after a fall. This is called suspension trauma (Read more about this topic here). This deadly and fatal scenario is something that shouldn’t be expected, but most certainly planned for.
From the leaders of safety technologies, 3M™ DBI-SALA®’s Suspension Trauma Safety Strap are the answer to keeping a fallen worker safe at height while awaiting rescue. The Suspension Trauma Safety Strap allows the worker, who is suspended, to stand up in their harness and relieve the pressure being applied to the arteries and veins around the top of the legs. The strap’s continuous loop design allows both sides of the harness to aid a suspended worker. For added stability, the strap can accommodate either one foot or both feet in the loop at a time. This allows for increased comfort, balance, and improved circulation during the rescue period.
Knowledge is power, and could be the difference between a rescue and a fatal incident. Training is always recommended to keep workers up to speed on standards, regulations, and best practices. If you’re interested in training sessions or have any questions on proper use of safety equipment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help, and strive to spread the safety mindset that we carry to every job site we’re on.
3M™ DBI-SALA®'s Suspension Trauma Safety Straps are available in the following product bundles:
Our product bundles are assembled to save you money on the top fall protection and safety items to add to your inventory. If you're interested in comprehensive safety packages with big savings, head on over to our Product Bundles today!
• Capacity: 310 lbs.
• Label: Ribbon, Silk Screen
• Physical Dimensions: 2.20 x 1.50 x 2.20 (in.)
• Physical Weight: 0.30 lbs.
• Allows user to stand in harness after a fall
• Attaches to almost any harness
• Fast and easy installation
• Extremely compact and lightweight design
• Simple and fast zipper style deployment
• Continuous loop design
• In-field re-setable design