There are many different types of harnesses, and it can be difficult to know what kind of harness is suitable for your type of work. In this guide, we will explain how a body harness is defined, which different designs there are and which constructions and functions are adapted and developed for various industries and working methods.
Different types of constructions
When we talk about how a harness is constructed, familiar concepts are Y, H, or W harness.
The advantage of a Y-construction is that the force is concentrated to the centre, (the chest), which means that in a seat harness when working in the rope, there is increased freedom of movement and comfort. The disadvantage of the design is that one often gets to step into the harness.
The strength of the H-harness is that it is easy to adjust and take on, while the W-design gives better ergonomics and distributes the power evenly at more extensive and more strenuous movements.