Safety Equipment for Fall Protection and Prevention

Regardless of whether your job requires you to work at heights on a daily basis or just once a year, it is worth investing in the proper safety equipment for fall protection and prevention. At Western Equipment, we know the risks that come with working up high, which is why we offer a large selection of high-end fall protection equipment.

Types of Fall Protection Equipment

Without fall protection equipment, accidents can be incredibly harmful and, in some cases, even fatal. For this reason, steps should be taken towards fall prevention and safety on every job site. The most important types of fall protection are fall arrest systems and positioning systems, both of which allow a worker to be protected while working at heights. Some of the types of fall protection equipment include:


Harnesses have a variety of uses, depending on the type of harness being implemented. The primary aim of most harness systems is to arrest a fall, but they can also aid in retrieval, positioning, and suspension operations. High-end harnesses can be quite comfortable and should be used on every type of job that requires workers to work at heights. Some of the types of harnesses include:

  • Construction harnesses
  • Positioning harnesses
  • Retrieval harnesses
  • Tower harnesses
  • Universal harnesses
  • Welding harnesses

Safety Belts

In jobs that have the possibility of a fall, safety belts can be used in conjunction with a harness system. Safety belts restrain workers from a leading edge and are usually quite comfortable and versatile. The two primary types of safety belts are industrial body belts, which are lightweight, multifunctional, and streamlined, and miner’s belts, which are extremely tough and feature multiple straps for accessories.


Lanyards are the line that links a worker to an anchor point. They come in different lengths and weight capacities and are made of cable or strong webbing material. Some of the different types of lanyards are:

  • Positioning lanyards
  • Self-retracting lanyards
  • Shock-absorbing lanyards
  • Tower lanyards
  • Tie-back lanyards

To find out more about safety equipment for fall protection and prevention, or if you would like to learn more about one of our other products or services, please contact Western Equipment at the location nearest you or fill out a contact form on our website.