Development of a catching harness with a higher degree of acceptance

Project No. BG10 #018


completed 12/1997


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.


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


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

Last Update:

22 Aug 2000


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

electrical engineering

Type of hazard:

mechanical hazards


Persönliche Schutzausrüstungen, Sturz- und Absturzgefährdung, Ergonomie

Description, key words:

Improved catching harness (against headlong fall)