The 9 Best Fall Protection Kits
This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you're in the construction industry, safety gear is essential when working on high. These protection kits include body harnesses that help to reduce injuries in the event of a fall, and some come with anchors, lifelines, and bags or buckets for storage. This equipment is designed for use only by licensed contractors and is not a substitute for appropriate safety precautions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
July 08, 2019:
The Guardian Bucket of Safe-Tie is an all-in-one kit with everything you need to comply with OSHA standards, and, as its name suggests, it comes with a bucket that makes it easy to store and carry from job to job. The plated metal anchor will work on just about any rooftop, and the lifeline includes a static rope positioning device with an 18-inch lanyard extension. If you need to anchor yourself to an overhead structure, like a truss, beam, or tree branch, consider the KwikSafety Hurricane, which comes with a three-foot cross arm strap and an Octopus lanyard to keep your tools close at hand.
While it may be pricey, the Madaco Industrial is much more comfortable than a lot of other harnesses. It has a padded back and shoulder support and is lined with breathable mesh to help keep you cool on hot days. The six-foot lanyard has a double-locking snaphook and an auto-locking carabiner, and it's retractable, so it takes up less storage space. It also comes with a heavy-duty duffle bag for storage.
If you're on a tight budget, the Kseibi Full Body is an affordable option made from durable polyester webbing with powder-coated steel fittings. It comes with a restraint lanyard, which has an oversized scaffold hook with a gate opening over two inches wide. However, keep in mind that the harness only fits waist sizes up to 42 inches. The Peakworks Harness is another budget-friendly option with a rip stitch lanyard that's designed to tear the inner lining in the event of a fall, which helps to limit shock and force to your body. Note, though, that the lanyard is permanently attached and cannot be removed.