Harness – the difference between sport and industry and how come the harness straps at all, as it is traditionally used, was first used in the construction industry. Already as begun to build the first skyscraper, a worker in a harness for certain tasks had to work in the steel mills of the tall buildings do. However, the techniques of waste and used on were taken over by the Alpine climbers. Both divisions, the climber and the industrial climber, have inspired each other. The rope technique of the climber has been optimized by the industrial climbers and so altered, that the harness to the free-floating workplace. The mountaineers again took over the industry’s mountaineering harnesses and made the light sport climbing harness, with the extremely high levels of difficulty in the mountains could be addressed without risking life and limb doing it.
The differences between the industrial belt and sports belt are significant. A sport climbing harness must guarantee a maximum freedom of movement and very easy. One elaborate padding is not desirable here. The main targets are high accuracy of fit and of course a very good tear resistance especially at the points, which pass through the ropes. Sport climbers try to overcome certain levels in the wall in the exercise of their sport. If we do not, the athletes must safely hang on the ropes. The saying is true here.
A harness in the industry follows completely different tasks. He must be very comfortable as well as the necessary safety and so designed that the industrial climber practically the same as in a seat can do its job. A typical climbing harness for the industry is the NAVAHO BOD by Petzl. The NAVAHO BOD fast by Petzl an industry-climbing harness with only 2000 grams is weight and offers sufficient freedom of movement at the same time comfortable seating position. One of the great advantages of the Navaho almost is on BOD and place, without that the buckles of the belt must be reset. This is an important point, because with the right attitude of the buckles ergonomic operation encryptor and frequent on and set-off is not the patience game. Industry-Climbing harnesses also have much more material loops to carry accessories and working materials as sport climbing harnesses.