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MSA Safety launches new fall protection range

MSA Safety is launching a new and simplified range of safety harnesses and self-retracting lifelines to offer its customers the full circle of fall protection solutions – from engineered lifelines to permanent guard rails and full body fall arrest harnesses.

The new V-Range is named after the iconic V-Gard® safety helmet developed by MSA in 1962 and trusted by tens of millions of personal protection users across the globe. The range, when used in conjunction with MSA’s Latchways® engineered lifelines, offers the highest specification of fall protection available on the market.

Two types of harness with the V prefix will be available to offer customers a comprehensive choice.  There will be a lightweight and durable V-FORM™ and a padded and tailored V-FIT™ option. Both models feature fully adjustable straps, comfort features and dual load indicators to alert the user when the harness has been involved in a fall event. The V-FIT has shoulder and leg padding for increased comfort.

The V-Range of self retracting lifelines (SRLs) features the innovative engineering synonymous with MSA Safety fall protection, thanks to their New Product Development and Centre of Excellence in Devizes, Wiltshire. The V-TEC™ SRL features the award-winning design first seen on the Personal Fall Limiter with at-a-glance checking for peace of mind while the V-SHOCK has a rubberised casing for tough environments.

A patented radial energy absorber to control energy is at the heart of every V SRL and additionally, the 6m version has a designed-in retraction dampener. This reduces retraction speed to eliminate any risk of the cable causing injury to the user or equipment.

Customers can choose from a variety of lengths, in both stainless steel and galvanised versions, and each range will include a leading-edge variant. The V-TEC SRL’s radial energy absorber means safety is assured with zero calibration required prior to use.

Gavan Duff, vice president at MSA Safety, comments: “It has been our goal, since acquiring Latchways’ engineered fall protection expertise, to develop our fall protection range so customers have a trusted and innovative range of engineered lifelines, PPE and mechanical products in our fall protection base that they can trust. I think we can genuinely lay claim to our new products, systems and solutions owning this space now.”

The new MSA Safety V-FORM Harness, V-FIT Harness and V-TEC SRL range is available from the end of April.

For further information please call 01380 732700 for your local MSA affiliate or visit