General DBI/SALA Harness Information

Specialized Safety Systems
Designed for the way you work.

DBI/SALA knows that while on the job you need comfort, mobility and safety! We’ve designed each component of our safety systems to be fully customizable, ready to fit any size or shape. And because every safety system provides flexibility and full mobility, we make it easier to keep working productively while remaining fully protected.

With 25 years of fall protection expertise, we offer the broadest line of safety equipment in the industry; including harnesses, shock absorbing lanyards, self-retracting lifelines, rescue and retrieval equipment, netting and more! We engineer all safety systems to meet (and exceed) every code! The DBI/SALA team works with you to design and construct a system engineered for maximum safety and comfort every time!

We also have a complete line of specialty items to address unique safety concerns and proved safety solutions for challenging environments. For example, flame-resistant Kevlar® webbing harnesses and lanyards assure safety when working around flame and excessive heat. No-sparking/non-conductive hardware offers the protection you need while working in explosive environments or when electrical conductivity is an issue.

With our total safety systems approach, DBI/SALA takes fall protection to a new level. And to make sure you have total protection, each one of our five basic systems typically contains four safety components: a body support, connecting component, anchorage connector and anchorage.

Work Positioning

Work positioning systems will hold and sustain you at a specific work location, limiting any free fall to two feet or less. Rebar tying and concrete wall-form work are typical applications.

For maximum security, each work positioning system includes a Delta No-Tangle™ full body harness connected by a chain or web rebar assembly, or a rope or web lanyard. A workseat can also be added for additional support. A carabiner or snap hook connector is used to fasten to the anchorage, generally rebar or a support structure.

Fall Arrest

Fall arrest systems are typically used to protect workers when they are six feet or more above the ground. For maximum safety, all of our fall arrest systems are designed to limit the maximum arresting forces to 900 lbs. or less – half of the OSHA standard of 1,800 pounds. Typical fall arrest applications are steel erection, suspended platform activities and elevated maintenance work.

Every DBI/SALA fall arrest system includes a Delta NO-Tangle™ full body harness for body support; a connecting component such as a shock absorbing lanyard, self-retracting lifeline or rope grab; an anchorage connector such as a carabiner, tie-off adapter, trolley, or beam clamp; and a solid anchorage, such as an I-beam or another type of support structure.


Restraint systems prevent you from reaching an area where a free fall could occur. Leading edge roof work typically calls fro a restraint system.

For body support you can use either a Delta NO-Tangle™ full body harness or a body belt that connects to a rope or web lanyard connecting component. For secure anchorage, restraint systems use an anchorage connector such as an anchorage plate with a D-ring or a support structure that connects to the lanyard with a carabiner or snap hook.


Use a suspension system to support and hold you without any possibility of a free fall while you are being raised or lowered. Boatswain’s chair jobs, such as painting or window washing, are common examples.

DBI/SALA suspension systems provide total safety with the Delta NO-Tangle™ full body harness and a workseat or boatswain’s chair as body support components. The connecting component is generally a rescue-positioning device (RPD), Fisk Descender™ or winch. The anchorage connector can be a carabiner or tie-off adapter; with anchorage from a tripod, davit arm or support structure.


Rescue systems are designed to raise or lower you to safety in an emergency without any possibility of a free fall. Rescue systems ware typically used in confined space work, such as underground utility projects or tank maintenance.

For total body support, DBI/SALA rescue systems use a Delta NO-Tangle™ full body harness and/or a rescue cradle connected to a winch, self-retracting lifeline, rescue positioning device or a Rollgliss® system anchorage connector. That, in turn, is connected directly to an anchorage I-beam, to the ground or to an anchorage connector such as a tripod, davit arm, carabiner or tie-off adapter.

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