Safety Belt

Definition - What does Safety Belt mean?

A safety belt is a device that is worn around a person's waist to serve as a direct connection point to a lifeline or elevated structure. It is worn to arrest a fall and protect a worker from a sudden descent and associated hazards when working at an elevated height.

Corrosionpedia explains Safety Belt

Safety belts are less commonly prescribed in present day applications because body harnesses provide more protection and prevent injuries that may be associated with the jolting of a worker when suspended or in the event of a fall.

Workers may be required to wear safety belts or another fall arrest apparatus when working at heights to apply corrosion prevention paints, sprays or chemicals. They may also be worn while performing corrosion inspections or collecting metal samples and data for analysis. All safety equipment should always be carefully inspected before use.

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