The harness is an accessory between a static and moving object and is generally made-up of rope, webbing or cable and locking hardware. Harness which is fabricated from rope and is used for rescuing purpose is known as rope rescue harness. Rope rescue harnesses are used in combination with a shock absorber, which is used to regulate deceleration when the end of the rope is reached. Rope rescue harness are designed to provide comfortable support to the wearer and to create safe working platform. Rope rescue harness are in built with suitable strength to catch a fall. Long waist and leg hoops provides comfortable work platform than the traditional climbing harness. Rescue rope harness has leg and waist pads with breathable cloth for better comfort, gear loops on both sides and a back waist D shape-ring for travel restraint.
Rope rescue harness is designed for optimum performance. Rope rescue harness also have tool attachments hoops for carrying necessary tools for rescue operations. Rope rescue harness is used for various purposes such as fire rescue, space rescue, and special rescue operations carried out by military and marine forces. Rope rescue harness is also finding its application in building & construction, arboriculture and other industrial application.
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Rope Rescue Harness Market: Dynamics
Increase in the number of calamities and disasters situations has increased the need for rescue operations, owing to which there rise in the use rope rescue harness. Also the rise in the number of rescue operations carried out by military, marine and Special Forces for national security purpose has increased the use of rope rescue harness. Growing building & construction industry and rising trend of construction of tall infrastructure has compelled the use of advanced safety equipment for the safety of workers.
Rope rescue harness are witnessing increase in their demand owing to the increasing number of regulations regarding emergency and rescue services by the organizations such as OSHA. Also there is increase in the number of regulations and standards set by European commission for the usage of appropriate fall protection gear. For example, European standards EN 353-2:2002: Represents the use of personal protection equipment against fall from a height. Rising number of regulations pertaining to the safety of industrial workers is also positively influencing the rope rescue harness market. Limited awareness regarding to advanced safety equipment such as rope rescue harness in underdeveloped regions will act as an restraining factor for the rope rescue harness market.
Rope Rescue Harness Market: Segmentation
The global rope rescue harness market can be segmented on the basis of material type, by product type, application, waist size, and by end-use:
The global rope rescue harness market is segmented on the basis of its material type:
Polymers Polystyrene Polyamide Polyester Polyurethane Polycarbonate Polypropylene
Metals/Alloys Steel Stainless Steel Aluminum
The global rope rescue harness market is segmented on the basis of its product type:
The global rope rescue harness market is segmented on the basis of application:
The global rope rescue harness market is segmented on the basis of waist size:
Small (60-80 cm)
Medium (80-110 cm)
Large (110-130 cm)
The global rope rescue harness market is segmented on the basis of its end-use:
Special rescue forces
Building & Construction
Rope Rescue Harness Market: Regional Outlook
Developed regions such as North America and Europe are estimated to be the prominent markets for rope rescue harness, owing to the pre-dominance of various industries and significant number of safety standards and regulations. Japan is one of the major earthquake prone regions, owing to which there is frequent need for rescue operation due to which there is high demand for rope rescue harness. In Asia Pacific region there is rise in the imposition of the safety standards and measures in various industries, owing to the rapid industrialization and increased adoption of safety measures Asia Pacific can be considered as promising market for rope rescue harness. Latin America as well as Middle East & Africa is estimated to witness decent growth over the forecast period owing to the increasing adoption of safety measures and regulations.
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Rope Rescue Harness Market: Key Participants
Examples of some of the market participants operating in the global rope rescue harness market are:
CMC Rescue, Inc., CAMP s.p.a, Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd., SKYLOTEC, SAR Products Ltd, Scavenger Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd. Scavenger Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd, CRESTO AB, RIT Safety Solutions, LLC and Vertico X-treme among others.