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Niftylift raises the bar on health and safety

09 January, 2012

UK based, Niftylift, one of the largest manufacturers of access equipment in Europe that also sell to the USA, the Middle East, Far East, Australia and South Africa and specialise in compact, low weight articulating booms have become one the first companies in the UK to purchase the new ZT (Zero Trauma) Safety Harness manufactured and distributed by Hickstead based company ZT Safety Systems Ltd.

The 2011 IAPA Award winning ZT Harness is set to revolutionize working at height safety as it totally eliminates the need for groin straps. The basic concept centres on the harness supporting the chest area/torso in the usual way, but rather than grabbing the groin, it grabs the calf muscles, via sliding straps and self tightening cuffs. This pulls the falling person into the foetal position which provides a shock absorbing effect as well as supporting the person in a comfortable manner that does not induce suspension trauma.

The quest to design a better type of harness was driven by frustrations over the lack of real development in the harness market, this in spite of the fact that many users find traditional harnesses uncomfortable, restrictive and a challenge to put on and adjust correctly. Even more of a concern is the suspension trauma issues and the serious and grossly unpleasant groin injuries inflicted by poorly adjusted traditional harnesses.

John Keely MD Niftylift says;

"I am extremely impressed with the features of the ZT Safety Harness. Having no groin straps is a great concept and I have now decided that the ZT is our preferred harness for use at Niftylift. My site supervisors also like the fact that they can ensure the team are wearing the harness at all times. It looks very professional and is comfortable to wear.

I am so pleased that there is now something new on the market. Health and safety is a major priority at Nifty lift and anything that reduces the risk of injury to my employees has got to be welcomed with open arms. Our employees are our biggest asset so we need to protect them!!"