Episode 011


This episode’s theme is Harnesses. A harness is the apex of a fall protection setup. It is where all of your other equipment converges and is something that you have on for a large portion of the day. That means picking the right harness is extremely important.

About This Episode

In episode 11 of Gear Up with Gear Experts, our guest is Michelle Galloway. Michelle is the National Sales Administrator for GME Supply and has been with the company for nearly 6 years.

We talk with Michelle about:

  1. How to pick the right harness;
  2. Connection points and the differences, benefits, and negatives of tongue buckle, pass-through, and quick connect buckles;
  3. What makes the difference in harness quality; and
  4. Tips for women looking for a harness.

This week we discuss Harness Inspection. Topics Include:

  1. The three main things to look at when inspecting a harness;
  2. What to do if your harness fails inspection;
  3. How to properly retire a harness; and
  4. Harness inspection forms.


We’d also like to remind everyone that while this show is meant to be fun, entertaining, and informative it is not intended to replace proper, in-depth training. Manufacturer’s instructions must also be followed and reviewed before any fall protection equipment is used. And proper training should be received before operating any equipment or before climbing.

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