3M  introduces their new DBI-SALA Delta REPEL Breathing Apparatus (BA) full body harness range.
Designed to protect against falls from height in contaminated atmospheres, the new range of fall protection breathing apparatus harnesses provides fall and breathing protection in a variety of industries where workers are required to carry out activities that involve simultaneous use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and full body harnesses.
The new DBI-SALA Delta REPEL Breathing Apparatus full body harness range consists of two models, the BA harness and the BA rescue/escape harness that ensure users of a diverse range of SCBA equipment are protected from falls when working at height, says Rick Millar, Technical Manager with 3M Australia & New Zealand. Part of the Delta REPEL family of full body harnesses, these harnesses are suitable for working in the harsh conditions typically found in toxic and contaminated environments.
The BA harness integrates with large cylinder BA equipment and includes a wide padded lower back/hip pad for added support and comfort, a dorsal extension for unhindered connections when using large tanks, and a combined shoulders, back and waist protection pad with attachment straps to redistribute the weight of the cylinder to the hips, taking pressure off the back and shoulders while ensuring the air tanks and hoses are held securely in place.
The BA rescue/escape harness integrates with the smaller cylinders and incorporates a hip mounted escape cylinder bag for compliance to confined space standards, a rear tail strap to hold BA pigtail connection in place when connected to an external air supply, and air line attachment straps to keep the hose in place.
Key features of DBI-SALA Delta REPEL Breathing Apparatus full body harnesses:

  • Front and rear fall arrest rated D-rings
  • Confined space retrieval/attachment points
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • REPEL technology webbing construction offers water resistance, natural self-cleaning and durable protective function
  • Lightweight design for all-day comfort
  • Built-in DBI-SALA’s i-Safe intelligent safety system utilises RFID technology to track inspections, control inventory and manage information

3M, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of height safety, confined space and industrial rescue equipment with 20 operating sites worldwide is home of the DBI-SALA, PROTECTA and UNILINE brands of fall protection equipment.