A safety harness (sometimes called a harness suit) is a type of protective safety equipment designed to protect an individual, animal, or other object from accidental damage or injury. The harness is a strap-like attachment between an object such as an animal or person and a stationary object such as a car or an airplane and is usually made from strong rope, webbing or chain and usually has a locking mechanism. The safety harness may also have additional elements such as airbags and additional latching mechanisms to secure the harness in place. The purpose of a safety harness is to keep the wearer safe while the object is being transported and while the wearer is attached to the object.
There are several types of safety harnesses including the basic harness. The most common type is the rope type which is made of one or more lengthwise strands of rope interwoven with loops. The basic harness, also known as a slip knot, is used by children and infants for attaching themselves to objects while they are traveling in a vehicle or even if they are traveling on their own and do not have an adult to provide assistance. It is important to use a safety harness in these situations because it can help prevent injury. Children should be restrained with this type of harness when they are traveling in a car with a driver or when they are traveling alone. It is also important to provide this type of safety harness to pets and small children traveling in a vehicle with a family or when traveling alone. Children should never ride in a car without being in a safety harness.
Another common safety harness is the web-type harness. This type of safety harness is more suitable for older children and adults. It is made of thick webbing with a strong anchor and a strong buckle or loop in the harness. It is used in both children and adults who may be traveling in a car or other vehicle. The web-type harness allows the wearer to safely attach himself or herself to a moving object while providing safety and security to the wearer. It is important to use this type of safety harness in these situations because it can help prevent injury and further injury to the wearer if he or she falls.