Technical Information regarding the harness AVAO BOD CROLL October 9th 2013
Following feedback from two rope access users in the last six months, we have decided to implement a minor
improvement to the AVAO BOD CROLL rope access full body harness.
The AVAO BOD CROLL has a quick link connecting the CROLL to the ventral loop of the harness, and is currently assembled with its plastic gate facing towards the user. In very rare and particular conditions- when the harness isn’t loaded but the CROLL is in use, perhaps achievable whilst passing a parapet edge for example, there is a very small potential that the quick link could conflict with the CROLL as shown here.
In order to minimize this possibility even further, from now we have decided to assemble the quick link with the
plastic gate facing away from the user, and will change the technical notices to reflect this. The TOP CROLL will also be included in this update.
If you anticipate that you may face this particular condition with your existing AVAO BOD CROLL, then in order to minimize any potential equipment conflict, our advice is that you simply flip the quick link into the position shown in the image ‘AVAO BOD CROLL after 2013’ below.
For information, the existing quick link orientation was made with the introduction of the AVAO BOD CROLL in order to reduce potential rope friction on the gate of the quick link, and to protect the plastic gate from damage or loss by placing it closer to the user. However, with the safety and efficient work of our customers always in mind, we decided to implement this change in production in order to minimize any potential equipment conflicts.
As a reminder, an important part of your ‘Partner Check’ prior to each use is to ensure that all user’s harnesses are correctly adjusted and fitted. Correct harness adjustment can play a significant role in component compatibility.