The Premium Edge is a safety harness and tool-belt system for construction workers operating in high-altitude environments. Because work harnesses are typically worn all day, comfort was second only to safety with such features as padding along the shoulder and leg straps, placement of the main abdominal buckle away from the stomach and on-the-fly adjustments to alter the weight distribution between the hips and shoulders. Quick-connect buckles and the overall rigidity of the harness makes putting it on and taking it off much easier. The integrated tool belt keeps tools close at hand but it can also be quickly released after a fall. And for all of today’s requisite gadgets, notch holes along the chest straps conveniently stow cell phones, pens and walkie-talkies. All these features, combined with a bold aesthetic, provide a subtle incentive to ensure workers keep safety first and don’t forget their harness.
“… combines features from construction, climbing and sailing into a smart fashion statement and a functional, comfortable product.”
Robin Edman, CEO, Swedish Industrial Design Foundation
Contact: Joshua Kornfeld, IDSA
General Assembly 206.300.7285
Credit: General Assembly and Guardian Fall Protection
Client: Guardian Fall Protection and Synapse Product Development