Positioning straps, commonly referred to as pole straps or safety straps, are one part of a work positioning system designed to provide the user the ability to work and have free use of both hands. The positioning strap is not intended to be used as a fall protection device unless the user secures their strap above a cross arm, lattice tower, etc. limiting the fall distance to less than two feet. Buckingham provides the widest choice of positioning strap styles and options.
There are three basic types of material used to manufacture a pole strap: 6-ply neoprene impregnated nylon, leather with a nylon center and woven nylon. 6-ply neoprene impregnated is the most widely used among utility line personnel. The 6-Ply neoprene features excellent abrasion resistance, contrasting center color to alert user to replace, stiff material to start & slides on pole easily.