User / Operator GUIDE

User / Operator GUIDE
User / Operator GUIDE
& Warranty information
Somersault Harness SW-01
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General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04-05
Parts & Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .06-07
Sizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08-09
Fitting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-13
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-15
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-19
Treat this harness with respect; someone’s life depends on it.
YES .
Periodically check the fit of all performers’ harnesses
to ensure correct and consistent fit
YES .
Perform a handstand test when using a somersault harness
YES .
Identification marks, tape, make up or paint on any ZFX harness
NO .
Alterations or modifications to any ZFX harness
NO .
Enjoy your flying experience
YES .
ZFX flying harnesses meet the needs of flying performers with
lightweight and innovative products. They are designed, tested
and manufactured using a strict quality control system, ensuring
reliable and safe products. These instructions cover the correct
use of the harness throughout the life of the product.
If lost, you can download the instructions from the
website at www.zfxflying.com/harnesses.
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GENERAL INFORMATION: PERFORMER FLYING HARNESS
USE: This Harness is for professional theatrical
performer flying use and shall only be used for
that applications. This harness shall not be used
for activities typically requiring a jerk harness
or jerk vest. Improper use, incorrect selection,
misuse or poor maintenance can lead to serious
injury or death. User is responsible for adhering
to the manufacturer’s safety and inspection
instructions. It is the responsibility of the user to
obtain qualified instruction in the proper use of
harnesses prior to usage. This equipment should
be used only by trained and competent persons.
This harness must be considered as part of the
“machinery intended to move performers during
artistic performances,” hereinafter referred to
in this document as “machinery.” Therefore, all
safety precautions and inspection instructions
concerning or regarding the “machinery” must
be obeyed. This is not a fall protection harness.
Therefore, the flying system, suspension device
and choreography should be designed and utilized
in such a way as to minimize potential falls or
falling distance. The user must be healthy enough
to engage in the activities they will attempt.
The user agrees to comply with all relevant published industry standards. The user understands
that it is beyond the scope of this manual to train
the user in the safe use of this harness given all
possible performer flying scenarios. The user also
understands that following these instructions
alone does not qualify someone to perform, rig or
choreograph theatrical flying effects.
The product should only be used as instructed and
no alterations may be made to its original design.
It may be used in conjunction with appropriate
hardware of suitable specification and according
to the applicable EN (European) and/or ANSI
(American) standards, with due consideration
to the limitations of each individual piece of
equipment.
These instructions demonstrate some examples
of improper utilizations of this product. Note that
it is not possible to show or imagine all improper
utilizations of this product, and it should only be
used in the way specified by the manufacturer in
these instructions.
The harness shall only be used in situations that
have a rescue plan and/or rescue facilities in case
the “machinery” stops working and the performer
is stranded and/or suspended in the air. The
rescue plan and/or facilities must ensure that the
person in harness can be rescued within 15 minutes. The rescue needs to be rehearsed regularly
by all users.
The purchaser agrees to check the manufacturer’s website on a monthly basis for instruction
revisions, updates and/or recall notices and
to immediately inform the manufacturer
of any defects or issues with the harness:
www.zfxflying.com/harnesses or
harnesses@zfxflying.com.
MAINTENANCE:
• Cleaning of textile and plastic parts: Rinse in
clean water and neutral soap (max temperature
50°C/122°F) and air dry away from direct heat.
• Cleaning of the metallic parts: Rinse in clean water and then dry well, checking that no moisture
remains.
• Temperature: Always keep this product below
50°C/122°F so as not to affect the performance
of the product.
• Chemicals: Withdraw the product from service
if it comes into contact with chemical reagents,
solvents or fuels, all of which could affect the
performance of the product.
STORAGE: Store unpacked in a cool, ventilated,
dry place away from UV light, heat sources, high
humidity, sharp objects, corrosives or other possible causes of damage.
RESPONSIBILITY: ZFX Inc., or the distributor,
will not accept any responsibility for damage,
injury or death resulting from misuse of or from
modifications to the original product. It is the
User’s responsibility at all times to ensure that he/
she understands the correct and safe use of any
equipment supplied by or from ZFX or the distributor, that he/she uses it only for the purposes for
which it is designed and that he/she practices all
proper safety procedures. Before using the equipment, the user agrees to take all necessary steps
to become familiar with rescue techniques should
an emergency occur. The user agrees to comply
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RE-CERTIFICATION: In addition to the user
implemented inspections, this product shall be
examined annually by a qualified person approved
by ZFX or the distributor. Any repairs shall be
done by a qualified person certified in the care of
ZFX harnesses, and all adjustments shall be noted
on the life sheet of the harness, along with the ZFX
2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY: This product is
approved re-certification when completed. The
guaranteed for 2 years against any faults in mate- life sheet shall be kept in the Maintenance Log.
rials or manufacture. The limitations of guarantee Please contact the ZFX office with any questions
are the following: modifications or alterations,
about conditions or repairs needed.
incorrect storage, corrosion, damage due to acciLIFETIME: The product lifetime is 10 years from
dents and negligence, overloading or other uses
the date of purchase unless any defect appears.
for which this product is not designed.
Annual re-certifications must be recorded in the
SPECIFIC INFORMATION: For a correct fit, choose life sheet of the product by competent persons
harness size according to the sizing table on
certified by the manufacturer (ZFX) or distributor.
pages 8/9. When fitting the harness, the user
The following factors can reduce the lifetime of
must carry out a suspension test in a safe place
the product: intense use, damage to components
at ground level to ensure that the harness is fitted of the product, contact with chemical substances,
properly. All the different positions expected in
high temperatures, tears and abrasions, violent
the intended use should be tested. Check all me- impacts, and/or failure to maintain as recommendchanical aspects of the harness to ensure that the ed. (Productions with an eight to ten performancharness is secure. Check all adjustable compoes per week production schedule should expect
nents before the use of the product to ensure that about a three year lifespan.) If it is suspected
all parts of the harness are secure.
that the product is no longer safe and reliable,
withdraw the harness from service immediately
INSPECTIONS: Each harness must be inspected
and contact ZFX or the distributor.
after each use. When in use, the harness shall be
inspected weekly. Inspections shall be document- CONFORMITY WITH THE MACHINERY DIRECTIVE:
ed. Completed inspection forms should be kept in This product is designed in compliance with Dia Maintenance Log. A sample inspection form is
rective 2006/42/EC on machinery, although flying
included on pages 16/17 and downloadable forms
performer harnesses which are part of “machinare available at www.zfxflying.com/harnesses.
ery intended to move performers during artistic
performances” are excluded from the scope of
• Check the legibility of the identification markthis Directive.
ings on the harness
HARNESS IS ALSO COMPLIANT WITH
• Check all webbing for fraying, cuts, tears
THESE STANDARDS:
or punctures
• Check for snags or loose threads on all stitching Safety Guidelines for the Live Performance Industry in Ontario, Canada
• Check for cuts, burns or stretched joints
NPR 8020-11, Netherlands
on all stitching
• Examine the side plates and Swivel Quick Clips - GUV-I 8636, Germany
ensure proper attachment, swiveling action and Variance from NY State Industrial Code Rule 41
complete opening and closure of clips
ABTT, Code of Practice for the Theatre Industry
• Examine the buckles for proper attachment, ease Part 2 Chapter 1 – Flying, United Kingdom
of connection/disconnection and complete
TECH SUPPORT: If at any time technical support
closure
is required, email harnesses@zfxflying.com or visit
our website at www.zfxflying.com/harnesses.
with all relevant published industry standards.
The user personally assumes all the risks and
responsibilities for his/her actions and decisions;
if he/she is unable or not in a position to assume
these risks and responsibilities, he/she should not
use this equipment.
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PARTS & DETAILS: SOMERSAULT HARNESS
A
A
B1
C1
D
B2
C2
B3
QUICK-CONNECT BUCKLE
THREE-BAR ADJUSTER
Quick-Connect Buckles snap in place by pushing the spade
end into the catch. Both latches on the female buckle body
should fully engage with the male side of the buckle. To
release, push the buckle together slightly while squeezing
the latches together simultaneously. The buckle will release.
To adjust the length of the rear straps, feed the loose end of the
strap back into the buckle to create a loop of slack. Use the slack
to feed the strap through the buckle to either loosen or to tighten,
then pull the slack out of the buckle to lock in the correct sizing.
B4
FEMALE BUCKLE BODY
E
E
A
Side Plate with Swivel Quick Clip
B1-B4
Quick-Connect Buckle- Female
C1-C4
Quick-Connect Buckle - Male
LATCHES
CATCH
SPADE
Three-Bar Adjusters
Leg Padding
C4
C3
MALE BUCKLE BODY
SWIVEL QUICK CLIP - ASSEMBLY
SWIVEL QUICK CLIP - DETAIL
C
3/8” NYLOCK JAM NUT
3/8” BRONZE WASHER
B
A
CENTER OF GRAVITY ADJUSTMENT
D
SWIVEL QUICK CLIP
E
3/8” BRONZE BUSHING
3/8” ZFX SPACER
HARNESS SIDE PLATE
WITH 3 ATTACHMENT POSITIONS
3/8” STAINLESS STEEL
SOCKET HEAD FLAT HEAD
BOLT - 1 3/4” LONG
To adjust the placement of the Swivel Quick Clips in relation
to performer’s center of gravity, first remove the Velcro
padding on the inside of the side panel. Use a 7/32” hex key
(allen or inbus wrench) on the inner bolt and a 9/16” wrench to
remove the swivel clip assembly. Reassemble in another hole
(high, mid or low) and tighten. Replace the Nylock nut with
a new one and tighten to a torque spec of 11.3 N/m (100
in/lbs). Double check that the swivel is able to rotate freely
before fitting to performer. Replace Velcro padding.
A
Side Tab
SWIVEL QUICK CLIPS
B
Clip Body
Quick Clips can be opened by pressing on the plunger to
open the gate. Do not block the side tab of the clip, as this
will prevent it from opening. Insert Flywire and release the
plunger. Check that the connection is complete and free of
clothing or other obstruction before lifting the performer.
C
Gate
Philtrum
Plunger
Swivel Assembly
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SIZING: SOMERSAULT HARNESS
SHOULDER
SIZING:
Use the following measurement chart to select the proper
harness size for your performer. Measurements listed
are suggested guidelines only. Every performer’s body is
slightly different, and borderline performers may be able
to wear harnesses of multiple sizes. If you are unsure
about choosing the proper size for a harness, please
contact the ZFX office at harnesses@zfxflying.com
for further assistance. Maximum Weight is listed
as a suggested limit for ideal performer comfort.
This is not an indication of Working Load Limit
for the harness itself. DO NOT EXCEED a maximum
Working Load Limit of 136kg (300lbs) on any harness.
When measuring for a somersault harness, the Leg,
Belt and Widest measurements are the most important.
Shoulder measurements are only necessary with the
addition of shoulder straps, strongly recommended for
smaller performers.
From the “belt line”
on the hips in front,
over the shoulders
to the “belt line”
on the back
LEG
From the “belt
line” in the front,
between the legs
to the “belt line”
on the back
BELT
On the “belt line”
on top of the hips
all the way around
the waist
MAX
WEIGHT
LEG
BELT
WIDEST
SHOULDER
SMALL
100 lbs
--------45 kg
19-29 in
--------44-74 cm
21-35 in
--------53-89 cm
21-35 in
--------53-89 cm
19-30 in
--------48-76 cm
MEDIUM
200 lbs
--------90 kg
24-39 in
--------60-99 cm
25- 39 in
--------63-99 cm
25- 39 in
--------63-99 cm
61-101 cm
LARGE
300 lbs
--------136 kg
24-40 in
---------
25-50 in
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25-50 in
---------
24-40 in
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61-101 cm
63-127 cm
63-127 cm
24-40 in
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Around the widest
part of the lower
body – including hips,
waist and/or butt
61-101 cm
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WIDEST
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ZFX proudly employs American Craftsmen.
We thank you for your support. When you
see our seal, you know you have a product
built with pride.
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FITTING: SOMERSAULT HARNESS
IMPORTANT:
When fitting any performer flying
harness, remember that the harness
should be tight but not overly
uncomfortable and never painful.
First do a ground fitting by fitting
the harness on the performer and
firmly tighten all straps and buckles.
Second, do an air fitting by lifting the
performer 30-60cm (1-2ft) above the
ground and then tighten all straps
and buckles a second time. The body
will shift and settle into the harness
once lifted. Never consider a harness
fitted with only ground tightening.
Somersault harness fittings should
always include a Handstand Test,
described on the following page.
1
2
3A
PLACEMENT
PLACEMENT
TIGHTENING LEG STRAP - ASSISTED
TIGHTENING LEG STRAP - SELF
Position the harness low on the performer’s pelvis, with the top
strap sitting just below the line of the performer’s hip bones.
Center the side plates evenly on both sides of the performer’s
body. It may be necessary to adjust the rear straps via the
Three-Bar Adjuster buckles to achieve proper placement.
Attach the front Quick-Connect Buckles and gently tighten
the front straps so that the harness will stay in place on the
performer’s body, but do not overtighten. Check that the side
plates are in the correct position and that the Quick Clips are
centered and even.
To assist the Performer in tightening the leg straps, have them
assume a second position, demi-plie pose. A sumo wrestler squat
works well, too. Attach the Quick-Connect Buckles. Use one hand to
anchor the side panel of the harness in place, then pull down firmly
on the extra part of the leg strap with the other hand. Tighten until
leg straps are secure.
The performer can tighten the leg straps by lunging forward and
reaching around to pull down on the loose hanging strap. The side
panel of the harness must be anchored to prevent the harness from
shifting out of alignment. Tighten until leg straps are secure.
4
3B
5
6
TIGHTENING FRONT STRAPS
When tightening the front straps, assist the performer by holding the side panel on
the performer’s left side. This will keep the harness in place as the straps are pulled
tightly toward the right side of the body. If the performer is tightening the front straps
unassisted, they should twist as little as possible to ensure that the Quick Clips remain
centered on their hips.
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REAR STRAP TIGHTENING
FRONT STRAP TIGHTENING
Somersault harness fittings should never be considered complete without a Handstand Test (see page 14). Raising the performer one to two feet in the
air allows for additional tightening of the rear and front straps of the harness that is not possible when the performer is supporting their own weight
standing on the ground. Have the lift operator lift the performer up just above the ground and hold them securely. Have the performer lean forward
slightly while the rear straps are tightened further via the Three-Bar Adjuster buckles. Next, have the performer lean back and tighten the front
two straps as shown.
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TESTING: SOMERSAULT HARNESS
EXAMPLES OF IMPROPER FIT
Harness is too high. Performer will
not be able to flip and will feel like
all of their internal organs are being
squeezed out.
Swivel Quick Clip connection
points are not centered
on the performer’s body.
Performer will be unable
to flip smoothly .
WHAT DO I DO IF...
TESTING-BALANCE
POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
1. Check that the Swivel Quick Clips are centered on the
performer’s hips.
The performer should also check their balance and movement while
suspended to ensure a secure fit and proper placement of the swivel
Quick Clips. The attachment points should act as a fulcrum while flipping and balancing. Have the performer attempt to lay out horizontally,
facing down (like an airplane). Are they able to balance easily? Have
the performer shift to an upside-down handstand position. Does the
harness feel secure, or does it shift, interfering with the comfortable
movement of the performer?
The performer is
unable to balance.
2. If necessary, move the clips to an alternate position to
accommodate the weight distribution of the individual
performer.
3. Check that the Swivel Quick Clips have been moved to
identical positions.
TESTING-FIT AND STABILITY
The performer should performer a quick “Handstand
Test” every time they put on the harness to ensure
that it is in the correct position and that the performer is secure while in an inverted position.
+ If the performer is uncomfortable during the Handstand Test or feels
that the harness is slipping, remove and reposition the harness, then
tighten and test again
The performer is
feeling pain or
hot spots.
1. Check that the harness is positioned below the performer’s
hip bones.
2. Re-fit the harness on the performer, double-checking strap
positioning.
3. Provide more padding.
The harness is riding
up when the
performer is lifted.
1. Land the performer.
The harness is
shifting during the
handstand test.
1. Re-tighten all straps.
2. Tighten the leg straps while the performer assumes a second
position demi-plie pose.
2. Have the performer do another Handstand Test.
1. Check that Swivel Quick Clips are able to rotate freely.
+ If the performer is unable to flip and/or unable to balance easily while
in the harness, it may be necessary to reposition the swivel quick
clips into different side positions - low, mid or high – then re-fit and
test the harness
+ The high position is recommended for performers with more
weight distributed to the upper torso, and the lower position is
recommended for performers carrying more weight in the lower
half of their bodies
SWIVEL CLIP - LOW
+ If, in the balance check, the performer falls forward, shift the clips to
the higher position
+ If the performer remains upright and has difficulty laying out into the
horizontal airplane pose, try shifting the clips to the lower position
+ Repeat the Handstand Test after each fitting
SWIVEL CLIP - HIGH
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The performer is
unable to flip.
2. Check that the harness is positioned correctly and that
the clips are even and centered on the performer’s body.
3. Check that the performer is able to balance.
The Swivel Quick
Clips will not open.
1. Provide slack in the cable to release tension.
2. Be sure you are not holding the flat tab on the side of
the buckle and preventing the clip from opening fully.
The Quick-Connect
Buckles will not
release.
1. Loosen the straps to release tension.
The performer is
unable to speak or
breathe comfortably
when lifted.
1. Check all strap positioning for discomfort, loosen straps
slightly and/or add padding if needed.
2. Push the two sides of the buckle together slightly while
squeezing both side tabs simultaneously.
2. Loosen the waist band.
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MAINTENANCE: HARNESS LIFE SHEET
RE-CERTIFICATION:
LIFETIME:
Annual re-certifications must be recorded in the Life
Sheet of the product by competent persons certified by
the manufacturer (ZFX) or distributor. Any repairs should
be done by a qualified person certified in the care of ZFX
harnesses, and all adjustments should be noted on this
Life Sheet, along with the ZFX approved re-certification
when completed. This Life Sheet should be kept in the
Maintenance Log. Please contact the ZFX office with any
questions about conditions or repairs needed.
The product lifetime is 10 years from the date of purchase
unless any defect appears. The following factors can
reduce the lifetime of the product: intense use, damage
to components of the product, contact with chemical
substances, high temperatures, tears and abrasions, violent impacts, and/or failure to maintain as recommended.
(Productions with an eight to ten performances per week
production schedule should expect about a three year
lifespan.) When it is suspected that the product is no longer safe and reliable, withdraw the harness from service
immediately and contact ZFX or the distributor.
RECERTIFICATION – REQUIRED EVERY 12 MONTHS
DATE
INSPECTOR NAME/SIGNATURE
NOTES
ZFX OK
1
2
2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY EXPIRES .
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
END OF PRODUCT LIFETIME .
MODEL
SERIAL NUMBER
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MANUFACTURE YEAR
PURCHASE DATE
DATE OF FIRST USE
USER:
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MAINTENANCE: INSPECTION SHEET
A
A
B1
C1
H
INSPECTIONS:
ZFX harnesses must be visually
inspected before each use. If the
harness is being used on a regular
basis (i.e. 4 or more performances a
week over a period of several weeks),
the harness should be formally inspected after a minimum of every ten uses.
Any product or component showing
any defect or wear shall be withdrawn
from service immediately. If there is any
doubt about the serviceability of any of
these components, remove the harness
from service and contact the ZFX office.
B1
H
B2
For current harness updates and
notices, the User is encouraged to
check www.zfxflying.com/harnesses
on a monthly basis.
The chart below should be copied and
kept on file by the User in a maintenance
log. A downloadable version of
the page is available at
www.zfxflying.com/harnesses.
H
D
H
C2
B3
B4
C
E
C
F
E
H
H
C4
C3
AREAS TO BE INSPECTED
LEGEND
Quick Clips - Smooth opening; complete closure
F
Webbing - tears and holes
ALL
Sideplate - Swivel attachments are secure; rotate smoothly
A
Sideplates - Stitching and strap attachments are secure
A
Sideplate - Velcro padding is present and attached
A
Leg Straps, Joints, and Webbing - for wear
E, G
Endstops & Endstop Stitches
H
Back adjusters & webbing
D
Connecting straps for wear
ALL
Buckles - Smooth opening & smooth closure
C 1-4, B1-4
HARNESS:
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BY
DATE:
NOTES
INSPECTED BY:
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