Harness Hero the video game engages players in the key decisions of using a fall arrest system. At each step in the game, the player chooses where to anchor, what anchorage device to use, how to set up the harness, what connection device to use, and so on. The player also inspects the equipment along the way for burns, rips, rust and other malfunctions. At the end of each play, the player encounters a fall, and depending on how well they did setting up their fall arrest system, the player will either witness a rescue or a severe injury or even a fatality. Harness Hero was developed under the guidance of safety professionals from all corners of the construction industry.

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Disclaimer: Harness Hero engages players in the key decisions of using a fall arrest system. The certificate issued in this game recognizes the player’s in-game performance and has no merit upon real life aptitude. For more information on fall prevention, visit:

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What's New

Version 1.5

Updated environment art and improvements to Skill Arcade.

Ratings and Reviews


A no-win situation?

For most of the scenarios presented, it is possible to keep your worker safe in the demonstrated fall. But there have been a couple of times where I have been presented with a no-win scenario. For instance, I am given these three tie-off points, with no option to reject them all: -duct, -sprinkler pipe, -open-ended I-beam.
This may create a teachable moment for someone less knowledgeable in falls, but for someone who knows better - it's simply frustrating and un-fixable.


Etcetera Edutainment, Inc.
263.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania, 2016


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