338-ARS Heli-Ops Harness


The 338-ARS Heli-Ops harness (FAA TSO C-167 approval) was purpose-designed and built by working helicopter operations professionals. The result of a collaboration between the companies Air Rescue Systems, Corp and Yates Gear, Inc the 338-ARS Heli-Ops harness was created out of the need for a functional, comfortable, lightweight, and durable full-body Class III Life Safety Harness.

This personnel carrying device system is to be used for following helicopter operations:

  • Heli-Rappel
  • Short Haul – Human External Cargo (HEC)
  • Hoisting Operations
  • Internal / External Helicopter Operations



  • ANSI/OSHA Class III Full Body Harness
  • Harness Capacity 310 LBS (140 KG)
  • Empty harness weight at 3 lbs 15 oz
  • Per CSA Z259.10-12 Class-A Fall Arrest, Class-D Suspension & Controlled Descent, Class-L Ladder Access


  • Sub-sternal, dorsal, and waist forged steel D-Ring attachment points
  • One-piece design limits the possibility of injury due to improper wear
  • SOLAS grade reflective tape sewn on front and back of harness for increased visibility
  • Mil-Spec structural 1-3/4” webbing sewn with contrasting thread
  • Quick connecting stab-lock buckles on each padded leg strap
  • Shoulder webbing tailored to reduce neck chafing
  • Radio microphone talk-box tab conveniently sewn on left shoulder


  • FAA TSO C-167
  • Underwriter Laboratories certified to meet NFPA 1983-2012 edition standards
  • Built in the USA – Berry Amendment (USC, Title 10, Section 2533a) compliant
  • Meets: ANSI A10.32-2004, ANSI Z359.1-2007, ANSI Z133.1-2006, OSHA 1910.146, NFPA 1983-2012, CSA-Z259.10-12
  • Manufacturer ISO 9001:2015 certified compliant