Werner ProForm F3 took home an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) 2018 Silver award on September 19, 2018 at the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) International Design Conference in New Orleans.
Werner was recognized in the Commercial and Industrial category among 145 award winners across 20 categories. The IDEA awards are in their 38th year and have grown into one of the largest and most rigorous design competitions. The IDEA Awards evaluate product designs based on criteria including the challenge faced, uniqueness, user experience, benefit to the client, and benefit to society. With thousands of entries and nearly three dozen judges from corporations, design studios, and universities, IDEA recognition is truly an honor.
"Werner was recognized in the Commercial and Industrial category among 145 award winners across 20 categories."
Werner ProForm F3 is a premium fall protection harness offering unmatched comfort and protection. Understanding users’ needs in pre- and post- fall situations, ProForm F3 significantly increases overall compliance and safety. ProForm F3 improves breathability and reduces overall weight without compromising support by using a custom-developed textile.
Traditionally, after a fall, workers are suspended for hours awaiting rescue in extreme pain, in danger of injury, and in a highly tense emotional state. As the first product to offer post-fall adjustability with relief cords, ProForm F3 allows users to easily move into a seated position where they can remain calm and safe until rescue. With thoughtful consideration of workplace realities and innovative construction, workers will be properly equipped and lives will be saved with the Werner ProForm F3 Fall Protection Harness.
Throughout development of the ProForm F3, our team of soft goods specialists developed custom textiles to integrate with hard goods, all designed and fabricated in-house for rapid development. The new fall-protection harness combines extreme attention to aesthetic details with uncompromising safety standards. Delivering post-fall adjustability, ProForm F3 provides innovative, life-saving relief. Werner cut their timeline by 6 months and launched this award-winning product at the top of their industry. To learn more about the project, click here to read the full case study.