How often should safety harnesses be inspected?
every 6 months
HSE guidelines recommend an inspection by a professional service every 6 months but PPE regulations require a minimum of 12 monthly inspections which should be recorded on the harness itself.
Do harnesses need to be inspected?
While the pre-use inspection is necessary, the closer look an inspector gives the equipment ensures the harness is inspected properly. ANSI recommends that formal inspections should be done at intervals of no more than six months. In inspector should not be the person wearing that particular harness.
What 6 things must be inspected before you put on a harness?
How do I inspect my harness?
- Check the label. – Confirm that the label has an individual serial number.
- Hardware check. Check condition of rear D Ring for:
- Software check. – Hold the harness up by the shoulder straps and ensure that the webbing hangs evenly.
What is the expiry date for safety harness?
While some manufacturers have guidelines for inspection and replacement, there is no such thing as a mandated expiration date on fall protection harnesses, not even from OSHA or ANSI. You might know of a five-year expiration guideline, which was put into place under ANSI/ASSE A10.
What is harness inspection?
A safety harness inspection should be personally conducted before each use. When inspecting your harness look for stitching that may be broken, burned or pulled and stitching or rivets at hardware attachment points. Closely examine all webbing, belt ends, buckles and D-Rings. These few minutes could save your life.
What should be included in a detailed inspection of a harness?
A harness and lanyard inspection regime should include:
- The harnesses and lanyards unique identification numbers.
- The frequency and type of inspection i.e. Pre-Use, Detailed or Interim.
- The designated competent persons to carry out the inspections.
- The action to be taken upon finding defects or damage.