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Harness Inspection Guide

John Jacobs
PPE
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Personal fall protection systems such as harnesses can be a lifesaver for those who continually or occasionally work at heights. However, if it isn't in good shape, you could be putting your life in a risky situation. It is important to inspect your fall protection gear prior to every use.

Always follow the recommendations of the manufacturer of your gear for inspections and maintenance requirements. Here are some things to look for:

Harness Inspection

Lanyard Inspection

When inspecting lanyards, begin at one end and work to the opposite end. Slowly rotate the lanyard so that the entire circumference is checked. Spliced ends require particular attention.


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