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Fall Protection & Harness Inspection

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The Periodic Fall Protection & Harness Inspection provides you the following information pertaining to OSHA inspections for Fall Protection equipment.

OSHA (29-CFR 1910 & 1926) and ANSI Z359-2007 Fall Arrest Code standard provide information requirements for both General and Construction Industry and will assist you in complying with requirements for your company.

All fall protection equipment and anchorages must be inspected at the beginning of each eight-hour shift by an authorized person and at least once per year (or more frequently if required by the manufacturer), by a competent person or a competent rescuer as appropriate to verify equipment is safe to use. Written or electronic records of inspection should be kept on file for the service life of product.

Periodic Inspection Criteria:

The following items shall be examined during the inspection process:

  • Harness
  • Lanyards (including self-retracting lanyards)
  • Lifelines
  • Energy absorbers
  • Anchorage connectors
  • Fall arresters
  • Equipment such as connectors, rope, straps, thread, and thimbles

 

CCTI, Inc. trained, and competent inspectors will assist in taking out of service if any of the following are noted during the Periodic Inspection.

  • Mildew, wear, and damage, cuts, tears, abrasions, stretching
  • Loose or damaged mountings, non-functioning parts
  • Cracked, broken, or deformed D-rings and snap-hooks
  • Contact with fire, acids or other corrosives, distorted hooks, or faulty hook springs
  • Tongues unfitted to the shoulder of buckles, ropes that show wear

Note: A Fall Protection inspection report will be written for each system detailing the inspection and deficiencies found. Any deficiencies listed shall be carefully examined and determination made as to whether they constitute a safety hazard. To follow will be a repair parts quote providing suggested repairs and costs.