Austlift Harness Inspection (6 Monthly)
When working at height your Harness should be inspected before use. This action is an essential part of your personal safety. Follow these few simple steps as part of your routine to ensure your harness will keep you safe at work.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your Personal Protection Equipment undergo periodic inspection and/or serviced to the manufacturer’s recommended inspection intervals or to AS/NZS 1891 Part 4 which ever is the lesser inspection interval.
With Personal Protection Equipment that has been subjected to harsh conditions, inspection intervals shall be performed more frequently even if the set life expectancy of the product still has a long expiry date.
It is possible for the equipment to expire prematurely due to harsh environments or if the product has been exposed to frequent use.
We also recommend that a competent person perform inspection or any service work, and a written record kept in a safe place.
Check the labels for the harness serial number and ensure the serial number is legible and the date for withdrawal has not passed.
Run your hands along each piece of webbing looking for cuts, abrasions, burn marks or deterioration. Check sewn patterns looking for cuts, broken threads, heat damage and stretching.
Check the buckles are functioning and inspect for distortion, cracking and damage.
Check the harness hardware Dee rings for distortion, cracking and damage.
DISCLAIMER: This article is supplied by Austlift, published on https://www.austlift.com.au/lifting/pages/catalogue, last updated up 12/01/2024.