What Should You Know About Fall Protection Equipment?

  • Inspect your equipment before and after
    each use.
  • Replace defective equipment. If there is
    any doubt about the safety
    of the equipment, do not use it.
  • Replace any equipment, including ropes,
    involved in a fall. Refer any questionable
    defects to a trained inspector.
  • A trained inspector should examine equipment
    at least every six months for
    all harnesses and lanyards.
  • Shock absorbers should always be used so that the arresting forces on the body are limited if you fall.
  • Use the right equipment for the job. Refer to the relevant standard for requirements.