Full Body Harness Inspection Checklist. Use this checklist to complete regular inspections of full body harness equipment. Template can be used for annual harness inspections, as well as regular inspections to ensure equipment is safe for use.
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Harness CSA Class: D - Suspension and Controlled Descent
Harness CSA Class: E - Limited Access
Harness CSA Class: L - Ladder Climbing
Harness CSA Class: P - Work Positioning
D-ringsCheck D-rings for rust or corrosion, distortion, cracks, breaks, and rough or sharp edges. D-rings should pivot freely.
Bucklesnote any unusual wear, damage or distortion. On tongue buckles check that the roller and tongue move freely and that the tongue overlaps the buckle frame. Check the outer and center bars on friction and mating buckles for distortion. On quick release types check for broken plastic and that they will not release when one release is opened. Mating buckles should nest together.
WebbingInspect the entire length of all the webbing looking for frayed edges, broken fibers, pulled stitches, cuts, burns and chemical damage. Also look for mildew, discoloration, hard shiny spots, any webbing that has been marked with a felt pen, excessive hardness or brittleness or the Harness Fall Indicator deployment.
Stitching Check all stitching for ripped or pulled stitches and to make sure the webbing joints are not loose. Also look for missing stitching, hard or shiny spots, or discoloration of stitching.
Inspect to be certain that all harnesses have a label that is legible and securely held in place.
Harness is approved for use at time of inspection.
Harness is NOT approved for further use and must be removed from service.
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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