Appendix a attached details the checklist for the inspection of harnesses lanyards and associated equipment as detailed in appendix c of asnzs18914 however the manufacturers user instruction manuals should be used to establish precise details of equipment inspection and maintenance requirements. All workers should be trained by a competent person in the proper use of fall protection equipment.
There are twenty eight osha approved state plans operating state wide occupational safety and health programs.
Safety harness inspection requirements. If you are in the business of working at heights and use harnesses and lanyards then you may want to consider implementing a harness and lanyard inspection schedule into your safety program. We have two safety harness kits two point harness with lanyard which are used on average once per month or less as fall restraint when using a scissor lift type mewp. Topic title organizationgrantee year grant number language.
A full body safety harness not only keeps you from striking the ground should you lose your footing but distributes the impact of breaking your fall among your shoulders chest and upper thighs. Any fall protection equipment. An energy absorbing lanyard is a line for connecting a full body harness to an anchorage point with an inbuilt device that reduces the impact of a fall.
All fall protection equipment should be inspected prior to each use. Understand all federal state and local regulations pertaining to fall protection before selecting. State plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as oshas and may have different or more stringent requirements.
Fall protection systems inspection services. Preventing chronic beryllium disease through exposure recognition and control. To provide practical hands on guidance for fall protection users and administrators in their selection use maintenance and inspection of fall protection equipment.
Whether youre working on a roof or washing windows from a scaffold a safety harness could save your life. Fall protection for. They are subject to pre use inspection by the user on each and every occasion plus a formal recorded monthly inspection but im confused about how often we should get a formal.
More information on the program can be found here. Fps now offers fall protection inspection services. Regardless of make or manufacturer or fall protection specialists will come to your work site to inspection your current system for compliance damage or defect.
Information in this guide is based on osha regulations and ansi standards pertaining to fall protection and was provided by members of the isea fall protection group.