When should a harness be taken out of service?
The fall protection industry recommends two to three years as a service life for a harness or belt in use. They recommend seven years as the shelf life. The military was using seven years as a service life for nylon products.
Does a fall protection harness expire?
There is no such thing as a predetermined or mandated expiration date on fall protection harnesses. Neither OSHA nor ANSI have current codes or standards that set a specific time period for taking a harness out of service.
How often should fall protection harnesses be replaced?
The fall protection industry recommends 2 to 3 years as a service life for a harness or belt in use. They recommend 7 years for the shelf life.
What are the three fall prevention systems?
- 3.7.1 Fall arrest system incorporating a lanyard and energy absorber.
- 3.7.2 Fall arrest system incorporating a lanyard and energy absorber on a horizontal line.
- 3.7.3 Fall arrest system incorporating a retractable type fall arrester.
What are secondary fall protection facilities?
Secondary fall arrest sytems are special safety measures designed to catch individuals once they have fallen – as opposed to primary fall arrest systems which are intended to prevent falls from happening from the outset.
How often do you need a harness inspection?
As with all PPE, harnesses must be examined at least 12 monthly and should also be subject to Pre-Use Checks, Detailed Periodic Inspections and Interim Inspections.