Audit

All Textile Equipment

Have you read the information supplied by the manufacturer?

Is the product within the manufacturers lifespan ?

Visual checks for excessive wear to any part

Abrasion,particularly to load bearing parts

Furry webbing or rope (indicated abrasion)

Stitching cut,broken or abraded

Cuts ,particularly to load bearing parts

Dirty webbing or rope (dirt accelerates abrasion )

Visual and tactile inspections

Damage by chemicals

Powdery surface

And /or discolouration

And/or hardened areas

Damage by heat

If any doubt ,remove from service

Working and safety lines visual and tactile checks

Ends of rope for excessive wear

Internal damage .On cable-laid ropes ,open up the lay and inspect as above.On kernmantel ropes feel for unusually soft or hard areas ,on sheath or core .

If in any doubt ,remove from service

Harnesses visual and tactile checks

Inside and outside any textile attachment point loops for all the features listed under the general checking procedure .

Fastening and adjustment buckles for correct assembly

Fastening and adjustment for excessive wear .

Fastening and adjustment buckles for corrosion

Fastening and adjustment buckles for cracks or other damage .

If any doubt ,remove from service .

Cows tails ,lanyards ,strops and slings visual and tactile checks.

Inside and outside and attachment point loops for all the features listed under the the general checking procedure .

All knots for security

That knot overlaps are sufficient

That knot in cows tails are not too tight .

If in any doubt ,remove from service .

Metal components -Descenders

Have you read the information from the manufacturer?

Wear ,particularly on bobbins

Deformation

Cuts and cracks .

Heavy marking or scoring

Burring

Corrosion

Contamination by chemicals

Moving parts function correctly

Threaded assemblies are fully tightened and correctly secured

If any doubt on any point ,remove from service .

Ascenders /Back up devices visual and tactile checks

Have you read the information supplied by the manufacturer?

Wear and tear on cam teeth or face ,absorbica

Deformation

Cuts and cracks

Heavy marking or scoring

Burring

Corrosion

Contamination by chemicals

Moving parts are working correctly

Threaded assemblies are fully tightened and correctly secured .

If in any doubt on any point ,remove from service .

Connectors visual and tactile checks

Have you read the information supplied by the manufacturer?

Wear ,particularly where the rope or webbing normally lies .

Deformation

Cuts and cracks

Heavy marking or scoring

Burring

Corrosion

Contamination by chemicals

Incorrect functioning

Screw gates and spring are in good working order

If in any doubt or any point ,remove from service .

Helmets -Visual and tactile inspections

Have you read the information supplied by the manufacturer?

Is the Helmet within the manufacturers recommended lifespan .

Cracks ,deformation or other damage to the shell .

Damage to the chinstrap assembly

Excessive wear to any part .

If in any doubt ,remove from service

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.