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Harness Equipment Inspection

General Information

Description of work on which a safety harness will be used

Take a photo of the equipment
Full Body Harnesses

Does the legible tag identify the harness, model, date of manufacture, name of manufacturer, limitations and warnings

Take a photo of it

Nylon webbing is free of cuts, burn marks, and chemical damage

Webbing is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Harness webbing has no additional holes

D-rings are free of excessive wear, pits, deterioration, cracks, and sharp edges

D-rings pivot freely

Buckles are not deformed or cracked, and will operate correctly

All grommets are secure and not deformed

All rivets are tight and not deformed

Tongue/straps show no excessive wear from repeated buckling

Snaphooks

Snaphooks have no hook and eye distortions

Snaphooks have no cracks and pitted surfaces

Keeper latches are not be bent, distorted, or obstructed

Keeper latches seat into the nose without binding

Keeper springs securely close the keeper latches

Locking mechanism was tested to verify that keeper latches lock properly

All rivets are tight and not deformed

Tongue/straps show no excessive wear from repeated buckling

Lanyard
Type of Lanyard
Shock-Absorbing Lanyard

Nylon webbing is free of cuts, abrasions, burn marks, and chemical damage

Webbing is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Wire rope lanyard is free of cuts, frayed areas, and unusual wearing patterns

Shock absorber pack is free of burn holes and tears

Shock absorber pack stitching is free of loose strands, rips, and deterioration

Flag on shock-absorbing lanyard has not been activated

D-rings are free of excessive wear, pits, deterioration, cracks, and sharp edges

D-rings pivot freely

Self-Retracting Lanyards

Body has no visible physical damage

All back nuts or rivets are tight

Nylon strap is free of any burns, kinks, knots, and excessive wear

Nylon strap is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Nylon strap retracts freely

Unit was tested to verify that the locking mechanism is operating correctly

Positioning Lanyards

Impact indicator free from rupture of colored stitching, elongated indicator

Webbing free from cuts, burns, tears, abrasions, frays, excessive soiling and discoloration, corrosion which effects the operation and/or strength

Stitching free from pulled or cut stitches

All labels are legible and securely held in place

All wire rope are free from broken wires, corrosion, kinks, and separation of strands

All synthetic rope are free from pulled or cut yarns, barns, abrasions, knots, excessive soiling and discoloration

Energy absorbing component free from elongation, tears, and excessive soiling

Tie-Off Adaptors/Anchorages

Tie-off adaptor is free of cuts, abrasions, burn marks, and chemical damage

Tie-off adaptor is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Tie-off adaptor is free of signs of deterioration, heat damage, and stretching

Unit was tested to verify that the locking mechanism is operating correctly

Horizontal Lifelines

All labels are present, legible, and securely attached

Lifeline rope has no visible physical damage

All metallic parts for evidence of defects, damage, alteration, and missing parts

Recommendation

Overall Rating

Write down your recommendation

Completion
Inspected by (Name and Signature)

Safety Harness Inspection Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 471

Use this template to ensure that your harness is in good condition before use to reduce the risk of falling. Begin with providing a description about safety harness usage then attach a photo of it. Carefully inspect each part of the harness and its connections (snap hooks, lanyard and tie-off adaptors/anchorages). Make sure to check the label of each to identify the type of harness, model, manufacturing details, limitations and warnings. Complete the inspection by rating the overall condition and providing recommendations to improve safety.

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Harness Equipment Inspection

General Information

Description of work on which a safety harness will be used

Take a photo of the equipment
Full Body Harnesses

Does the legible tag identify the harness, model, date of manufacture, name of manufacturer, limitations and warnings

Take a photo of it

Nylon webbing is free of cuts, burn marks, and chemical damage

Webbing is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Harness webbing has no additional holes

D-rings are free of excessive wear, pits, deterioration, cracks, and sharp edges

D-rings pivot freely

Buckles are not deformed or cracked, and will operate correctly

All grommets are secure and not deformed

All rivets are tight and not deformed

Tongue/straps show no excessive wear from repeated buckling

Snaphooks

Snaphooks have no hook and eye distortions

Snaphooks have no cracks and pitted surfaces

Keeper latches are not be bent, distorted, or obstructed

Keeper latches seat into the nose without binding

Keeper springs securely close the keeper latches

Locking mechanism was tested to verify that keeper latches lock properly

All rivets are tight and not deformed

Tongue/straps show no excessive wear from repeated buckling

Lanyard
Type of Lanyard
Shock-Absorbing Lanyard

Nylon webbing is free of cuts, abrasions, burn marks, and chemical damage

Webbing is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Wire rope lanyard is free of cuts, frayed areas, and unusual wearing patterns

Shock absorber pack is free of burn holes and tears

Shock absorber pack stitching is free of loose strands, rips, and deterioration

Flag on shock-absorbing lanyard has not been activated

D-rings are free of excessive wear, pits, deterioration, cracks, and sharp edges

D-rings pivot freely

Self-Retracting Lanyards

Body has no visible physical damage

All back nuts or rivets are tight

Nylon strap is free of any burns, kinks, knots, and excessive wear

Nylon strap is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Nylon strap retracts freely

Unit was tested to verify that the locking mechanism is operating correctly

Positioning Lanyards

Impact indicator free from rupture of colored stitching, elongated indicator

Webbing free from cuts, burns, tears, abrasions, frays, excessive soiling and discoloration, corrosion which effects the operation and/or strength

Stitching free from pulled or cut stitches

All labels are legible and securely held in place

All wire rope are free from broken wires, corrosion, kinks, and separation of strands

All synthetic rope are free from pulled or cut yarns, barns, abrasions, knots, excessive soiling and discoloration

Energy absorbing component free from elongation, tears, and excessive soiling

Tie-Off Adaptors/Anchorages

Tie-off adaptor is free of cuts, abrasions, burn marks, and chemical damage

Tie-off adaptor is free of tears, broken fibers, frayed edges, and pulled stitches

Tie-off adaptor is free of signs of deterioration, heat damage, and stretching

Unit was tested to verify that the locking mechanism is operating correctly

Horizontal Lifelines

All labels are present, legible, and securely attached

Lifeline rope has no visible physical damage

All metallic parts for evidence of defects, damage, alteration, and missing parts

Recommendation

Overall Rating

Write down your recommendation

Completion
Inspected by (Name and Signature)