Audit

The version control will be maintained by the SHEQ team and is controlled via the Safety Equipment Inspections Document 2073838157-15.
Safety checking of Descender, Ascender & Karabiner equipment in accordance with AS 1891
General condition of Descender / Ascender

ID number and rating present

Alignment of body,(no twisting or buckling)

Wear on body - wear indications

Sharp edges

Wear on cams and brake posts

Brake mechanism operates correctly

Rivets and screws secure

Item is free from corrosion, dirt, rust or other obstructions

Check the shock load indicators for any sign that a fall has occured

Function Test is crucial when inspecting and deeming a decent / ascent device fit for service

Check ability to brake on the rope (hold weight of the operator)

General condition of Karabiners
All connectors must be:
rated to a minimum of 15kN for fall arrest, minimum double action

Sharp edges

Wear at swivel and latch pivot points

Gate function

Broken, weak or misplaced latch springs

Locking mechanism operates correctly

Item is free from corrosion, dirt, rust or other obstructions

ID number, batch number and rating present

Alignment of body,(no twisting or buckling)

Distortion of hook or latch

Wear on body - wear indications

Cracks or gouges

POSITIVE OBSERVATIONS

Note Positive Observations: is the equipment in good condition

AT RISK OBSERVATIONS

Note Observations to be rectified by WHEN and WHO !

Provide a sketch of the area of concern if applicable to support findings
WORKPLACE MANAGER SIGN OFF
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