As part of a personal fall protection program, employees must be trained on how to inspect the harness and lanyard for safety.
This form can be used to train employees for both important inspections performed on all personal fall protection:
- The “before use” inspection – in which each wearer of fall protection equipment should inspect it before use, to ensure it is operating properly and not damaged.
- The annual inspection – once a year, each piece of fall protection must be inspected and certified for continued use. This inspection must be documented.
Knowing how to inspect the equipment for hazards is important for safety.
The EHS Center below also offers it’s members a log to document the training completion of how to inspect the harness and lanyard, along with a log for the annual hazard inspection.
If during any inspection, a piece of equipment is found to be damaged or unsuitable for service, it should be removed from service and it’s removal should be documented on the fall protection inspection log. Do not just place a harness or lanyad into the trash, as an employee may think it was placed there by accident and put it back into service, instead damage and/or deface the equipment, so it will not be able to be placed back into service.
If your company needs more components of a fall protection program, click here to see the offerings from the EHS Center for members.