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Harness Inspection

Fall Protection Equipment is required to be thoroughly examined on a regular basis and at a minimum of every 6 months.

This time limit may be reduced if the FPE is worn in hazardous conditions, while handling chemicals or subject to excessive wear or if recommended by manufacturer.

A thorough examination will also required after circumstances liable to have affected the integrity and safety of the FPE. This examination must be carried out by a competent person.

Safetech Safety Professionals offer a thorough examination service for working at height safety harnesses, lanyards and associated equipment. All items undergo a detailed examination. Our harness and lanyard Inspection service operates as either a convenient drop-in service or as an on-site service on your premises.

To use the drop-in service, simply call us on 07491 27786 to confirm availability, then either bring your equipment in for a "while-you-wait" service, or drop it off and agree a time/date to collect it again.

On-Site Service
If it would be more convenient or cost-effective for us to come to your premises to carry out the inspection, please call us on 07491 27786 with:

  • Details of your location(s)
  • Quantity of harnesses/lanyards to be inspected

We will give you a price (confirmed in writing) and agree a date/time to carry out the work.

SUMMARY OF INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS


Item

Inspection Frequency

Fall protection equipment including harnesses, lanyards, connectors, fall arrest devices and any device used as FPE

To be inspected by Operator before and after each use.

Fall protection equipment including harnesses, lanyards, connectors, fall arrest devices and any device used as FPE

6 monthly thorough examinations by a competent person. More frequently if recommended as above)


Upon completion of the thorough examination, the FPE will be returned with:

  • A report of thorough examination detailing information as required under the Safety, health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
  • A report detailing any equipment that is unfit for use and reasons for such.
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