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Fall Protection Safety

Fall protection safety should be a top priority when working on tasks that require harnesses. Performing regular worksite and safety harness inspections can help prevent fatal falls and accidents. Site safety inspections should ensure permits, installation, training and overall equipment are in place. Harnesses and lanyards should always be inspected before use to determine if the equipment is in safe condition.

iAuditor is the world's most powerful inspection app and can be used to conduct mobile safety inspections on site. We have compiled a collection of fall protection and safety harness templates to help you get started.

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Fall Protection Site Safety Inspection

Use this template to identify safety measures before, during and after work shifts when working at heights. Start with a description of the work, take appropriate photos and list down names of personnel performing the task. Next identify the safety measures in place including permits, proper training, safety routes, vicinities and equipment. Then check the harness if it is properly connected and used. Afterwhich, identify the changes that need to be implemented and finally, summarize the inspection by providing recommendations of equipment to be replaced or removed from service. This should be used in conjunction with safety harness inspection templates.

Safety Harness Equipment Inspection

Use this template to ensure that your harness is in good condition before use to reduce the risk of falling. Begin by capturing the identification and intended usage of the harness/ lanyard you are inspecting. 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 of the harness and whether it can be used or needs repair.

General safety tips when using safety harnesses

  1. Always check the labels and tags
  2. Webbings should be free from cuts, broken fibers and other damages
  3. D-rings, buckles, rivets and grommets should be free from cracks and deformities
  4. Snap Hooks should be have no hook and eye distortions
  5. Lanyards should be able to carry standard body weight

Safety harness connection types and usage

1. Fall Arrest

A fall arrest gives freedom of movement for personnel to do their duties. It allows them to reach a point where a fall can occur where it safely stops a person from hitting the ground.

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2. Work Positioning

This allows a worker to have both of their hands free to work while they remain connected to the work area.

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3. Travel Restraint

A tracel restraint allows workers to access the work surface and prevents them from reaching a location from which a fall may occur.

travel restraint harness

4. Descent and Ascent

This allows workers to be raised or lowered into a work area

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5. Evacuation

This is used when assisting a rescue via raising or lowering the rescue subject onto a safe working level. This is slightly different from a harness that can be used for ascent or descent because it is meant for very brief periods of use.