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FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE

Harnesses, retractable lanyards and static lines are effective in minimising the risk of working at height. To do this properly they must be in good working order. Therefore this equipment must be used, stored, inspected and cleaned correctly.

To maintain their service life and high performance, all belts and harnesses should be inspected frequently. Visual inspection before each use should become routine, but a more thorough inspection by a trained and competent person should be done at regular intervals.

Levitt-Safety Mobile Maintenance is able to inspect, clean, service and even proof load equipment.

Inspection Only Includes:
  • Visual Inspection of item 
  • Tagging of item after inspection
  • Entering Log Record

Cleaning Includes:
  • Washing and drying of all synthetic materials
  • Cleaning of all metal components

Servicing includes:   
  • Full Manufacturers service after inspection 
  • Tagging of item
  • Entering Log Record

Contact Us for more information on these services availability in your area.

The following information describes the guidelines and best practices for normal servicing, recertification and inspection requirements for fall protection equipment.

SELF RETRACTING LIFELINES (SRL), CLIMB ASSIST SYSTEMS
  • ANSI requires the product to be inspected at least annually by a Competent Person
  • Extreme conditions of use may require increasing inspection frequency (In Canada, CSA requires SRL’s to be serviced within two years of mfg. date, thereafter annually)
  • Before each use OSHA and ANSI require SRL’s to be inspected (by the user)
  • After an impact, the SRL must be removed from service (per OSHA and ANSI) and inspected.
  • Servicing may be required

WINCHES
  • Manufacturers recommend that winches be serviced and recertified every year (extreme working conditions may require increasing the frequency) 
  • On a monthly basis the Manufacturers recommends that a competent person other than the user formally inspect the winches
  • Before each use, the Manufacturers require winches to be inspected (by the user)
  • After an impact, the winch must be removed form service and inspected (servicing may be required)

RESCUE POSITIONING DEVICES (RPD’s)
  • The manufacturer recommends that RPD’s be serviced and recertified every year (extreme working conditions may require increasing the frequency)
  • On a monthly basis, the manufacturers recommend that a competent person other than the user formally inspect the RPD
  • Before each use, the manufacturer requires the RPD to be inspected (by the user)

CONTROLLED DESCENT DEVICE
  • Manufacturers recommend that these devices have maintenance check performed every 6 months by the user or competent person
  • On a monthly basis, manufacturers recommend that these devices be formally inspected by a competent person other that the user

LADDER SAFETY SYSTEM
  • Manufacturers requires the ladder safety system is by inspected at least annually by a competent person 
  • Before each use, manufacturers and OSHA require the system to be inspected (by the user)
  • After an impact, the entire system shall be inspected by a competent person

TRIPODS/DAVIT ARMS /SUPPORT STRUCTURES
  • Manufacturers require at least a monthly inspection by a competent person 
  • Before each use, manufacturers, OSHA and ANSI require an inspection (by the user)
  • After an impact, remove the product from service and inspect (servicing may be required)

LOAD ARRESTORS
  • Manufacturers require the load arrestors to be serviced and recertified every two years (extreme working conditions may require increasing the servicing frequency) 
  • Annually, a competent person should inspect the units
  • After an impact, the load arrestor must be removed from service and returned to a repair center for service/recertification

HARNESSES / LANYARDS  / POSITIONING EQUIPMENT /
ROPE GRABS, ANCHORAGE CONNECTORS
  • Manufacturers and ANSI require the product to be inspected at least annually by a competent person 
  • Before each use, manufacturers, OSHA and ANSI require an inspection (by the user)
  • After an impact, the product must be removed from service (per manufacturer, OSHA and ANSI)

TEMPORARY HORIZONTAL LIFELINE SYSTEM
  • Manufacturers require the system to be inspected annually by a qualified person (extreme working conditions may require increasing the service frequency)
  • Before each use, and after installation, a qualified person shall inspect the system
  • After an impact, the system must be removed from service (per manufacturer, OSHA and ANSI) or returned to a certified depot for inspection and/or repair
 
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