Height Safety Equipment Inspection, Testing and Certification

Safety harnesses and lanyards have a 10-year lifespan from the date of manufacture, which is written on the PPE’s compliance label. They must also be inspected before each use.

Australian Standards and state based legislation mandate height safety equipment must also be inspected by a competent trained person every 6-12 months depending on the item.

Common reasons height safety equipment fails inspection and needs to be replaced are: mistreatment, sunlight, dirt, oil, regular wear, incorrect storage and being involved in a fall.

Your life hangs in the balance – it is essential that your fall prevention equipment is approved and accredited, and that all roof anchors, static lines and personal protective equipment is in complete working order.

To ensure that your height safety system remains compliant and safe, have it inspected as per the “next inspection due date” tag on your equipment.

Height Safety Equipment Inspection, Testing and Certification

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