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Caring for your safety harness

 

A safety harness is a crucial piece of personal protective equipment for workers engaged in work at height. It is designed to protect the user from potential falls. However, for a safety harness to be effective and safe, it's important to maintain it properly. Here are some useful tips to help you maintain your safety harness:

  1. Regular cleaning: It's important to clean your safety harness regularly to remove accumulated dirt and debris. Use a soft brush to remove dirt from the surface of the harness, then wipe with a damp cloth to remove any stubborn dirt. Avoid using aggressive cleaning products or hard brushes, as these can damage the harness materials.

  2. Inspection: Before each use, carefully inspect your safety harness to ensure that it is in good condition. Check straps, buckles, D-rings and attachment points for wear, damage or tears. Also check that adjustments are correct for optimum fit.

  3. Drying: It's important to dry your safety harness completely after cleaning or wearing it in the rain. Let it air-dry at room temperature, but avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or heat, as this can damage the harness materials.

  4. Storage: To prevent the safety harness from deforming or drying out, it must be stored properly. Avoid placing it in a hot or damp place, as this can cause damage to the harness materials. Store in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight.

  5. General maintenance: It is important to follow the manufacturer's instructions for the general maintenance of your safety harness. If your safety harness is equipped with an energy-absorption system or a mooring system, be sure to inspect and maintain them regularly in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

  6. Have your harness inspected by a competent authorized person once a year. Contact us for more information on this service. Annual inspection of fall protection equipment is mandatory. mandatory in Canada. 

By following these simple but useful tips, you can help maintain the durability and safety of your safety harness. What's more, regular maintenance can extend its lifespan and ensure maximum protection for workers performing work at height. Remember, safety is the top priority when working at height, so look after your personal protective equipment to ensure optimum protection.

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