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How To Properly Inspect Fall Protection Equipment

This 4 minute safety training video covers: What is the importance of inspecting the fall protection equipment before using, what are the things to look for when inspecting the equipment, when to disposed an equipment. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 12 minute full length version.

The Full-Length Version is Available on DVD!

Atlantic Training’s "Fall Protection" training program provides the information employees need to work safely when they are "off the ground", and satisfies the major training requirements in the OSHA Standard on Fall Protection.

Most of these incidents could have been prevented, so OSHA requires employers to provide fall protection equipment to their workers, as well as train them on how to use it properly. But in spite of this focus, the lack of proper fall protection equipment continues to be OSHA’s most frequently-cited violation.

Grim facts, but here’s the silver lining: You can provide your customers with the latest fall protection training that will both help their employees to work safely "off the ground" and employers to meet the training requirements in the OSHA Fall Protection Standard.

This updated training also includes all-new visuals and a fresh look and feel that engage employees more effectively and promote better learning.

Areas covered in the program include:

Video Transcript

Before you put on your harness inspect it for webbing, broken fibers or cuts, distorted D rings, cracks or rough or sharp edges on metal parts, unusual wear where the buckle attaches and a safely working buckle. Hold the harness by the back D ring and shake the strap into place. Defective equipment can kill you. The few minutes to takes to inspect your equipment before its shift can save your life. Worn defective equipment should be taken out of service. Follow your facility procedures for safely maintaining and storing your fall protection equipment. In general, equipment should be stored away from excessive heat, some light, chemical reaction and welding spatter.