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Inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope.

Overview

This leaflet is mainly aimed at employers who use fall arrest equipment incorporating energy-absorbing lanyards made from webbing. It gives generic advice on inspection regimes for this equipment where it is used to provide protection against falls from a height. However, many of the principles can also be applied to non-energy-absorbing lanyards and safety harnesses used for the same purpose. They can also be applied to similar equipment made from rope. Contents: Introduction; Legal requirements for inspection; Inspection regime; Scope of the inspection regime; Examples of defects and damage; Withdrawing lanyards from use; Examples of lanyards that have been withdrawn.

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Guidance, Wear and tear, Fibres, Dirt, Grit, Chemicals, Risk assessment, Hazards, Defects.

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Author
HSE
Date of Publication
2002
Publisher
HSE Books
Length
17 pages
Format
Free leaflet / Priced pack
Series Code
INDG367
ISBN
9780717625529
Stock Code
INDG367
Copyright Status
Open Government Licence
Inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope.
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