Posted: 2 Dec '19

The Proper Way to Inspect Your Fall Protection Equipment

Accidents happen as it is apart of every workforce. However, there are some accidents that are avoidable. You want to make sure that before every job, you execute a fall protection equipment inspection to ensure that the equipment used meets all safety standards.

Being sure your equipment is safe and secure is essential to getting a job done without injury or worse. Therefore, follow these steps the next time you do your fall protection equipment inspection to be sure that your equipment meets all the safety standards and regulations.

1. Stitching

Be sure to check all the stitching and webbing on the equipment. You are looking for broken, burned, pulled or cut stitches or webbing. Furthermore, bend the webbing in a U form to check for any possible issues that can cause severe problems.

2. All metal parts

All the rollers should move freely, and the hardware should not have cracks or sharp edges. Check all connection points for wear and tear.

3. Broken Strands

All the rope strands should be in perfect condition. How you check the ropes is by twisting the rope to undo some of the braiding to check the lanyard for broken strands. Any that have broken strands should be discarded immediately.


When conducting your fall protection equipment inspection, you are the most important part of the process. Be aware of any issues that could arise with the equipment and make sure the equipment will withstand the force of the job at hand.

Furthermore, most fall protection equipment comes with manufacturer instructions on how to handle the equipment and how to inspect it. Therefore, be sure to familiarize yourself with these instructions and not to discard them. Those instructions are vital to conducting a proper fall protection equipment inspection.

Finally, if you find any issues with your fall protection equipment, be sure to discard it completely. You can burn it or throw it out, but the equipment should not be used or accidentally returned to the pile of good fall protection equipment. It is your job to make sure that equipment never gets used by anyone.

If It Is Broken, Fix it!

Having safe equipment is the most important part of the job to ensure everyone’s safety while working. If you need to replace broken or discarded equipment, contact us, and we can help you find the right equipment that is safe and secure for the job.

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