Inspection, maintenance and certification

Fall Protection Equipment

Inspection, maintenance, proper storage, and good care of your harnesses and SRLs will not only extend product life but will also allow you to get the most value from your personal protective equipment.

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Here are some crucial information and practical tips you can apply in your day-to-day to make sure your equipment is working as hard as you do.

Fall protection services

Our Offer

Fall Protection:

  • Competent inspector of personal protective equipment
  • Recertification and repair of self-retracting lifelines

Why SAM?

Reduction of equipment downtime

Automatic recall notification
for the following maintenances

Minor repairs performed (if necessary) in conjunction with annual certifications

Reduced downtime

Harnesses & SRLs: Inspection and recertification

Fall protection equipment needs to be visually inspected before each use and must be inspected by a competent person at least every six months. Frequent use or wear will need more frequent inspections. We suggest:

  • Pre-use inspection
  • Post-use inspection
  • Bi-annual or annual inspection by a competent worker

What is a competent worker?

In general, for people to be competent in the health and safety aspects of their work, they will need a combination of the following requirements:

  • be qualified because of knowledge, training, and experience to do the assigned work
  • have knowledge about the hazards and risks associated with the job or task to be performed (e.g., knows what hazards and risks are present)
  • know how to recognize, evaluate, and control these hazards and risks (e.g., knows what precautions to take or controls to use/are in place for the different hazards or risks)
  • can work so that their health and safety and the health and safety of others is not in danger
  • have knowledge of the laws and regulations that apply to the work being done.

Source: OH&S Legislation in Canada – Competent, CCOHS.

Harness certification

The annual inspection carried out by a competent worker should be documented and the inspection procedures need to be carefully written down. If you have equipment that has been stored for a long period, a formal inspection by a competent person should be performed.

Remember to inspect all equipment according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Instructions should be kept in a location where they are readily accessible to the workers.

Don’t forget to remove equipment from service if a warning system or stress indicator has been activated and follow the manufacturer’s direction for equipment disposal.

We offer manufacturers' certified inspections for a wide range of partners.

Did you know?

Certification frequency: Fall Protection

Annually, unless the equipment has been damaged. If the equipment has been dropped or damaged, recertification must be carried out immediately.

Did you know? We recertify and repair self-retracting lifelines and harnesses. SPI logs all inspections in Field ID to ensure proper record keeping.

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