Fall protection equipment is very important and can last years when it remains in good condition. Most will realize how crucial fall protection items are because if you should fall you need to have something there to prevent you from getting hurt. However, very few really take serious care of their fall protection items and end up damaging them to the point where they need replacing. How to properly store and care for your safety equipment?
Harnesses Should Be Hung Up
Harnesses are easily crushed and damaged when they are squeezed into cupboards and storage boxes. This means the harnesses are potentially risky to use even on a basic construction job because they cannot be used when they are damaged. Instead you should look to hanging up the harnesses in safe areas as soon as you are finished with them. It’s the same with fall protection anchors; they should be stored very carefully away from sharp tools which could cause damage.
Don’t Leave Fall Protection Equipment Out In the Elements
One of the worst things any construction worker can do is leave their items outside because the weather will get to them. Rain can easily degrade the equipment leaving them unsafe to use and in actual fact you will need to replace them. This can be very costly so instead, look at storing all fall protection equipment indoors at all times. It will reduce the risk of them getting damaged … Read the rest..