OSHA Personal Fall Arrest System Checklist

Use this OSHA Personal Fall Arrest System Checklist for inspections of all components before use, ensuring proper setup and safety compliance at your workplace.?

OSHA Personal Fall Arrest System Checklist



OSHA Personal Fall Arrest System

1. Is your Personal Fall Arrest System made up of an anchorage, connecting device, and a full body harness?


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2. Are the components from the same manufacturer to ensure that the system works as it should? If not, has any substitution or change to a personal fall arrest system been fully evaluated or tested by a competent person to determine that it meets the standard?


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3. Has your personal fall arrest system been inspected for damage each time before you wear it? [If there are defects, or if someone has taken a fall using the equipment, it must be removed from service.]


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4. Is the attachment location of the body harness in the center of your back, near the shoulder level, or above your head?


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5. Do vertical lifelines or lanyards have a minimum breaking strength of 5,000 lbs? Are they protected against being cut or abraded?


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6. Will each worker be attached to a separate vertical lifeline?


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7. Is the webbing, [the materials used for ropes and straps of lifelines, lanyards, and harnesses]made of synthetic fibers?


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8. Is the anchorage for workers’ personal fall arrest equipment independent of any anchorage used to support or suspend platforms? Is it able to support at least 5,000 lbs. per worker attached to it?


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9. Are the connectors made from steel or equivalent materials, with a corrosion-resistant finish and smooth edges?


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10. Do the D-rings and snap hooks have a minimum tensile strength of 5,000 lbs.?


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11. Are snap hooks of a locking-type and designed to prevent the snap hook from opening and slipping off the connector?


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12. Are the snap hooks not directly connected to the webbing, rope, or wire, to each other, to a Dring to which another snap hook or other connector is attached, to a horizontal lifeline, or to any other object that could cause the snap hook to open?


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