Do you know how to don a fall protection harness correctly? OK, you probably do, but do your workers know? Proper donning and fitting of your fall protection harness can mean the difference between a protected, controlled fall with a safe recovery, and a fall producing injuries, or even worse, death.
Make sure your employees know their stuff with these 5 simple steps to don a fall protection harness.
Hold harness by the back D-ring. Make certain straps are not twisted.
Slip the harness over your arms and onto your shoulders. Make certain straps are not tangled and hang freely. Shoulder straps should be kept vertical, not pulled into the center of your body.
Grab back leg strap and connect to the buckles attached to the straps on each hip. Pass excess strap through loop keepers. Leg straps should fit snugly.
Attach the chest strap by passing male buckle through female buckle. Strap should be 6″ below top of shoulders. Pass excess strap through loop keeper.
To tighten the harness, pull on the strap’s free ends. To loosen, push down on the adjuster buckle frame. Straps should be the same length. The back D-ring should be centered between your shoulder blades and slide up and down to position.