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Document ID (ISN)101216
CIS number 03-425
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG367
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Inspecting fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Sep. 2002. 17p. Illus. 2 ref.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg367.pdf [in English]
Abstract This booklet is mainly aimed at employers responsible for the use of fall arrest equipment made from webbing or rope. Synthetic fibres used for making webbing or rope may degrade under the effects of abuse, wear, ultraviolet radiation or chemicals, and therefore the equipment should be inspected at regular intervals. Contents: legal requirements; inspection regime; scope of the inspections; examples of defects and damage; withdrawing faulty equipment from use; examples of equipment that have been withdrawn.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; fall arresters; inspection; plant safety organization
Descriptors (secondary) responsibilities of employers; legal aspects; safety guides; ropes; periodical checks; synthetic fibres
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Belts, harnesses and lifelines
Labour inspection