Due to the highly technical nature of a fall protection system, OSHA requires that at minimum, an annual inspection must be performed by a qualified individual. For over 25 years, GHB Fall Protection has provided customers with a complete, turnkey source for fall protection services including certifying the safety of systems and their components. If during a periodic safety equipment certification, any component of your fall arrest or fall protection system is determined to be damaged, we are trained to perform the necessary repairs. GHB Fall Protection personnel can also provide system training to keep your employees aware of proper use and industry best practices. The combination of these services helps to keep your employees safe and provides your company the up-to-date training and inspection documentation required by OSHA and recommended by ANSI Z359.6.
OSHA Regulations Regarding Annual Fall Protection System Inspections
All parts of the equipment including control systems shall be inspected, and, where necessary, tested by a competent person at intervals specified by the manufacturer/supplier, but not to exceed 12 months, to determine that they are in safe operating condition. Parts subject to wear, such as wire ropes, bearings, gears, and governors shall be inspected and/or tested to determine that they have not worn to such an extent as to affect the safe operation of the installation. 1910.66(g)(2)(ii)
The building owner shall keep a certification record of each inspection and test required under paragraphs (g)(2)(i) and (ii) of this section. The certification record shall include the date of the inspection, the signature of the person who performed the inspection, and the number, or other identifier, of the building support structure and equipment which was inspected. This certification record shall be kept readily available for review. 1910.66(g)(2)(iii)
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