How do I fit my fall arrest harness?
Fitting or donning a fall arrest harness may look complicated but once you are familiar with the process it couldn't be simpler.
Before you begin, your first priority is to inspect the harness. Remember: your primary responsibility is your own safety. Don't leave it to someone else! If you are unsure or spot anything strange, DO NOT USE IT. Falling from height is the biggest killer in the workplace, don't become a statistic!
Step 1. Hold your harness by the D ring and shake out any kinks, ensuring the straps are not tangled or twisted.
Lastly, consider the environment you are working in: are there any other risks to consider? If so, make sure you are using the CORRECT personal protection equipment for the situation. For example, wearing a hi-vis jacket may ensure your colleagues can see you. However, if it hasn't been adapted to fit around a fall arrest harness, you are putting yourself in unnecessary danger. If you are not sure, please ask.