How do you inspect your harnesses?
- Inspect webbing by creating a "U" shaped bend and sliding your hands along its length while looking for cuts and abrasions, broken or frayed stitching, and chemical damage.
- Inspect buckles for loose or frayed attachments or distortion of the buckle.
- Tongue buckles should be free of sharp edges and distortion in shape or motion.
- Friction buckles should be inspected for distortion. The outer and/or center bars must be straight.
- Check attachment points including D-Rings for distortion, cracks, breaks and rough or sharp edges. Make sure that there are no signs of rust or corrosion, dents, bends or other defects. The D-Rings should not be cutting into or damaging the harness webbing.
How do you clean the harnesses?
- Gently wipe off any surface dirt from the harness. Using a mild solution of water and liquid detergent wash thoroughly.
- Rinse the webbing in clean water until all soap is removed.
- Dry the harness by hanging it away from direct heat and out of the sunlight.
- Once dry store in a clean, dry area, free from fumes, sunlight, corrosive materials, and sharp edges.
Properly cared for and inspected, your harnesses will give you years of productive use. Have a question about rope care or what rope you need for a device? We are always available to help via phone at 203-692-4644 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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