Tip: Harness Safety Inspection

Posted by Ben Haase on

We do not have to tell you how important the harness is for the safety of your adventure park customers and staff.  This is why it is crucial that every harness be inspected before each use.
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 orders@ropesparkequipment.com.


Note: Manufacturer's recommendations, manuals, and instructions should always be referenced and followed. 

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