At SSD Safety, we talk to many trades people who have been misinformed about the upkeep and safety legislation for their fall arrest harnesses.

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Understanding the law

There are several regulations that are required by law; if these are not upheld you could face prosecution or sustain real injury in the workplace.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations (1992) states that employers are required by law to maintain fall arrest equipment; this includes providing a suitable replacement.

Furthermore, the Work at Height Regulations (2005) requires that all equipment that is exposed to extreme conditions, which could result in deterioration, should be inspected at suitable intervals.

The British Standard states that apparatus should be examined at least every twelve months, however manufacturers usually recommend inspections more frequently than this. Inspections should be completed by a qualified professional to verify that the equipment is safe to use.


Getting your equipment serviced

SSD Safety Ltd are authorised service agents for a vast array of the manufacturers of safety equipment in the UK and Europe and our trained technicians can service equipment on site.

Our workshops can service Gas Detectors, Breathing Apparatus, Tripods, Winches, Fall Arrest equipment including Harnesses and other specialist products. Getting equipment serviced correctly is critical to maintaining its standard and reliability. All equipment serviced by us is returned with the relevant certificates and documents relating to each individual service.

Here at SSD Safety, we are currently running a special offer to ensure your harnesses are in excellent condition. When five or more harnesses are purchased, we will be supplying £10 off vouchers per harness purchased; this can be redeemed when the harness is due for its twelve monthly service. Offer ends March 31st 2016.

Contact us on 01293 551938 or for more information. Or alternatively, visit our trade counter: Unit 10 Oakwood Trade Park, Gatwick Road, Crawley, RH10 9AZ.

To see our full range of harnesses, visit our product page.