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Full body harness course 989

Full Body Harness (course #989)

Course orientation
Course Orientation

  • Registration

  • Smoking Area

  • Restrooms

  • Fire Escape

  • Breaks

  • Measurement

  • Review & Critique

Course content
Course Content

  • Types of Harnesses

  • Proper Care

  • Inspection

  • Donning & Adjusting


Given classroom instruction, each student will properly conduct the inspection, donning, and adjusting of the Full Body Harness with no error that would jeopardize safety

Full body harness
Full Body Harness

  • Training References

    - OSHA 1926.502 CFR 29

    - AFOSH 91-31

    - T.O 00-25-245 section 1

    - Manufacture’s Inspection document

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Full Body Harness

  • Two types of harnesses

    - L3321

    -- Back D-ring, chest strap, adjuster buckles on leg straps (yellow nylon)

    - L1310000

    -- same as L3321 except nylon is orange and leg adjustments have eyelets

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Full Body Harness

  • Proper care for your harness

    - Corrosion

    - Chemical hazards

    - Excessive Heat

    - Electrical hazards

    - Capacity

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Full Body Harness

  • Proper care (cont).

    - Corrosion

    -- Keep metal as dry as possible

    - Chemical hazards

    -- Acids & chemicals will deteriorate and weaken harness (inspect prior to use)

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Full Body Harness

  • Proper care (cont).

    - Excessive Heat

    -- Avoid direct flames, high temperatures, spark producing equipment

    - Electrical Hazards

    -- Avoid high voltage environment due to the conductive metal rings & buckles

    - Capacity

    -- Do not exceed 310 lbs

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Full Body Harness

Name 5 ways you can extend theservice life of your equipment?

Avoid moisture to prevent corrosion

Avoid chemicals or acids

Avoid excessive heat

Avoid electrical power sources

Do not exceed 310 pounds

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Full Body Harness

  • Inspection

    -- Performed prior every use

    -- Supervisor’s are required to document inspection every 6 months

    -- Unsafe equipment must be reported to your supervisor and replaced a.s.a.p

    -- Destroy equipment and replace for a one for one swap

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Full Body Harness

  • Inspection

  • - I.D label & plastic keepers

    - Buckles & D-ring

    -- Inspect metal for worn parts, functionality of hardware, cracks, corrosion, burrs, sharp edges and security of attachments.

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Full Body Harness

  • Inspection (webbing)

    - Check for wear, cuts, frayed edges, frayed strap material, discoloration may be caused by exposure to heat or chemicals, burns, holes

    - Do not attempt to repair the harness or modify for temp fixes

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Full Body Harness

  • Inspect Energy Absorber

    -- Verify absorber is still intact and has not been subjected to forces of a fall

    -- Inspect energy absorber for evidence of elongation or tears

    -- Inspect for excessive wear or deterioration (destroy and replace equipment)

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Full Body Harness

What must you do if you detect a harness unserviceable?

1. Report the defected equipment to your supervisor.

2. Destroy the equipment so no one accidentally wears it.

3. Replace the equipment immediately

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Full Body Harness

How long will it take your body to hit the ground off a 18 foot wing on the C-130?

At what speed will your body be travelling

after a 1 second fall?

.56 or 1/2 second

21 miles per hour

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Full Body Harness

  • Donning and Adjusting

    - Hold the harness by the back D-ring and unwind loose straps

    - Slide one arm at a time so the harness can rest on both shoulders,connect chest strap

    - Grab one of the belts and mate the eyelets until all the slack is taken on the leg, repeat the same procedure for the other leg

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Full Body Harness

  • Who’s responsible to perform the daily inspection?

  • Who’s responsibility to perform the

    semi-annual inspection?


Your supervisor

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Full Body Harness

What AFOSH Standard covers

Personal Protective Equipment?

AFOSH 91-31

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Full Body Harness

What Technical Order covers Personal Safety & Rescue Equipment?

T.O. 00-25-245

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Full Body Harness


Different types of Harnesses


Don & Adjust

Reporting & Replacing Unsafe Equipment

Destroy harness to prevent accidental usage