• Published: 17 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3242

Fall Protection Equipment Failure

Cause & Consequence

  • Failure of PPE/RPE
Incident Consequence
Not Assigned

Incident Location

Any Location Type

Incident Activity

Any Activity Type

Incident Info Source

Step change in safety

Specific Incident Equipment

Specific Supplier information is not available at this time. The alert is designed to raise awareness and encourage detailed visual examination of all forms of fall protection equipment.

Lessons Identified

Importance of visual examination by individuals and to NEVER assume the equipment is fit for purpose, even when new.There is no current alert issued for this event, the information was sent via e mail from the IADC.

Incident Recommendations

Ensure trained, competent personnel inspect safety critical PPE.Ensure that all Fall Protection is thoroughly inspected prior to use.

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