Cause & Consequence
- Failure of PPE/RPE
Other Cause & ConsequenceDefective equipment
Description of Process
Rope access steel wire sling for use as secure anchor point.
Description of Incident
Good Practice Guidance
Maintaining vigilance and avoiding complacency during work equipment inspections can prevent incidents. New and fully certified equipment could lead to assumption that it is safe for use. In this case, manufacturing and subsequent initial workplace checks did not identify the issue – the work party conducted a thorough inspection of their equipment immediately prior to use and prevented a potentially hazardous situation.
Ask your suppliers if they've had any issues such as this. If so, they should share what they have learned and what did they do to inform those whom they had supplied elsewhere