Inspection Checklist

YesNo
1. Is the Webbing in good condition?
2. Are the Snap Hooks and Karabiners in good condition?
3. Are the D-rings in good condition?
4. Are the Buckles and Adjusters in good condition?
5. Is the Sewing in good condition?
6. Are the Ropes in good condition
1. Is the Webbing in good condition?
  • Cuts or tears
  • Abrasion damage especially where there is contact with hardware
  • Excessive stretching
  • Damage due to contact with heat, corrosives, or solvents
  • Deterioration due to rotting, mildew, or ultraviolet exposure
2. Are the Snap Hooks and Karabiners in good condition?
  • Distortion of hook or latch
  • Cracks or forging folds
  • Wear at swivels and latch pivot pin
  • Open rollers
  • Free movement of the latch over its full travel
  • Broken, weak or misplaced latch springs (compare with a new snap hook)
  • Free from dirt or other obstructions, e.g. rust
3. Are the D-rings in good condition?
  • Excessive ‘vertical’ movement of the straight portion of the D-ring where it is retained by the webbing, so that the corners between the straight and curved sections of the D become completely exposed.

    (NOTE: Excessive vertical movement of the ring in its mounting can allow the nose of larger snap hooks to become lodged behind the straight portion of the D, in which position the snap hook can often accidentally ‘roll out’ of the D under load.)

  • Cracks, especially at the intersection of the straight and curved portions
  • Distortion or other physical damage of the D-ring
  • Excessive loss of cross-section due to wear
4. Are the Buckles and Adjusters in good condition?
  • Distortion of other physical damage
  • Cracks and forging laps where applicable
  • Bent tongues
  • Open rollers

5. Is the Sewing in good condition?

  • Broken, cut or worn threads
  • Damage or weakening of threads due to contact with heat, corrosives, solvents or mildew

6.  Are the Ropes in good condition?

  • Cuts
  • Abrasion or fraying
  • Stretching
  • Damage due to contact with heat, corrosives, solvents, etc.
  • Deterioration due to ultraviolet light or mildew

7. Are the Chains in good condition?

  • Physical damage
  • Security of attachments to snap hooks, rings, similar components
YesNo
1. Rope
2. Anchorage Body
3. Locking Mechanism and Rope Guides
4. Snap Hooks and Links

1. Rope

  • Make sure the rope can be fully extended and retracts (winds back) back properly.
  • Check the entire length of the rope for any damage (abrasion, fraying, stretching, evidence of contact with heat or chemicals).

Make sure you give the rope a firm pull while it is fully extended to test that it is securely attached to the drum of the inertial reel.

2. Anchorage Body

  • The main 2 parts to check on the anchorage body are the mounting ring and the casing.
  • Check that there is no visible damage to either of these components.
  • Also check that there are no loose or missing parts.

3. Locking Mechanism and Rope Guides

  • Check for any wear or damage.
  • Check that the locking mechanism is working correctly and holds securely.
  • Check that the rope rewinds completely without loss of tension.

4. Snap Hooks and Links

  • Make sure the locking action is working on these parts and that there are no signs of damage or wear.