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This user instruction manual covers all Miller and Miller Titan full-body harnesses, as well as body belts (excluding Linemen’s Belts). Thank you for your purchase of Honeywell Miller fall protection equipment manufactured by Honeywell Industrial Safety.

WARNING
All persons using this equipment must read, understand and follow all instructions. Failure to do so may result in serious injury or death. Do not use this equipment unless you are properly trained.

It is crucial that the authorized person/user of this equipment read and understand these instructions. Additionally, federal law requires employers to ensure that all users are trained in the proper installation, use, inspection, and maintenance of fall protection equipment. Fall protection training should be an integral part of a comprehensive safety program. Proper use of fall arrest systems can save lives and reduce the potential of serious injuries from a fall. The user must be aware that forces experienced during the arrest of a fall or prolonged suspension may cause bodily injury. Consult a physician if there is any question about the user’s ability to use this product. Pregnant women and minor children must not use this product.

Purpose

Honeywell Industrial Safety offers a wide array of full-body harnesses for every application. While full-body harnesses may be used for positioning, travel restraint and rescue, they are the only acceptable form of body wear for fall arrest. Harness designs offer superior safety and functionality with features developed to meet key user needs, such as comfort, fit, ease of use, style, durability, compliance, flexibility and convenience.

WARNING
Always use a full-body harness for fall arrest. Body belts may be used for positioning and travel restraint only.

General Fall Protection Requirements

General Requirements
The user’s organization shall retain the manufacturer’s instructions and make them readily available to all users. All authorized persons/users must reference the regulations governing occupational safety, as well as applicable ANSI or CSA standards. Please refer to product labeling for information on specific OSHA regulations, ANSI and CSA standards met by product. It is essential that the users of this type of equipment receive proper training and instruction including detailed procedures for the safe use of such equipment in their work application. ANSI/ASSP Z359.2, Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program, establishes guidelines and requirements for an employer’s managed fall protection program including policies, duties and training; fall protection procedures; eliminating and controlling fall hazards; rescue procedures; incident investigations; and evaluating program effectiveness. Full-body harnesses which meet OSHA, current ANSI/ASSP and CSA standards are intended to be used with other components of a personal fall arrest system that limit maximum arrest forces to 1800 pounds (8kN) or less. Proper precautions should always be taken to remove any obstructions, debris, material, or other recognized hazards from the work area that could cause injuries or interfere with the operation of the system. Always check for obstructions below the work area to make sure potential fall path is clear. Allow adequate fall clearance below the work surface. To minimize the potential for accidental disengagement, a competent person must ensure system compatibility. All equipment must be inspected before each use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Additionally, equipment must be inspected by a competent person, other than the user, on a regular basis, at least annually. Any product exhibiting deformities, unusual wear, or deterioration must be immediately discarded in such a manner as to prevent inadvertent further use.

WARNING
Any equipment subject to a fall must be removed from service. The authorized person/user shall have a rescue plan and the means at hand to implement it when using this equipment.

Equipment must not be altered in any way. Repairs must be performed only by the manufacturer, persons or entities authorized in writing by the manufacturer. Never use fall protection equipment for purposes other than those for which it was designed. Fall protection equipment should never be used for towing or hoisting. Environmental hazards should be considered when selecting fall protection equipment. Equipment must not be exposed to chemicals, heat, flames, or other environmental conditions which may produce a harmful effect. Polyester should not be used in certain chemical or acidic environments. All synthetic material must be protected from slag, hot sparks, open flames, or other heat sources. The use of heat-resistant materials is recommended in these applications. Do not allow equipment to come in contact with anything that will damage it including, but not limited to, sharp, abrasive, rough or high-temperature surfaces, heat sources, electrical hazards, or moving machinery. Do not expose the equipment to any hazard which it is not designed to withstand. Consult the manufacturer in cases of doubt.

WARNING
Do not expose the equipment to any hazard which it is not designed to withsWARNING tand. Consult the manufacturer in cases of doubt. Never remove product labels, which include important warnings and information for the authorized person/user.

Warnings and Limitations Capacity [See TABLE 1]

The allowable capacity of Miller and Miller Titan harnesses varies among the requirements of ANSI, CSA and OSHA. Based on the requirements of these fall protection standards and on Honeywell’s internal test program, the harness capacity rating for Miller and Miller Titan harnesses is as shown in TABLE 1. Users must refer to the variable harness identification label included on the harness at the time of shipping to verify the standards to which the specific harness model complies. (Refer to sample variable label in Appendix C)

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TABLE 1: Harness Capacity Range* marked compliant with…

  • Includes body weight, clothing and tools.
  • CSA Z259.10 does not specify a capacity range for harnesses; therefore, the manufacturer may establish the maximum capacity based on testing in accordance with CSA requirements and their internal test program.
  • Honeywell, as the manufacturer, rates the harnesses to a maximum 420 lb (190.5 kg); however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the user and the user’s employer to determine if they elect to comply with the ANSI standards which limit capacity range to 130-310 lb (59-140 kg).
    Note: For compliance with OSHA 1926.502(d)(16) – If the system is used by an employee having a combined tool and body weight between 310 lb (140.6 kg) and 420 lb (190.5 kg), then the employer must appropriately modify the criteria and protocols to provide proper protection for such heavier weights, or the system will not be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of OSHA 1926.502(d)(16).

System Compatibility

Miller full-body harnesses and body belts are designed for use with Honeywell-approved components only. Substitution or replacement with non-approved component combinations or subsystems or both may affect or interfere with the safe function of each other and endanger the compatibility within the system. This incompatibility may affect the reliability and safety of the total system.

WARNING
Always refer to the regulations and standards regarding personal fall arrest system component requirements and the instructions provided with each component being used as part of the personal fall arrest system.

  1. Limits of Use
    Fall arrest connecting devices shall be attached to the dorsal attachment element (back D-ring) of the full-body harness unless the application allows for the use of an alternate attachment.
  2. Anchorage Requirements
    Anchorage must be capable of supporting 5,000 lb (22.2 kN) per worker or meet OSHA 1926.502 requirements for a safety factor of two. ANSI anchorage requirements are as follows:
    • For fall arrest systems, anchorages must withstand a static load of 5,000 lb (22.2 kN) for non-certified anchorages or two times the maximum arresting force for certified anchorages.
    • For positioning systems, anchorages must withstand a static load of 3,000 lb (13.3 kN) for non-certified anchorages or two times the foreseeable force for certified anchorages.
    • For travel restraint, anchorages must withstand a static load of 1,000 lb (4.5 kN) for non-certified anchorages or two times the foreseeable force for certified anchorages.
    • When more than one personal fall arrest system is attached to an anchorage, the above anchorage strengths must be multiplied by the number of personal fall arrest systems attached to the anchorage.

Wearing a Full-Body Harness

Correct fit of a full-body harness is essential to proper performance. Users must be trained to select the size and maintain the fit of their full-body harness. Users must follow manufacturer’s instructions for proper fit and sizing, paying particular attention to ensure that buckles are connected and aligned correctly, leg straps and shoulder straps are kept snug at all times, chest straps are located in the middle chest area and leg straps are positioned and snug to avoid contact with the genitalia should a fall occur. It is extremely important to maintain a properly fitting harness throughout the entire duration of a work shift.

Donning a Harness 

  1. Hold harness by back D-ring. Shake harness to allow all straps to fall in place.
  2. If chest, waist and/or leg straps are connected, release straps by unbuckling.
  3. Slip straps over shoulders so D-ring is located in middle of back between shoulder blades.
  4. Pull leg strap between legs and connect to corresponding end. Repeat with second leg strap. Tighten leg straps so that they are snug, without obstructing normal blood circulation in the legs. Connect waist strap/belt, if present. Waist strap/belt should be snug but not binding.
  5. Connect chest strap and position in midchest area 6” (152mm) to 8” (203mm) below the trachea but not below the sternum. If adjustable, tighten chest strap to keep shoulder straps taut.
    Note: If the chest strap is positioned too high, it may move upward during a fall arrest causing the user to risk strangulation. If the chest strap is positioned too low, or not connected at all, the user will be at risk of falling out of the harness during a fall.
  6. Tighten shoulder straps until snug.
  7. After all webbing straps have been buckled, readjust harness fit as needed so that harness is snug but allows full range of movement. Secure excess strap in elastic loop keepers.
  8. Verify correct harness fit using the following checklist:
    • All buckles are properly connected.
    • Webbing straps are not twisted and are snug with excess webbing secured in elastic loop keepers. Back D-ring is located in middle of back between shoulder blades.
    • Chest strap is positioned in mid-chest area as specified.

Helpful Hint

When not in use, Honeywell recommends hanging the harness by its back D-ring to help it keep its shape and provide the worker with a starting point when next donning the harness.

Donning a Pullover Front D-Ring Harness

  1. If leg straps are connected, release straps by unbuckling.
  2. Hold harness by back D-ring and rotate so that the front D-ring is facing you.
  3. Grasp shoulder straps directly below the front D-ring with both hands. Place head through center of harness between the front and back D-rings.
  4. Spin the harness 180 degrees and adjust harness so that the shoulder straps run vertically over the chest, the front D-ring is positioned in the mid-chest area, and the back D-ring is located in the middle of the back between the shoulder blades.
  5. Pull leg strap between legs and connect to corresponding end. Repeat with second leg strap. Tighten leg straps so that they are snug without obstructing normal blood circulation in the legs.
  6. Using the friction buckles, adjust shoulder straps until snug.
  7. Readjust harness fit as needed so that harness is snug but allows full range of movement. Secure excess strap in elastic loop keepers.
  8. Verify correct harness fit.

Donning a Ms. Miller Harness (570 / E570) 

  1. Hold harness by back D-ring. Shake harness to allow all straps to fall in place.
  2. If chest and leg straps are connected, release straps by unbuckling.
  3. Holding harness by the shoulder straps, step through the waist strap and slip shoulder straps over shoulders so that the back D-ring is located in the middle of the back between shoulder blades.
  4. Pull leg strap between legs and connect to corresponding end. Repeat with second leg strap. Tighten leg straps so that they are snug without obstructing normal blood circulation in the legs.
  5. Tighten waist strap. Waist strap should be snug, but not binding.
  6. Connect chest strap and position in mid-chest area 6” (152mm) to 8” (203mm) below the trachea but not below the sternum. Tighten to keep shoulder straps taut.
  7. After all webbing straps have been buckled, readjust harness fit as needed so that the harness is snug but allows full range of movement. Secure excess strap in elastic loop keepers.
  8. Verify correct harness fit.

Using a Full-Body Harness

SRD-P integrated connector Element:

Some harnesses are equipped with a factory-installed integrated SRD-P connector located below the Dorsal D ring (Refer to Appendix A, Image 2). These are for connecting various styles of single and twin Miller SRD-P. Compatible connections include Miller G2 connector and Miller Pin style harness connector, 17D-1, and 17D-2. These connections are not compatible with rebar hooks or snap hooks.

Use of Attachment Elements (D-Rings/Web Loops) [See TABLE 2]

Dorsal Attachment Element – Back D-Ring/Web Loop – The dorsal attachment element shall be used as the primary fall arrest attachment unless the application allows the use of an alternate attachment. The dorsal attachment may also be used for travel restraint or rescue. When supported by the dorsal attachment during a fall, the design of the full-body harnesses shall direct load through the shoulder straps supporting the user and around the thighs. Supporting the user, post-fall, by the dorsal attachment will result in an upright body position with a slight lean to the front with some slight pressure to the lower chest. Considerations should be made when choosing a sliding versus fixed dorsal attachment element. Sliding dorsal attachments are generally easier to adjust to different user sizes, and allow a more vertical rest position post fall, but can increase full-body harnesses stretch.

CAUTION:
Due to the nature of soft loop connections, it is recommended that only soft loops and carabiners be used to connect to soft loop attachments. Connecting snap hooks to soft loops is not a preferred connection. However, if a snap hook is used to connect to a soft loop, the snap hook must be ANSI compliant with a gate strength of at least 3,600 lb (16 kN). (Current CSA standards do not allow the use of snap hooks with soft loops.)

Sternal Attachment Element – Chest Area Front D-Ring – The sternal attachment may be used as an alternative fall arrest attachment in applications where the dorsal attachment is determined to be inappropriate by a competent person and where there is no chance to fall in a direction other than feet first. Free fall shall be limited to 2 ft. (0.6m). Accepted practical uses for a sternal attachment include, but are not limited to, ladder climbing with a guided type fall arrester, ladder climbing with an overhead self-retracting lifeline for fall arrest, work positioning, and rope access. The sternal attachment may also be used for travel restraint or rescue. When supported by the sternal attachment during a fall, the design of the full-body harnesses shall direct load through the shoulder straps supporting the user and around the thighs. Supporting the user, post fall, by the sternal attachment will result in roughly a sitting or cradled body position with weight concentrated on the thighs, buttocks and lower back. Supporting the user during work positioning by this sternal attachment will result in an approximate upright body position. If the sternal attachment is used for fall arrest, the competent person evaluating the application should take measures to ensure that a fall can only occur feet first. This may include limiting the allowable free fall distance. It may be possible for a sternal attachment incorporated into an adjustable style chest strap to cause the chest strap to slide up and possibly choke the user during a fall, extraction, suspension, etc. The competent person should consider full-body harness models with a fixed sternal attachment for these applications.

Frontal Attachment Element – The frontal attachment serves as a ladder-climbing connection for guided type fall arresters where there is no chance to fall in a direction other than feet first or may be used for work positioning. Supporting the user, post-fall or during work positioning, by the frontal attachment will result in a sitting body position with the upper torso upright with weight concentrated on the thighs and buttocks. When supported by the frontal attachment the design of the full-body harnesses shall direct load directly around the thighs and under the buttocks by means of the sub-pelvic strap.
If the frontal attachment is used for fall arrest, the competent person evaluating the application should take measures to ensure that a fall can only occur feet first. This may include limiting the allowable free fall distance.

Shoulder Attachment Element and Shoulder D-Rings – The shoulder attachment elements shall be used as a pair and are an acceptable attachment for rescue and entry/retrieval. The shoulder attachment elements shall not be used for fall arrest. It is recommended that the shoulder attachment elements be used in conjunction with a yoke which incorporates a spreader element to keep the full-body harnesses shoulder straps separate. Waist, Rear Attachment Element – The waist, rear attachment shall be used solely for travel restraint. The waist, rear attachment element shall not be used for fall arrest. Under no circumstances is it acceptable to use the waist, rear attachment for purposes other than travel restraint. The waist, rear attachment shall only be subjected to minimal loading through the waist of the user and shall never be used to support the full weight of the user.

WARNING
Never use shoulder, rear-waist, hip or suspension seat attachment elements for fall arrest. Do not use the rear-waist attachment element for any purpose other than travel restraint.

Hip Attachment Elements and Side D-Rings – The hip attachment elements shall be used as a pair and shall be used solely for work positioning. The hip attachment elements shall not be used for fall arrest. Hip attachments are often used for work positioning by arborists, utility workers climbing poles and construction workers tying rebar and climbing on form walls. Users are cautioned against using the hip attachment elements (or any other rigid point on the full-body harnesses) to store the unused end of a fall arrest lanyard as this may cause a tripping hazard or, in the case of multiple leg lanyards, could cause adverse loading to the full-body harnesses and the wearer through the unused portion of the lanyard.

Suspension Seat Attachment Elements – The suspension seat attachment elements shall be used as a pair and shall be used solely for work positioning. The suspension seat attachment elements shall not be used for fall arrest. Suspension seat attachments are often used for prolonged work activities where the user is suspended allowing the user to sit on the suspension seat formed between the two attachment elements. An example of this use would be window washers on large buildings.
Suspension Loop Attachment Elements – The suspension loop attachment elements shall be used as a pair and shall be used solely for work positioning.

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TABLE 2: Use of Attachment Elements on Full-Body Harnesses

WARNING 
Always ensure that the connecting device snap hook (or other connectors) is compatible with the harness D-ring, is properly engaged, and is closed and locked.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An improper or incomplete engagement is possible when the inside diameter of the D-ring is very close to the width of the snap hook. As a result, when attempting to engage the snap hook of a connecting device with a D-ring at the back of a harness, the user experiences a feeling of proper engagement, while in fact, the snap hook sits only inside the D-ring. This improper or incomplete engagement is unsafe and is likely to come apart during a fall arrest.

Use of Other Harness Features

Harnesses are equipped with pull-free lanyard rings, also known as lanyard parking attachments. When a connecting device or lanyard is attached to a harness D-ring, but a lanyard leg is not currently in use, the unused lanyard leg shall be stored by connecting it to the lanyard parking attachment. The lanyard parking attachment is generally located in the sternal area to help reduce tripping and entanglement hazards.

CAUTION: When not in use, unused lanyard legs that are still attached to a full-body harness D-ring should not be attached to a work positioning element or any other structural element on the full-body harness unless deemed acceptable by the competent person and manufacturer of the lanyard. This is especially important when using some types of “Y” style lanyards, as some load may be transmitted to the user through the unused lanyard leg if it is not able to release from the harness. The lanyard parking attachment is generally located in the sternal area to help reduce tripping and entanglement hazards.

Elastic Keepers and Web Finials – All full-body harnesses shall include keepers or other components which serve to control loose ends of webbing straps. Miller harnesses are equipped with elastic keepers to store the loose or excess webbing straps. Some harnesses are also equipped with web finials on the ends of each webbing strap to further help secure webbing straps in place. Simply hook the clip of the web finial to the underlying harness strap. CAUTION: Do not allow webbing straps to hang freely as loose ends of straps can get caught in machinery or cause accidental disengagement of an adjuster. All full-body harnesses shall include keepers or other components which serve to control the loose ends of straps.

D-Ring Extension – Some specialty harnesses may be equipped with a dorsal D-ring extension. This dorsal D-ring extension may be used as the fall arrest attachment element in place of the dorsal D-ring. When not in use, the D-ring extension shall be stored in the designated elastic keeper.

CAUTION:
Do not use dorsal D-ring and dorsal D-ring extension simultaneously for fall arrest; only one fall arrest attachment element may be used at a given time. Always account for the additional length of the D-ring extension when calculating fall clearance (refer to 6.0).

Using a Body Belt
A body belt shall be used for positioning or travel restraint only. Body belts may be used in conjunction with a full-body harness; however, the fall arrest attachment elements designated on the harness must be used for fall protection.

WARNING
Do not use a body belt for fall arrest.

Calculating Fall Clearance Distance

It is essential to understand how to calculate the fall clearance distance required for each work application to avoid contact with a lower level. Many additional variables or factors can affect fall clearance, it is imperative that the user also refer to the instructions provided with the connecting device for more comprehensive information. For a more automated approach to calculating Required Fall Clearance, access the Miller Fall Clearance Calculator online: www.millerfalltraining.com/fallclearance/

Fall Clearance Calculation Guidelines:

  • Full-body harness stretch is limited to 18 in. (457.2mm) or less. Full-body harness stretch, the amount the full-body harness component of a personal fall arrest system will stretch and deform during a fall, can contribute to the overall elongation of the system in stopping a fall. It is important to include the increase in fall distance created by full-body harness stretch, as well as the full-body harness connector length, the settling of the user’s body in the full-body harness, and all other contributing factors when calculating total clearance required for a particular fall arrest system. Honeywell Safety Products recommends and includes a 3 ft. (0.9m) safety/stretch factor in its calculations.
  • When a D-ring extension is used, add the length of the extension to the fall clearance calculation.
  • Shock absorbers will elongate when subjected to fall arrest forces. Refer to the labels provided with the connecting device to determine the maximum elongation distance, and be sure to use the maximum elongation distance to calculate required fall clearance.

NOTE:
The shock-absorbing lanyard calculation determines required fall clearance from the connection point of the lanyard (to the anchorage connector or anchorage) to the next lower level or obstruction below the work surface. The self-retracting lifeline calculation determines required fall clearance from the work level to the next lower level or obstruction.

SHOCK-ABSORBING LANYARD FALL CLEARANCE CALCULATION [Calculation taken from connection point of lanyard to anchorage connector or anchorage] Length of Lanyard (LL) 

  • + Max. Elongation/Deceleration Distance (MED)
  • + Height to Worker’s Back D-Ring (H)
  • + 3 ft. (0.9m) Safety/Stretch Factor (SF)
  • = Required Fall Clearance (RFC)

Maximum Arrest Distance (MAD)

  • + [Non-Standing Work Position Factor (NSF)]*
  • + [Swing Fall Factor (SFF)]*
  • + 3 ft. (0.9m) Safety/Stretch Factor (SF)
  • = Required Fall Clearance (RFC)

The self-retracting lifeline fall clearance calculation assumes the user is standing and performing work directly below the anchor point; otherwise, additional fall clearance is required. Refer to I267–Miller Self-Retracting Lifelines User Instruction Manual for more information regarding the non-standing work position factor and the swing fall factor.

Questions? Contact Honeywell Technical Service: 1-800-873-5242 (press 4)

Inspection and Maintenance

Users of personal fall arrest systems shall, at a minimum, comply with all manufacturer instructions regarding the inspection, maintenance and storage of the equipment. The user’s organization shall retain the manufacturer’s instructions and make them readily available to all users. See ANSI/ASSP Z359.2, Minimum Requirements for a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program, regarding user inspection, maintenance and storage of equipment.

Harness and Body Belt Inspection

Honeywell Safety Product’s inspection requirements incorporate the criteria established by current safety standards. The inspection criteria for the equipment shall be set by the user’s organization. Such criteria for the equipment shall equal or exceed the criteria established by this standard or the manufacturer’s instructions, whichever is greater. In addition to the inspection requirements set forth in the manufacturer’s instructions, the equipment shall be inspected by the user before each use and additionally by a competent person, other than the user, at interval of no more than one year for:

  • Absence or illegibility of markings/labels. Refer to Appendix C: Product Labels for details on accessing harness labels.
  • Absence of any elements affecting the equipment form, fit or function.
  • Evidence of defects in, or damage to, strap or ropes including fraying, unspliced, unlaying, kinking, knotting, roping, broken or pulled stitches, excessive elongation, chemical attack, excessive soiling, abrasion, alteration, needed or excessive lubrication, excessive aging and excessive wear. (See TABLE 3.)
  • To inspect, grasp webbing with hands 6-8 inches (152mm-203mm) apart and bend webbing in an inverted “U”. The resulting surface tension makes damaged fibers or cuts easier to detect. Follow this procedure the entire length of webbing, inspecting both sides of each strap.
  • Evidence of defects in, or damage to, hardware elements including cracks, sharp edges, deformation, corrosion, chemical attack, excessive heating, alteration and excessive wear.

Additionally, perform the following hardware checks:

  • D-Ring: D-ring should pivot freely.
  • Tongue Buckles/Grommets: Buckle tongues should be free of distortion in shape and motion. They should overlap the buckle frame and move freely back and forth in their socket. Roller should turn freely on frame. Inspect for loose, distorted or broken grommets. Webbing should not have additional punched holes.
  • Pivot Link Feature:
    Some harnesses are equipped with a Pivot Link located at the Hips. This unique rotary design provides greater mobility and comfort while bending. Inspect the pivot link for free movement, ensure components are not bent, corroded, damaged or missing fasteners. Ensure the webbing is secured to the pivot link and that webbing is free from damage/wear.
  • Cam Buckles:
    Make sure the cam mechanism is free of debris and engages the webbing properly. Friction and Slotted Mating Buckles: The outer bars and center bars must be straight. Pay special attention to corners and attachment points at the center bar.
  • Quick-Connect Buckles:
    Make sure dual-tab release mechanism is free of debris and engages properly. Double-check the buckle locking mechanism by tugging on both halves of the buckle to make sure it is firmly connected and will not disengage without the use of the release levers.
    Evidence of defects in or damage to integral pads, such as the D-ring pad or 2-slot chest strap adjuster pads, including cracks, breaks, or excessive wear.  Evidence of deployed or activated fall load indicators.
    TABLE 3: Types of Material Damage
    All harnesses are equipped with one of the following fall load indicators:
  • D-Ring Pad Load Indicator:
    The D-ring pad has built-in fall load indicators with pairs of arrows indicating the location to inspect. If the harness is exposed to fall arrest forces, the pad will be broken or stretched between ONE OR BOTH of the pairs of arrows. (Refer to Appendix A, Image 1)
  • Webbing Load Indicator:
    Folds sewn into each of the webbing shoulder straps below the back D-ring pad serve as load indicators. If the harness is exposed to fall arrest forces, the stitching on ONE OR BOTH of the webbing load indicators will rip, and the webbing will unfold.

WARNING
When inspection reveals defects in or damage to equipment, inadequate maintenance of equipment, or evidence of equipment having been exposed to fall arrest forces or loading, the equipment shall be tagged as “unusable”, permanently removed from service or undergo adequate corrective maintenance by the original equipment manufacturer or their designate before return to service.

Maintenance and Storage

Basic care of equipment will prolong its service life and will contribute toward the performance of its vital safety function. Maintenance and storage of equipment shall be conducted by the user’s organization in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Unique issues, which may arise due to conditions of use, shall be addressed with the manufacturer. Periodically, clean harnesses using a sponge and mild solution of water and commercial soap or detergent, to remove any dirt, corrosives, or contaminants. Hang freely to dry, but away from excessive heat, steam, or in long periods of sunlight. When not in use, equipment shall be stored in a manner as to preclude damage from environmental factors, such as temperature, light, UV rays, excessive moisture, oil, chemicals and their vapors, or other degrading elements. Honeywell recommends changing the harness by its back D-ring to help it keep its shape and prevent straps from tangling so that it will be ready for the worker to don when needed. Equipment, which is in need of, or scheduled for, maintenance shall be tagged as unusable and removed from service.

Preventing Suspension Trauma

OSHA states that potentially fatal suspension trauma can occur within minutes while waiting for rescue after a fall, and the average fall rescue time is approximately 15 minutes. Suspension intolerance also called suspension trauma or orthostatic intolerance is a serious condition that can be controlled with good harness design, prompt rescue, and post-fall suspension relief devices, such as the Miller Relief Step™ Safety Device. A conscious user may deploy a suspension relief device allowing the user to remove tension from around the legs, freeing blood flow, which can delay the onset of suspension intolerance. An attachment element extender is not intended to be attached directly to an anchorage or anchorage connector for fall arrest. An energy absorber must be used to limit maximum arrest forces to 1800 pounds (8kN). The length of the attachment element extender may affect free fall distances and free fall clearance calculations.

Using the Miller Relief Step Safety Device
The Miller Relief Step™ Safety Device provides a fallen worker with support and enhances blood circulation by permitting the worker to be able to move and flex leg muscles until rescue. Small and lightweight, the Relief Step Safety Device attaches to any brand full-body harness.

Cleaning and maintenance

  • The harness should be cleaned with wet rag to remove dirtiness and dust. Never use acid, solvents or any solvent-based product,
  • Leave to dry in a well-ventilated area, away from sources of heat. Store the harness away from humidity and ultra-violet light,
  • Avoid storage with direct sun exposure
  • Avoid any atmosphere that is corrosive or excessively hot or refrigerated.

Transportation, storage and packaging

During transport, check that your PPE is stored well away from any source of heat, damp, corrosive atmosphere, ultraviolet rays, etc. This harness is sold in rot-proof and waterproof plastic packaging, with its instructions for use.

Documents / Resources

Honeywell H700 Full Body Harness Industry Comfort [pdf] User Manual
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