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Life Expectancy of Harnesses and Lanyards

DuraFlex Invisible It is the position of Honeywell Safety Products, Inc. to use a five-year life expectancy from date of first use on all harnesses and lanyards. Honeywell provides this recommendation as a general guideline, and is not to be used in lieu of the inspection and maintenance criteria outlined in the instructions that accompany each unit. This guideline only applies to product exhibiting no visual damage and that has not been exposed to chemicals, abnormal heat, or excessive ultraviolet light. It is possible that the equipment will last longer depending on the care and use the equipment may see.

Each harness and lanyard shipped by Honeywell is accompanied by specific instructions for use, inspection, and cleaning that must be understood and followed. Honeywell requires each harness and lanyard be visually inspected prior to use and regularly inspected by a Competent Person, such as defined by OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration). When not in use, products should be stored at room temperature away from chemicals, moisture and ultraviolet light.

 Following these instructions may still necessitate removing the harness or lanyard from service prior to the expiration of the five-year life expectancy guideline. Likewise, proper adherence to the inspection and maintenance criteria may extend the useful life beyond five years. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the end-user to determine when a harness or lanyard is unfit for use and should be removed from service. Products removed from service should be disposed of in a manner that prevents inadvertent further use.

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