You must never wear a safety belt in a fall arrest situation.

  • If you fall while attached to a safety belt, you could suffer severe back and abdominal  injuries.

Restrict the use of safety belts to fall restraint systems only.

  • If there‚Äôs a chance you could fall
  • Install guardrails OR
  • Wear a full body harness in a properly     configured personal fall protection

Putting on a safety belt

  • Before putting on the belt, make sure you have the right size.
  • Fasten the belt snugly around your waist. Wear it high on your waist, not low around the hips or  pelvic area.
  • Position the belt buckle at the front of your body, and make sure the belt tail is secure in the belt loop and not hanging out loosely.

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