Harness Inspection

Inspection of Harness & SRL in Augmented Reality (AR)

Lack of proper training significantly increases the risk of serious injury or death at work. Half of all fatal falls occur in the first six months on the job, and one in five occur at companies with fewer than 12 employees.

Even falling from a modest height can be deadly; half of all fall-related fatalities occur at heights of less than 25 ft. That's why, especially in industries with high accident rates, all employees should be educated about safety practices related to working at heights. Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) training, including Harness and SRD Inspection should be a top priority when it comes to occupational safety.

Harness Inspection




25 min


EN, FR, ES, other languages on request

Learning Objectives

In this Augmented Reality (AR) training simulator, trainees will learn how to properly inspect fall protection equipment for wear and damage to ensure their safety. They will also be asked to successfully navigate through a hazardous situation with anchor points along the route. This simulator is an effective tool for training individuals to become a competent person in Fall Protection.


Any personnel who works at heights with fall protection equipment. This includes the construction, energy and utilities sectors.
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Harness Inspection Training Scenarios

All flaws are represented in photorealistic 3D visuals in Augmented Reality. Trainees can view a life-size safety harness and self-retracting lifeline through the camera on their phone. The rendering is extremely realistic and is based on a thorough study of real harness defects and input from fall protection safety professionals.

Trainees are able to move freely around the equipment in order to inspect it. If they tap on the "thumbs down" button, they must respond to a multiple-choice questionnaire to justify their answer. They can practice up to 20 hours until successful completion.

Training Scenario 1:  Inspection of 5 safety harnesses

In this training scenario, the student must carefully observe a series of harnesses from all angles to detect possible defects. The simulator contains 17 top defects, such as a stretched fall arrest indicator, a distorted D-Ring, broken stitches, an illegible tag, etc.

Training Scenario 2:  Inspection of 4 SRLs (Self-Retracting Lifelines)

Trainees are asked to ensure that a series of fall arresting devices can be used safely. A thorough inspection will reveal the top 10 defects common in this type of equipment. 

After checking for potential defects in the housing, they will have to pull out the lifeline and carefully inspect it from beginning to end to identify specific flaws such as bird caging, popped core, kinks, broken wires, etc. The sound produced by the lifeline unwinding from the housing can provide a clue to the more perceptive trainees.

In a later step, the simulator verifies that the trainee knows how to properly test the SRL brakes without damaging the lifeline.


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