Safety advice for harnesses
Because climbing harnesses do not last forever, they have to be checked before and during every period of use. In addition, the harness should be checked by a specialist at least every 12 months. If the harness material is damaged or any other defect is present then it must be replaced immediately. See:Lifespan
An undamaged climbing harness only provides total safety if used correctly. The following misuses must be avoided at all costs since they can lead to serious accidents. They represent only a selected number of examples, not a complete list of misuses.