When should I retire my equipment? - Petzl Norway

When should I retire my equipment?

A product must be retired when:
  • It is over 10 years old and made of plastic or textiles
  • It has been subjected to a major fall or load
  • It fails to pass inspection
  • Its reliability is in question
  • Its entire history is not known (e.g. found or second-hand product)
  • When it becomes obsolete due to changes in legislation, standards, technique or incompatibility with other equipment, etc.
Destroy retired equipment to prevent further use. To learn more, download the "PPE inspection" pdf file from the individual product page.

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