a. Pick up the harness by holding the rear Dee ring, gently shack the harness to separate the straps. Ensure the buckles on leg, chest and waist(if applicable) straps are free and not buckle up, and allow all straps to fully extend. Carry out a pre use inspection of the components, webbing stitching and buckles, then check label to identify the withdraw from service date have not passed.
b. Hold the harness with rear Dee ring facing away, place the shoulder straps over your hand and hold the harness open.
c. Rotate the harness and insert one of your elbow into an arm loop, and then place arm through the loop, repeat the process with the other arm. Allow the harness to fall onto your shoulders and ensure there is no twist in the shoulder straps.
d. Buckle up the chest straps, then the waist straps (if applicable), ensure there is no twist.
e. Buckle up the leg straps, ensure there is no twist in the straps, and the loosen end of the webbings should point away from you.
f. Adjust the shoulder straps first to locate the rear Dee ring to the center of your back.
g. Adjust the chest, waist (if applicable) then the leg straps on their buckles to a firm fit, make sure they are neither too loose or too tight, then slide the webbing keeper to hold free webbing in place.
h. Attach a lanyard to the harness by hooking the energy absorbing end of the lanyard to the rear Dee ring. The connect should be made before the fitting due to the fact that the Dee ring is locate on the back of the wearer, however if this is not practical then the attachment should be done and checked by another competent person.