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Fall-protection harnesses

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Fall-protection harnesses covered by this policy

A fall-protection harness is a form of protective equipment that is designed to be worn around the body while working at height or travelling to an unguarded edge from which a worker could fall. The harness is designed to contain the torso and distribute the fall arrest forces over at least the upper thighs, pelvis, chest, and shoulders. The harness is an attachment between a stationary and non-stationary object and is usually fabricated from rope, cable or webbing and locking hardware. Fall-protection harnesses can be full body (around the arms, legs and shoulders) or half body (around the waist and shoulders).

Examples of fall-protection harnesses

Our policy for fall-protection harnesses

Amazon requires that all fall-protection harnesses have been tested to and comply with the specific regulation or standard requirements listed below:

Product Regulation/Standard requirements
Non-full body fall-protection harnesses ANSI/ASSE Z359 - Fall Protection and Fall Restraint
Full-body fall-protection harnesses ANSI/ASSE Z359.11-2014 - Safety Requirements for Full Body Harnesses

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time so we recommend you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all fall protection harnesses you list
  • Product images for all fall protection harnesses you list. Images must include all relevant:
    • Safety information
    • Compliance markings
    • Product hazard warnings
  • Any product instructions and manuals for all fall protection harnesses you list
  • Test reports from an ILAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory confirming each product was tested to the regulations/standards listed above

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit the Service Provider Network.

How to submit information

If you receive a request from us for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select the Performance tab and choose Account Health.
  2. Under Manage your compliance in the bottom right corner, click Product Compliance Requests.
  3. To add compliance or appeal for a single product, click Add/Appeal Compliance. To add compliance or appeal for multiple products, select each product on the left hand side of the product and click Action Selected Products at the top of the product requirement table to make a selection about how you would like to submit documents and information.
  4. Provide compliance documents and information in the Provide Documents section, or provide appeal information and documents in the Appeal Request section.
  5. Click Submit for Approval to send your submission for review by Amazon.

Note: Test reports must contain images of the tested products that are sufficient to demonstrate that the product tested is the same as the product listed on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may take the following actions:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, your listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you
  • Pursue legal action

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Additional resources

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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