Under no circumstances should any user punch extra holes in a harness leg strap or reduce it from its manufactured length.  Moreover, if the user can only pull the webbing through the buckle to the first grommet, then a larger belt should be requested.

Note that friction buckles can loosen over time unless webbings remain taut.  Tongue buckles can come undone if excess webbing is not held securely due to snagging.  In addition, tongue buckles can uncouple if they are loose (especially on harnesses).  Therefore users must make sure they inspect their harnesses closely prior to each use.

See “Introduction to Fall Protection, 4th Edition” pages 202-203.

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