/ Can I gave away my retired equipment?
> Any legal people on here know how a self prepared contract for "disposal" of this gear would stand up? I'm thinking something along the lines of "I Mr X am accepting these items for disposal as I see fit in the knowledge that they are no longer considered suitable for use in any safety or related role " signed by both parties, duplicated and exchanged.
> My understanding, is that once PPE has been formally recorded onto a system, then the system has to be carried out to its full conclusion i.e. the PPE has to be rendered unusable at the end of its official life.
> If it's for personal use and not formally recorded, then it's pretty much down to user discretion.
As I have used it professionally, yes it is recorded in my PPE log.
Common sense would suggest that I could give it away with a waiver as described. But unless someone can tell me that they *know* this would be legally watertight, I can't risk it. It's not terribly hard to imagine a scenario where a harness I have given away later becomes unsafe for some reason, fails, kills the recipient, and their surviving family pursue me for handing on kit that 'ought' to have been destroyed. If there is no waiver that absolutely protects me from that, then I think I have no choice but to destroy them.
I'll be keeping a couple of them, for personal use with friends, and I will have no hesitation in using them for years and years to come!
Yeah hang onto them and maybe the law will change in 20 years and you can pass them on!
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