It’s important to check and test, on a regular basis, all equipment that’s being used to ensure safe operation.
I recommend an Equipment and PPE schedule. Go over your gear on a regular basis. Sign off the fact that you have checked it and the date this was carried out. Make a note of any maintenance that needs to be carried out and when you did that. Make a note of any PPE that needs to be replaced and when this was done.
It might just seem like extra paperwork, but a written record is not just proof of maintenance, it helps provide you with a routine around PPE and Servicing your Gear. It might be weekly, monthly or for some gear 3 monthly. It just becomes part of your routine.
If you haven’t a template that you can use and would like one, let me know. No charge.