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Abseiling Anchors for Rope Access


Abseiling Anchors – sometimes referred to as Twin Anchor Posts, Abseil Points, Abseil Posts, Abseil Eyebolts – are a roof access solution.

Last updated: 22/07/2021

What is an Abseiling Anchor?

Abseiling Anchors – sometimes referred to as Twin Anchor Posts, Abseil Points, Abseil Posts, Abseil Eyebolts – are a roof access solution. The anchors can be installed and fixed to various surfaces to allow for the safe access of both internal and external spaces on a structure.

Heightsafe’s trained rope access operatives use Abseiling Anchors as part of a Façade Access System to perform cleaning and maintenance tasks regularly – even if space is limited on the roof structure.

Heightsafe twin anchor points abseil anchor posts bieng installed at Olympic way london

Why not install Davit Arm Systems?

Davit Arm Systems are a lightweight, portable and cost-effective solution for suspended Rope Access. The Davit Arm Systems used by Heightsafe are compliant with the international government body for commercial abseiling – IRATA (Industrial Roped Access Trade Association) legislation, ensuring the safety of the operative using the system and the overall quality.

Davit Arm Systems are easy to manoeuvre and control and offer many benefits, however some buildings do not allow for the space required by the Davit Systems. Abseiling Anchors are often used as an alternative to Davit Arm Systems where the building location or roof structure may make the installation of the Davit System impractical. Abseil Anchors can be used as a Fall Restraint System, Fall Arrest System, Work Positioning System and Rope Access System.

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Why Choose an Anchor Post from Heightsafe Systems?

Anchor Posts are a cost-effective solution with minimal business disruption, and offer a versatile, disturbance-free access for façade cleaning and maintenance. Designed by our in-house team, they are made to be discreet and unobtrusive when not in use.

Heightsafe’s Fall Arrest Anchors are available in:

  • Grade 304 Stainless Steel
  • Grade 316 Stainless Steel

Several different finishes are also available:

  • Mill Finish Stainless Steel
  • Electro Polished
  • Powder Coated

The Abseil Anchor Systems provided by Heightsafe conform to LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998, BS EN 795:2012, BS 7883:2019, and BS 8610:2017.

Heightsafe offer Abseil Anchor Testing in addition to the installation of the system as part of our extensive portfolio of services. These services have been used by John Graham Construction with the installation of 78 Abseil Anchors along with 266 meters of guardrail and 2 Davit Arms as part of their bespoke Rope Access System for the PRS residential development at Salford Quays.

Heightsafe Anchor points install at Wembley

Do You Require a Fall Protection Solution?

Do you require a Rope Access System but aren’t sure which is best for your building? Get in touch by completing an enquiry form or alternatively call tel: 020 3819 7199 and chat with our experts who will be happy to assist and find the perfect solution for you.

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