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Testing Standards for Fall Protection and Fall Prevention Systems

Invested in a Fall Protection or Prevention system? It is important to consider incorporating testing costs into your PPM Schedule. Generally, a compliance test is required every 6 to 12 months, dependent on the system and frequency of use. In this blog post we give you an insight into testing frequencies and standards…

Eyebolts

This system is a personal measure of protection and is generally used to protect personnel when ‘leaning’ over adjacent openings, this system is also commonly used for anchoring merchandising, chandeliers, and decorative lighting.  Eyebolts require testing every 12 months for Class A1 fall arrest and every 6 months for rope access to BS EN 7883:2005 and LOLER.


 

Abseil Points

This system is a personal measure of protection and is generally used for high level rope access cleaning, repairs and window maintenance. Abseil Points require testing every 6 months to BS EN 7883 and LOLER.


 

Safety Line Systems

These systems are personal measures of protection and are generally used for visually sensitive buildings which require staggered maintenance, and where collective measures are not achievable. Safety Lines require testing every 12 months to BS EN 795:2012 (Class C for cable based and Class D for rigid lifelines).


 

Fixed and Freestanding Guardrails

These systems are collective measures of protection and are generally used for roofs which require regular access and maintenance with multiple personnel at any one time. Guardrails require testing every 12 months to BS EN 13374 and PUWER.


 

Mobile Man Anchors

These systems are personal measures of protection and are generally used for occasional roof access, in areas where a fixed measure of protection is not feasible. Mobile Man Anchors require testing every 12 months to BS EN 7883.


 

A non-compliant system can invalidate your insurance, put lives at risk and deem you liable in the event of an incident.

Heightsafe’s qualified engineers are available to test and certify all Work at Height and lightning equipment around the UK, speak to the team today to book your next compliance test – info@heightsafesystems.com / 020 3819 7199

30th April 2018 4:40 pm

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