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Eye Bolt and Abseil Point Testing


Last Updated: 30th January 2024

Eye bolts and abseil points are indispensable elements in various applications, including retail merchandising, lighting, rope access maintenance, and window cleaning. At Heightsafe, we recognise the critical role these components play in ensuring a safe working environment at heights. To guarantee compliance with current legislation and the suitability of these systems, regular testing procedures are imperative.

Industry Standards and Testing Frequency:

Given the substantial loads these solutions bear, adhering to industry-recognised standards is paramount. For eye bolts, we strictly follow the BS 7883:2005 standard, recommending testing at least every 12 months. Class A1 categorised anchor points, on the other hand, adhere to BS EN795 standards, necessitating testing every 6 months. This meticulous testing regimen ensures the reliability and safety of these systems under various working conditions.

Inspections and Preventative Maintenance:

At Heightsafe, our commitment extends beyond mere compliance testing. Our specialist teams conduct comprehensive inspections to identify potential damage and perform preventative maintenance. This proactive approach not only ensures immediate compliance but also contributes to the longevity and optimal performance of the entire system.

Updating Work at Height Systems:

For those considering updating existing work at height systems, Heightsafe offers a tailored approach. An initial survey, mostly conducted remotely over the phone, allows us to assess the current systems. Depending on the intricacies of the site and systems, we may need to attend the site for a comprehensive evaluation to provide the correct recommendations for improvement.

Eye Bolt Testing with Heightsafe

Investing in professional eye bolt and abseil point testing is not just a regulatory requirement but a proactive step toward ensuring a safe and secure work environment at heights. At Heightsafe, we bring expertise, adherence to industry standards, and a commitment to safety to every testing and maintenance project. Contact us today to schedule your eye bolt testing and elevate the safety standards of your work at height systems. Your safety is our priority.

  • Eye Bolt and Abseil Point Testing Frequency and Standards

    It is recommended that eyebolts and single anchor points used for the purpose of Work at Height should be testing once every 12 months and once every 6 months if Class A. If your system has not been compliance tested by a competent person within a 12 month period, they should be tagged strictly DO NOT USE.

  • How to Identify Damage to Your Eye Bolts and Abseil Points
    • Missing or loose fixtures and fittings
    • Missing tags
    • Structural damage in the surrounding area
    • Visual damage or vandalism
    • Corrosion

    TIP: eyebolts and abseil points are used in conjunction with PPE, it is imperative that this is also inspected for compliance and deemed appropriate for use by a competent person.

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading Work at Height, Roof Access and Façade Access compliance specialists!

With over 50 years of combined industry experience and a decade of trading, you can focus on core business activity as Heightsafe’s specialist Compliance Testing teams ensure your Work at Height, Roof Access and Façade Access systems are all effectively maintained and remain compliant with regulations. Working nationwide, operative teams are highly skilled and experienced, holding all relevant certifications and receiving regular refresher training to guarantee clients with the best quality results.

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