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Eye Bolt and Abseil Point Testing


Last Updated: 6th January 2022

Eye Bolt Testing at Heightsafe

Eye bolts and abseil points are widely used across a variety of applications, from retail merchandising and lighting to rope access maintenance and window cleaning. it is therefore imperative that regular testing procedures are adhered to that ensures these systems comply with current legislation and are  deemed appropriate for use.

Due to the loads that can be imparted on these solutions, it is critical that testing is performed to industry recognised standards. For eye bolts the standard is BS 7883:2005, and testing should occur at least every 12 months. For class A1 categorised anchor points testing should be conducted in accordance with BS EN795 standards and the testing frequency is increased to every 6 months.

As well as testing the system to award compliance, our specialist teams will also conduct inspections to identify any damage and perform preventative maintenance on the system to ensure its longevity.

How to book your Eye Bolt testing?

The first step is to get in touch with a member of the Heightsafe team. Simply, click the contact us button, call a member of the team on 020 4502 9845 or click to start a live chat below.

Once we have established the basic details, such as the site address and roof access information etc, we can then arrange for our testing team to visit the site and carry out the relevant inspections.

If you are looking to update the current work at height systems you have in place, the process will change slightly as we will need to carry out an initial survey to assess the current systems. Most of the information will be taken remotely over the phone, however, depending on the intricacies of the site and systems, we will need to attend site to provide the correct recommendation.

  • 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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