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Guardrail Compliance Testing and Certification


At Heightsafe, we understand the critical importance of guardrails and handrails in providing collective edge protection for individuals working at height. Whether fixed or freestanding, these safety systems play a crucial role in preventing falls and ensuring a secure environment for those accessing elevated workspaces. Our Guardrail Compliance Testing and Certification services are designed to guarantee the effectiveness and safety of these systems.

Last Updated: 15th January 2024

The Need for Regular Inspection

Guardrails and handrails are exposed to various environmental elements, and their stability can be compromised over time. Therefore, it is highly recommended to conduct a thorough inspection of these systems at least every 12 months. The impact of weather, especially high winds and snow, can lead to movement and detachment at fixture points. Visual inspections are essential to identify any abnormalities promptly.

Heightsafe’s Comprehensive Approach

Heightsafe is your trusted partner for ensuring compliance and safety in work at height environments. Our specialists offer a comprehensive range of inspection, testing, and certification services for all types of work at height systems. We adhere to the industry standards, including BS EN 13374, to ensure the reliability and effectiveness of guardrails and handrails.

Guardrail Testing Expertise

Our Guardrail Testing services cover a variety of systems, including:

  • Fixed Guardrails: Ensuring stability and integrity in permanently installed guardrail systems.
  • Freestanding Guardrails: Verifying the strength and stability of freestanding guardrail configurations.
  • Collapsible Guardrails: Assessing the functionality and reliability of collapsible guardrail systems.
  • Parapet Guardrails: Certifying guardrails designed for parapet protection, ensuring they meet safety standards.
  • Rivet Fix Guardrails: Inspecting guardrails fixed using rivets to identify any issues with attachment points.
  • Rail Fix Guardrails: Validating the security and stability of guardrails fixed to rails.

What to Look For During Inspection

Our thorough inspections focus on key elements to ensure the safety and compliance of guardrails and handrails. This includes:

  • Movement from Original Fixing Positions: Identifying any shifts or dislodgement from the intended installation points.
  • Damage to Critical Components: Assessing the condition of essential components and counterbalance weights for any signs of damage.
  • Loose or Missing Components: Ensuring all components, including fixing bolts and screws, are secure and intact.
  • Vandalism: Detecting any signs of intentional damage or tampering.
  • Rust: Addressing corrosion issues promptly to maintain structural integrity.
  • General Wear and Tear: Evaluating overall wear and tear to identify potential areas of concern.

Trust Heightsafe for Guardrail Compliance

Heightsafe’s commitment to safety and compliance makes us the preferred choice for Guardrail Compliance Testing and Certification. Our rigorous testing procedures and attention to detail ensure that your guardrails and handrails meet the highest standards of safety. Partner with us to create a secure working environment at height, protecting both your workers and your business. Contact Heightsafe today for comprehensive guardrail compliance solutions.‎

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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Get in touch with Heightsafe’s friendly, professional team today for free, no obligation advice on your Compliance Testing requirements.

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