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Safety Line Compliance Testing

Working at Height poses inherent risks, making it crucial to ensure the reliability of Safety Line, Cable, or Track systems. These systems, when coupled with the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), act as a lifeline for individuals working at elevated levels. To maintain their effectiveness and guarantee the safety of your personnel, regular compliance testing is essential.

Last Updated: 7th March 2024

Testing Frequency

While the industry standard mandates a compliance test at least once every 12 months, for added peace of mind, we recommend a more frequent examination every 6 months. This proactive approach helps identify potential issues before they escalate, ensuring the continual reliability of your fall protection systems.

Weather Impact

Environmental conditions can significantly impact the stability of cable systems. For instance, excessive snow can cause cables to slacken, compromising the safety of the system. Regular visual inspections are imperative to spot abnormalities caused by weather-related factors. Additionally, vegetation growth around the system can impede user movement, highlighting the importance of regular roof maintenance for safe Work at Height.

The Consequences of Non-Compliance

Failing to certify and maintain compliance with safety standards not only jeopardises the well-being of your personnel but also leaves you vulnerable to legal consequences. In the event of an accident, accountability rests on ensuring that your Safety Line systems adhere to regulatory standards, specifically BS EN 795:2012.

Heightsafe’s Compliance Testing Division: Your Assurance of Safety

With years of experience, Heightsafe’s Compliance Testing division provides the expertise needed to guarantee the suitability and compliance of your Safety Line systems. Our rigorous testing procedures ensure that your systems meet the highest safety standards, giving you the confidence that your building is a secure environment for working at heights.

What to Look for During Safety Line Compliance Testing

Free Movement: Ensure unhindered movement of travelling devices while using the system.

Swages: Verify the correct number of swages for optimal performance.

Cable Tension: Maintain proper tension in the cables for maximum effectiveness.

Fractured Cable: Identify any signs of cable damage or fractures that may compromise safety.

Fixings: Check for missing or loose fixings, both to the roof surface and the system components.

Energy Absorbers: Ensure the functionality of energy absorbers to dissipate forces during falls.

Visual Inspection: Look for visible damage or vandalism that may impact the integrity of the system.

Compliance Tags: Confirm that compliance tags are in date, indicating the system’s adherence to safety standards.

Safety Line Compliance Testing with Heightsafe

During Safety Line system testing, it is imperative to inspect associated PPE for compliance and appropriate use. This ensures a comprehensive safety evaluation, covering both the structural and personal aspects of fall protection.

Maintain the highest safety standards with Heightsafe’s Compliance Testing, where your safety is our priority. Contact us today to schedule your Safety Line compliance testing and secure a safer working environment at heights.

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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