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Personal Fall Protection Compliance Testing


Often used as a personal measure of protection whilst Working at Height, when connected to the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Safety Line, Cable or Track systems used for Work at Height require compliance testing at least once every 12 months.‏‏

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  • Testing Frequency and Standards

    It is recommended that any fall arrest system used for Work at Height is inspected at least once every 12 months. Weather conditions can have a big impact on the stability of cable systems, with excessive snow causing cables to slacken – it is therefore imperative to visually inspect the system regularly to spot any abnormalities. Vegetation growing around the system can also prevent users from travelling freely, so regular roof maintenance is required to maintain safe Work at Height.

    • BS EN 795:2012
  • Personal Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint Testing
    • Overhead
    • Horizontal
    • Vertical
    • Track
    • Internal
  • What to Look For
    • Free movement of travelling devices whilst using the system
    • Correct number of swages
    • Cable Tension
    • Fractured Cable
    • Missing or loose fixings
    • Fixings to the roof surface
    • Energy absorbers
    • Visible damage or vandalism
    • In date compliance tags

    TIP: whilst testing a Safety Line system, it is also imperative that associated PPE is inspected for compliance and appropriate use.

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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