Nearly every building needs some form of fall protection whether it’s for window cleaning, gutter & plant maintenance or access between levels.
With numerous forms of fall protection available, it’s important to identify which fall protection you require. As with any form of protection it is the duty holder’s responsibility to ensure that, prior to use, equipment provided is inspected by a competent person. The Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 states ‘Every employer shall ensure that, where the safety of work equipment depends on how it is installed or assembled, it is not used after installation or assembly in any position unless it has been inspected in that position.’
Cable based systems, rail-based systems & single point anchors are all forms of fall protection; which should be inspected at least every 12 months. It is also stated in the WAHR: ‘Where work is carried out at height, every employer shall take suitable and sufficient measures to prevent, so far as is reasonably practicable, any person falling a distance liable to cause personal injury’ which is why it is so important that all testing, inspection and certification of fall protection systems are carried out in accordance with current British Standards: BS EN 795 & BS EN 7883.
At Eurosafe, our aim is to deliver the best fall protection system inspection and testing service in the UK. We strive to meet this by continuous investment in training and service delivery. We offer a complete test, inspection and certification service for all fall protection systems.
All testing, inspection and certification of fall protection systems are carried out in accordance with current British Standards: BS EN 795, BS EN 7883.
The maximum interval is 12 monthly in accordance with manufacturer’s Guidelines, The Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 outlines the need for regular maintenance of such items.