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Demarcation Inspection

Demarcation System Inspection

Our inspection of demarcation barrier systems (post & chain) as a form of fall protection/guarding comes under PUWER legislation.

Demarcation systems such as the D-marc demarcation system (post & chain barrier) are designed to keep users away from fall hazards. As such they are classed as a piece of work equipment & require regular inspection under PUWER. This can take the form of a regular visual inspection carried out by a competent person as part of a compliance-based inspection / Periodic Inspection Regime / PPM.

In the event that an independent third party is required to undertake this inspection, Eurosafe can take on the role of the competent person.

PUWER regulation 6 specifies the circumstances where inspection is required to ensure healthy and safe conditions are maintained: one circumstance identified is… where work equipment is exposed to conditions causing deterioration liable to result in dangerous situations. Given Demarcations location on a roof to keep users away from a fall hazard - it most certainly requires a regular planned inspection. Eurosafe offers a comprehensive inspection service for your demarcation system and implements it as part of a schedule of Planned Preventative maintenance PPM.

Frequency of Inspection

The Working at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 & The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 both state that such equipment should be inspected & maintained by a competent person; manufacturers suggest this should be a frequency not exceeding 12 months.

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