Eurosafe

PPE Service Centre

If you own work equipment that is used to protect your employees from a fall from height, you have the legal duty to ensure that it is inspected at suitable intervals [Regulation 12 (3) of the Work at height Regulations 2005]. The inspection or service must be undertaken by a competent person, who has the relevant knowledge, training and experience in the subject.

Eurosafe house a professional and reliable service centre where our dedicated team are certified to service a wide range of fall arrest blocks, sealed self-retracting lifelines (SRL’s) and guided type fall arrest devices (GTFA’s).

Our specialist technicians are available to provide expert advice to our customers, so they fully understand what the service entails and why this helps them get the best our of their safety equipment.

Service and repair stock is held in our workshops to ensure a quick turnaround, so the end user is not without essential PPE for longer than is necessary.

PPE Service Centre
MSA Latchways Sealed SRL

MSA Latchways Sealed SRL

We carry out a thorough visual inspection of all components, checking the red deployment indicator, the cable for kinks, birdcaging, frays, and other damage, and all external parts for damage or excess corrosion.

A full function test is carried out checking for device lock, recoil, and operation of retraction system along with listening for tell-tale clicking as the cable retracts.

Frequent repairs can include replacement of cables and energy absorbers due to a deployment. This involves removal of components, slight re-tensioning of spring on replacement of energy absorber and a new cover gasket along with deep clean of revealed areas of the device. Occasionally, attachment points of a certain type fail due to excessive corrosion and as these are a key component of the device, these are replaced along with new bolts and a lockable tab washer.

At Eurosafe, we endeavour to repair all devices rather than replace due to seemingly unrepairable problems. The most common are sheared studs of which we can remove and replace in 95% of cases. This saves expensive device replacement costs and keeps the existing units in service for as long as they operate at their optimum level.

MSA Latchways Standard SRL

MSA Latchways Standard SRL

We carry out a thorough visual inspection of all components, checking the red deployment indicator, the cable for kinks, birdcaging, frays, and other damage, and the casing for cracks and other damage.

A full function test is carried out checking for device lock, recoil, and operation of retraction system along with listening for tell-tale clicking as the cable retracts.

The service includes the above along with the removal of the casing and checking the torque values on internal bolts. Any found to be insufficiently torqued are removed, thread lock is applied, and the bolts are re-torqued to the specified level. While the

casing is removed, we can inspect the internals, checking all the toothed mechanisms for wear, ensure all locking pawls are in good condition and all other components are working safely and efficiently. A deep clean and lubrication of all relevant components are carried out to ensure optimum performance.

Repairs are very similar to sealed SRL’s but due to their locations, the standard SRL’s don’t receive the harsh treatment due to the differences in where they are used, and the environments they operate in.

MSA Latchways GTFA Device

MSA Latchways GTFA Device

These devices have a comprehensive checklist of areas of measurement and performance. We carry out several checks of tolerances to key areas of wear to the device. We also visually inspect the whole unit for damage and corrosion and to ensure that swivels and rivets are sound, and any locked fastenings remain that way.

Drop test and function checks are also completed, and the results recorded.

Devices that have a webbing connector or ‘shock pack’ are date checked to ensure the textiles remain in date, and karabiners are checked for functionality and corrosion and wear.

Common repairs are replacing the cover that houses the anti-inversion pin, so we replace the cover along with the yellow buffer which protects the starwheel assembly. This also includes a new pin which is installed adequately lubricated to ensure safe operation. Other common repairs are replacing webbing connectors due to obsolescence and ID labels which often get damaged or are missing.

Louise Powell

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Louise Powell

PPE Advisor

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