It is a legal requirement that eyebolts are examined and tested every 6 months for rope access systems and every 12 months for fall prevention systems. CCWC have all of the necessary experience and equipment to accurately test and examine any eyebolt installation. We will produce a report detailing any faults, stating which eyebolts need to be withdrawn and which eyebolts are fit for use. All tested eyebolts will be marked in accordance to the relevant British Standards and the PPE Directives, detailing the date of the next required examination and the usage purpose of the eyebolt. Finally, we will provide you with a Certificate of Periodic Examination.
The standard governing testing is BS EN 795: ‘Protection Against Falls From Height – Anchorage Devices – Requirements And Testing’. That states that a fall protection system installed in accordance with the recommendations should undergo periodic examination by a competent person to certify that the system remains compliant and is also safe to use.
Man-Safe- Systems or wire systems are predominately on roof’s that has no edge protection, this type of system is used as fall restraint and must be tested on the Posts and the Swage alike.
Routine inspection and maintenance will help extend the functional life of your system and ensure that all workers who attach to it are properly protected as they go about their duties.
BS EN 795
Personal fall protection equipment – Anchor devices
The British Standards Institution has published BS EN 795: 2012 (August), following a revision by CEN/TC160.
The new version supersedes BS EN 795:1997, which is now withdrawn. It was prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association and supports essential requirements of EU Directive 89/686/EEC. Annex ZA (informative) gives the relationship with EU Directive 89/686/EEC.
A reliable anchor device is an essential component of any personal fall protection system. The scope and the requirements are based on the philosophy that anchor devices are rated to sustain the maximum dynamic force generated in a fall from a height by the mass of one person, including any equipment carried. The static strength tests are based on a minimum factor of safety of two.