When was the last time your fall protection systems were inspected?
The purpose of the working at height regulations, (WAHR) 2005 purpose is to prevent death and injury caused by a fall from height.
If you are an employer or you control work at height, the Regulations apply to you.
Employers have a legal duty to ensure that work is properly planned, supervised and carried out by competent people. This includes using the right type of equipment for working at height. The regulations states that employers must provide the most suitable equipment for the works required and that this is regularly inspected/tested to remain compliant.
Work equipment needs to be assembled or installed in line with manufacturer’s instructions and in keeping with industry guidelines. Equipment used for work at height can often be exposed to many elements which may cause it to deteriorate and potentially life threatening consequences.
The Health and Safety Executive stipulate that all fall protection equipment is regularly tested and inspected. This should be carried out by a competent person who has the sufficient skills, knowledge and experience to perform the task. Records are required to be kept following each test/inspection and the equipment suitably tagged.
At Eurosafe Solutions, we offer a complete test, inspection and certification service ranging from:
- Access and egress equipment – Fixed /Temporary ladders, steps or walkways
- Collective Protection – Fixed/freestanding guardrail systems or glass balustrades.
- Fall Protection – Cable or rail, PPE anchors, mobile man anchors
- Facade Access – Abseil Anchors, Monorails, Cradle’s or Davit arm systems
Eurosafe Solutions work with some of the market leading manufacturers of height safety equipment. This means our engineers are kept abreast of the latest products and legislation to ensure that products are tested using the latest working practices.
Our bespoke customer relationship management software ensures that no inspection date is ever missed. Typically, our account managers will contact you three months prior to expiry date to ensure enough time is given for orders to be raised and suitable dates arranged.
We have a dedicated nationwide team which enables ourselves to provide an inspection service spanning the UK and into northern Europe.
Our role is to give customers completes peace of mind that their fall protection systems are fully compliant.