Abseil Access Equipment Inspection

Industrial Abseil Access is a popular method of providing access to a building’s façade in order to carry out window cleaning, general maintenance and inspection works.

As one of the UK’s leading installers, Eurosafe Solutions Ltd offers a full inspection and testing solution individually tailored to minimise operational down time and maximise productivity of any abseil access equipment.

There are three different types of anchorage devices that can be used:

  • Abseil Eyebolts
  • Abseil Rails
  • Abseil Socket and Davit

Abseil Eyebolts

These are normally installed in pairs for the attachment of both a Working rope and Safety (Back-Up) rope. The eyebolts are inspected and tested following the guidelines of LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998 and BS EN 7883.

Abseil Rails

Abseil Rails are usually installed with carriages that allow left and right movement. The carriages are fitted with two points for attaching both a working rope and safety (Back-up) rope. The Abseil Rail and carriages are inspected and tested following the guidelines of LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998 and BS EN 7883.

Abseil Socket and Davit

Typical abseil davit and socket installations will be found where there is a parapet or glazed balustrade to clear prior to descent by the abseiler. The socket is typically permanently affixed to the building, whilst the davit will be removable. We are able to offer a complete socket & davit inspection & testing service, undertaking proof tests as necessary where socket fixings are concealed.

Frequency of inspection

Our engineers provide a comprehensive inspection and testing service for anchorage devices (eyebolts / rail) used for Industrial Roped Access Purposes under the LOLER regulations 1998, which require, as a minimum, a six monthly inspection.

Where eyebolts / single point anchors are used for abseil, this six monthly inspection would follow the requirements of BS 7883 2005.
Month  1 – Inspection, thorough examination & load test.
Month 6 – Inspection, thorough examination & load test.

Where a rail is used LOLER regulations would be followed:
Month  1 – Inspection, thorough examination & load test.
Month 6 – Inspection & thorough examination.

For more information about our façade access equipment please see below or contact us . . .

Eurosafe Solutions

Eurosafe Solutions

Telephone: 0114 250 7411 E-mail: Infouk@eurosafesolutions.com