Fall Arrest Eyebolts

Fall arrest as the name suggests is a protection system in which a person falls and their fall is arrested by the equipment they are wearing and attached to.

The position of fall arrest eyebolts is extremely important. As it is possible for the person to fall, great care must be taken to avoid the person falling further than necessary or colliding with something whilst falling.

It is sometimes necessary to install more than one eyebolt at a site. This enables movement if the work area is large.

When installed a knurled threaded sleeve is secured into the structure with a two-part resin system. Once cured an eyebolt is screwed into the insert to the required torque setting. The anchor is then tested by attempting to pull it back out of the structure in the direction it went in. Fall arrest eyebolts can also be installed in structural steel.

All the eyebolts we install conform to EN 795. All Fall arrest eyebolts we install are tested in accordance with BS 7883:2005 The Code of Practice for the design, selection, installation, use and maintenance of anchor devices conforming to BS EN 795.

Each fixed eyebolt will be tested to 6Kn, once the test and subsequent inspection has been carried out certification will be issued for 12 months.

Recertification:~ BS 7883:2005 That at least once every 12 months the anchor device should be examined in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, by a competent person authorised by the manufacturer.

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