Anchor and Static Line Inspections

Australian Standards and state based legislation mandate the periodic inspection of fall prevention equipment. It is essential that your height safety system is approved and accredited, and that all roof anchors, static lines and personal protective equipment is in complete working order. Use this handy check list to see if your system is in need of an inspection.

The frequency of inspection and recertification varies from state to state, so we work with your business to set up action plans that help you maintain your registers, complete your inspections and ensure that your site remains compliant and safe for contractors and employees alike.

READ | Read this article if you’re not sure how often you must have your static lines and anchors inspected.

With Inspectors and Height Safety Engineers Australia wide, we offer cost effective consistency for organisations with multi-site operations irrespective of the location of your sites. Contact us today to discuss your inspection needs and how we can assist you to plan the ongoing management of your height safety systems.

There’s only one way to be sure your roof anchorsstatic lines and harnesses are ready to save a life.

Your inspections and certification can deliver so much more than a tick-list. Workplace Access & Safety’s auditors photograph and catalogue the status of each system component to build an electronic database that makes compliance reporting effortless.

Working on roofs can be a dangerous business and, without proper protection, can result in falls that cause serious injury or death. As a business owner or employer, you are legally obliged to provide the necessary protection so that accidents don’t occur.
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Static Line Fall Prevention for Safe Working on Roofs

One solution is to install handrails around the perimeter of the roof although these are not always practical depending on the type and characteristics of the roof. A better and less obtrusive option is often to install static lines with anchor points so that workers can move safely around the roof, including at its edges, when undertaking maintenance or other tasks.

The Importance of Good Static Line Anchor Point Design

The effectiveness of any static line safety system is dependent on the quality of the components and them being installed correctly. Crucial to this is the siting and installation of the system’s anchor points, which have to take the weight should a fall occur.

Two types of anchor points are available and these have different purposes:

  • fall arrest anchor points that will arrest a worker’s descent should they fall from the roof
  • rope access anchor points that are used for abseil access.

These types have varying load capacities and we can advise on the most suitable for your purposes. It’s important that there is proper anchor testing and anchor certification to ensure they will do the job for which they are intended. Anchor points can be attached to all kinds of roofs, whether bolted to timber trusses or concrete, riveted to steel purlins or surface mounted on metal roofs. All fixing methods are completely secure and will not adversely affect the thermal insulation or weather protection of the roof.

For safely moving around a roof, horizontal static lines can be attached between the anchor points. Workers can be securely attached to these lines and are able to move freely without needing to unclip and re-clip at each anchor point. We also offer a range of roof walkways and roof access systems.

taying Safe with Regular Roof Anchor Inspection

All our roof anchor and static line systems are completely bespoke and are designed to fit specific roofs and individual working arrangements. Consequently, we’ll always start with a consultation and survey so we can be sure the system meets your needs exactly.

Every roof anchor is manufactured to meet the AS 5532 standard and is installed in accordance with AS 1891 by our skilled and experienced technicians. We can also supply all the necessary PPE for working at heights and provide full training in the use of the equipment. That means you can be assured that your employees will be able to work safely at heights right from the start.

To comply with regulations and ensure everything continues to perform effectively, we’ll carry out a regular anchor inspection and check all other safety equipment. This includes a re-tensioning of cables, which is required every twelve months in Victoria and six-monthly everywhere else in Australia.

Our whole service is reliable, efficient and carried out quickly and cost-effectively. Using it, you’ll remain fully compliant and will avoid nasty accidents.
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Expert Oversight

Workplace Access & Safety’s inspection services are overseen by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). NATA are recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia as Australia’s national authority for the accreditation of laboratories and the peak body for the accreditation of inspection bodies and proficiency testing scheme providers.

NATA answer “how often should I inspect my height safety equipment?”

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Fall Prevention Equipment compliance

Anchor Compliance Checklist

NATA

ISO 17025 Certificate