Safety Harness Anchorage Devices, or eyebolts as they are more commonly known, can be permanently installed into new and existing buildings and are solely for the use with Personal Protective Equipment to protect against falls from height.
Eyebolts should be tested at least once every 12 months as specified in BS 7883:2005. The examination should include a visual inspection for wear to the eyebolt and damage to the surrounding structure.
Demountable components should be removed, thoroughly examined for wear, defects and corrosion, re-installed if satisfactory and re-tested. Each anchor device should be submitted to an axial pull-out force of 6kN to confirm the soundness of the fixing.
Anchor devices that fail the test should be rejected and a 'Do Not Use' warning notice should be fitted. A new anchor should then be installed into a suitable position nearby.
Safety harness eyebolts can be installed internally or externally and fitted to a variety of load bearing building fabrics. These eyebolts must be of a type specified in the British Standard for fall arrest or restraint use and correctly fitted to ensure compliance with current regulations to prevent injury to the user.
All of our technicians are trained to give expert advice on the location and fitting of safety harness eyebolts.
Eyebolts can be provided in a number of finishes including galvanised steel, stainless steel and plastic colour coatings to suit the location and environment.
The alternative to a standard eyebolt is a Keyanka which incorporates a fixed socket permanently fitted to the building fabric and a stainless steel eyebolt unit that can be removed when not in use.
- Anchor devices should be installed into load-bearing structural members
- The position of an anchor device should be such that the lanyard or connector can be attached before the user moves into a position where the operative is at risk from falling
- Consideration should be given to possible deterioration of anchor devices e.g. that caused by atmospheric conditions
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- Each and every anchor should be annually removed, examined and refitted
- Each and every anchor should have PPE identification rings fitted stating the eyebolt ID and the next test due date. Failed eyebolts should be fitted with 'Do Not Use' labels or permanently removed
- Each and every anchor should be annually tested to 6kN
- A Test Certificate is to be issued after satisfactory completion of the test. Introland also supply location sheets which state exactly where all anchor devices are sited whether passed or failed
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