Fall protection specialist Eurosafe Solutions

Abseil Access

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

As one of the UK’s leading installers of Abseil access equipment, 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. Anchorage devices installed specifically for abseil access are usually of two types:

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.

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.