Abseil Anchor Points & Systems
Abseil systems are a requirement for tasks such as cladding maintenance & window cleaning. Having an effective, and most importantly safe, abseiling system is a must.
Depending on the height of a building and access issues such tasks can only be approached from above on an abseiling system, rigged in such a way that a worker is always safe and in control.
At Altus Safety we have expertise in a range of façade access systems, and we can advise on the best system for your situation, as well as designing, installing and maintaining the abseil system and anchor points to BS8610.
Abseiling Anchors & Systems Compliant with Safety Regulations
Abseiling anchors allow trained rope access personnel to work safely and should be designed and installed to BS8610. These abseiling systems should only be used by fully IRATA trained rope access personnel.
They can be used on a variety of different roof and wall types, meaning they can be extremely cost effective in comparison to BMU systems.
The abseiling ropes can be protected from the edge of the building using specialist mats meaning less chance of abrasion..
Regular Maintenance is Essential
As with all fall protection equipment and fall arrest systems, these abseiling systems must be inspected before and after every use by a trained user. They must be inspected and tested by a suitable ‘working at height’ specialist company a minimum of every 6 months.
Abseiling System Enquiries
If you are considering an abseiling system or if you know this is the ideal system you need and are looking for an installer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly experts at Altus Safety. We’re always keen to discuss your requirements.
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Freestanding portable abseiling anchors require no attachment to the structure of the building and can be moved across roof surface easily, removing the need for multiple attachment points.
Freestanding portable abseiling anchors comply with the following standards:
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998 and BS EN 7883 – minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall by a working at height specialist company
These systems must be inspected before and after every use by a trained user.
Freestanding portable abseiling anchors are completely freestanding so there is no need to penetrate the roof sheet. Their modular construction allows the systems to be moved easily to different work areas.
Freestanding portable abseiling anchors are also known as:
Portable Rope Access Anchor Device, Portable deadweight access anchor system
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
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