Testing Legislation

Employers and their clients are required to ensure that adequate fall protection is provided for work at height. Also, in the event of a fall, they should be able to show that they have taken appropriate measures to ensure that fall protection is used in the correct way.

Without testing and certification for your installed systems, you can be held responsible for any accidents. Organisations and individuals that fail to take responsibility for health and safety are subject to criminal prosecution and/or civil action.

If you ever work at height, employ people who work at height, or hire people to work at height, it’s important to remember that workers, employers and building owners all have their respective duties and responsibilities.

Every 12 months the system requires to be tested to comply with EN795 2012 / CEN/TS 16415:2013

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Testing and Installation for Horizontal Life Lines

When it comes to safety, you should rely on nothing but the best equipment and expertise. Our qualified teams are capable of installing a variety of systems suitable for multiple users, on all roof types.

These include horizontal lifelines which navigate corners and contours to accommodate virtually any building design or structure, giving our workers freedom and flexibility, while maintaining safety at all times.

Based on the philosophy that anchor devices are rated to sustain the force generated in a fall by the mass of more than one person and the equipment they may carry, the EN 795 2012 CEN/TS 16415:2013 has been created.

This Technical Specification states that:

  1. Anchor devices must be compliant with EN 795:2012.
  2. Multi-user devices must be tested to simulate a minimum of two users falling simultaneously.
  3. For each additional user, an extra 100 kg of mass should be tested. For testing the static strength, an extra 1 kN shall be applied.

At High Access we believe in nothing less than carrying out work in the Safest Way. So for full peace of mind, that is why all products we install either meet or exceed the new EN 795:2012 standard and the CEN/TS 161451:2013.

Horizontal Lines

XSLinked is our single-cable horizontal lifeline solution for one, two users, that can be mounted on almost every type of roof surface, roof, wall, and overhead.

The XSLinked lifeline provides protection to individual users and offers them great freedom of movement along the route of the lifeline.

Our systems are designed to make fall protection easier for everyone involved: users, clients and suppliers. We offer a complete range of solutions for a durable lifeline track on roofs with slopes up to 15 degrees. But every building is different and every project has different requirements.

Recognising this, we offer a modular range of fall protection solutions that covers almost any roof surface, with just three base plates. Different components can be combined to create a suitable and cost-effective lifeline solution, based on a project’s requirements and the desired specifications.

The XSLinked lifeline system can easily be installed on top of any of the anchor points within our range and Roofs;

  • 18mm Single Ply
  • Metal Profile Sheet Roof
  • Trapezoidal Roofs
  • Concrete Roof
  • Standing Seam Roof
  • Over Head System
  • Wall System

For full peace of mind, all of our systems are fully compliant to EN 795 : 2012, CEN/TS 161451:2013.

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Guardrail

Why choose guardrails as a fall prevention system?

The most important reason to choose for a guardrail system is that it’s a collective solution which protects all persons present on a (roof) surface, when installed along all edges of the surface. Furthermore, no specific training or any user knowledge is needed to ‘use’ it.

A guardrail system that is placed along the entire edge of a surface, makes sure that the whole surface is classified as a so-called ‘safe zone’. This means that all users can freely move within the perimeter and work can be performed without any other form of fall protection.

For what purposes are guardrails suitable?

  • Flat roofs or roofs with a max. slope of 10 degrees (as a temporary guardrail system).
  • (Industrial) buildings with installations on the roof (air conditioning, chimneys, skylights etc.).
  • For property owners who want to create a safe-to-access roof for authorized personnel.
  • As a one-time investment for building owners and/or developers.
  • XSGuardrails can also be used to provide a safe (roof) entry, for example with the use of a caged ladder. Regulations can require the installation of guardrails to guide users for a safe entry to the roof surface.

Anchors

RockSolid III with XSDynamic 360o

XSPlatforms’ movable roof anchor point is easy to install without needing to penetrate or open the roof surface.The frame of the RockSolid is placed between two layers of XSMass (22300) counter­weight blocks. These are modular blocks, also used for the XSGuardrail system.

The XSMass blocks weigh 23 kg (50.7 lbs) each and ensure the stable and safe use of the anchor point.

Because the user is dealing with heavy components, the RockSolid is easy to assemble at ground level and then raise to roof level using e.g. a construction crane.

A deadweight anchor point such as the RockSolid must always be used in combination with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

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