Pull Out testing
Eye bolts and abseil points are widely used across a variety of applications, from retail merchandising and lighting to rope access maintenance and window cleaning. it is therefore imperative that regular testing procedures are adhered to that ensures these systems comply with current legislation and are deemed appropriate for use.
Due to the loads that can be imparted on these solutions, it is critical that testing is performed to industry recognised standards. For eye bolts the standard is BS 7883:2005, and testing should occur at least every 12 months. For class A1 categorised anchor points testing should be conducted in accordance with BS EN795 standards and the testing frequency is increased to every 6 months.
As well as testing the system to award compliance, our specialist teams will also conduct inspections to identify any damage and perform preventative maintenance on the system to ensure its longevity.
Pull Out Test Brickwork
It is recommended that eyebolts and single anchor points used for the purpose of Work at Height should be testing once every 12 months and once every 6 months if Class A. If your system has not been compliance tested by a competent person within a 12 month period, they should be tagged strictly DO NOT USE.
Pull Out Testing
Our Team have undergone training with Independent Fixing Consultants in the selection, installation and testing and periodic examination of these Standards. BS EN795 BS 7985:2002.
Training was carried out by the Industry Leader – Mark Salmon
Hydrajaws Safety Eyebolt tester kit Mk II.
- The Hydrajaws kit comprises the series 2000 tester standard to all kits, supplied with a fixed gauge reading to 15kN, a 150 Load Spreading Bridge (shown below), 75mm hexagon legs, together with a clevis and adaptor to mount it in the tester.
- The 150 load spreading bridge spans across the brick in a wall of conventional brickwork as long as it is used in the vertical plane.
- The 150 bridge is narrow so it will test anchors close to walls and windows – in this case the handwheel is replaced with the special 22mm A/F nut, supplied as part of the Mk II kit, which we turn with a ratchet fitted with a 22mm A/F socket.