As specialist rope access contractors, we have a huge amount of experience in the placement and positioning of eyebolts. The eyebolts are always placed in pairs for use by one person, however in the event of rescue it would be possible to have 2 persons suspended from the eyebolts.
As the eyebolts are going to be used to suspend a load (a person is classed as a load) they are tested and inspected under the Lifting operations & Lifting equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998. The eyebolts must be inspected and tested on a 6-monthly basis.
Fall arrest as the name suggests is a protection system in which a person falls and their fall is arrested (stopped) by the equipment they are wearing and attached to.
All the eyebolts we install conform to EN 795. All Fall arrest eyebolts we install are tested in accordance with BS 7883:2005 The Code of Practice for the design, selection, installation, use and maintenance of anchor devices conforming to BS EN 795.
Aspire are leading installers of safety eyebolts. We also carry out testing and re-certification and have a team of experienced and qualified technicians.
All our technicians are trained to give expert advice on the fitting, location and testing of safety eyebolts.
Periodic examinations are required at intervals of no more than 12 months for fall arrest and 6 months if used for rope access. Each eyebolt will be tested to 6kN for fall arrest and 7.5kN for rope access and a test certificate will be issued.