How to Conduct a Fall Protection System Test, Inspection and Re-certification

It’s important to keep all fall protection equipment in top condition – not only to maintain peak performance but also maintain conformity.

We always advise installing quality, long-lasting solutions, such as our Kee Line safety lifeline systems for personal protection, or Kee Guard rooftop guard rail systems and Kee Cover skylight protection for a full collective protected roof, but how do you inspect and maintain rooftop safety systems to keep them working at their best?

Here’s a quick guide on how to inspect your equipment.

Personal Protection Audit

Before conducting an inspection, make sure you have the proper equipment and resources. This includes a ladder, flashlight, and mirror.

Before embarking on an equipment inspection for Mansafe Systems, personal protection should always be a priority. A ladder, flashlight, and mirror are essential personal safety items that need to be on hand.

Also, in the event of a fall while conducting the inspection, having an approved fall arrest system is paramount to personal safety.

Making sure that all necessary personal protective gear and equipment are available before beginning any workspace inspection is essential to ensure successful completion and personal wellness.

Look for Damage

Inspect the system from the ground first, looking for any obvious signs of damage or wear and tear.

•	Safe Access Requires Regular Inspection Of Your Fall Protection Systems

When inspecting a fall arrest System, it is best to start by surveying the system from the ground and on foot.

This kind of inspection should look for any obvious signs of damage or wear and tear, like frayed cables, weakened fall arrest points or rusted components.

If any such issues are spotted in the system during initial surveying, it is very important to remedy them before use as doing so could potentially prevent fatal accidents caused by poor fall arrest systems maintenance.

Working Platforms and Fall Restraint Systems

Climb up to the platform and inspect all components of the system, including rails, cables, and pulleys.

When inspecting a Mansafe System, you must reach the platform and examine all components thoroughly.

This inspection should include:

  1. Inspect fall arrest and fall restraint devices, including rails, cables, and pulleys.
  2. Ensure all U-bolts and clevis bolts are tightened correctly and that each rail system is securely fixed.
  3. Look for signs of wear or fatigue on components
  4. Replace any damaged elements to maintain the safety

In addition, check each component is correctly installed and connected properly to ensure fall protection from any height.

Remove Faulty Equipment for Replacement

You must take note of any damaged or worn parts that need to be replaced.

As working at height is inherently risky, it is essential to inspect equipment regularly and take note of any damaged or worn parts that need to be replaced. That way, you can ensure your working environment is as safe as possible, minimizing risk for workers operating at height.

The inspection for Mansafe Systems should start with an overall visual check, followed by a tightness test on key components. Make sure to report any abnormalities or inconsistencies that may indicate damage or wear and tear so the defective pieces can be swiftly replaced.

Evidence Logs

Take pictures of the system during your inspection for reference later on.

This will allow for quick reference if any maintenance or repairs are required in the future. Not only does this allow you to quickly spot any areas that need attention, but it also helps create a permanent record of all the observed details from your inspection.

Taking a few moments to capture photos can save time and money later on, so make sure you take them during your next Mansafe Systems equipment inspection!

Report Your Findings

Once you’re finished inspecting the system, compile all your notes and pictures into a report to be submitted.

After a careful inspection of the fall arrest systems has been thoroughly completed, it is important to prepare a professional report to reflect the assessment. This should include detailed notes on any issues observed as well as photographs that demonstrate areas of concern.

Once all of this data has been compiled, the report should be ready to submit back to Mansafe Systems and allow them to take appropriate action.

Kee Track Safety System

Overhead fall protection track systems should be considered for worker safety, providing secure anchors and paths of travel where work overhead is essential.

Kee Track
Mansafe Fall Protection Systems Stop A Fall Occurring When Working At Height

These tracks are securely fastened to compatible connectors with anchor plates underneath while also being suited to a variety of roof surfaces such as concrete, asphalt or PVC membrane.

With its resilient construction, low maintenance needs, easy installation process and minimal training requirements, the Kee Track rigid rail system is the perfect choice for a compliant Mansafe system.  

Our modular design guarantees an efficient setup with a quick turnaround time; no more waiting around to get the job done.

Through our precise measurements of your site combined with standard components, we guarantee hassle-free compatibility – allowing you back into action in no time.

Mansafe Inspection and Maintenance

If you need any assistance with conducting an inspection or repairing damaged parts, our team of experts at Facilities Services are here to help.

As fall protection Experts, we offer equipment inspection and recertification services for a wide range of equipment needed for both basic and extreme heights. For example, we can help you with your fall arrest system, including roof cables.

We have professional experience in providing safety equipment inspections like steps overs, platforms and walkways. Not just that, but collective protections such as guardrails are included in our equipment refurbishment services.

Our company also offers testing, maintenance and certification of lifting equipment, eyebolts and portable anchors, as well as pull tests on abseiling tracks. Last but not least, we provide extensive testing equipment for lightning protection to meet current UK requirements, along with installing an accessible handrail.

Contact us

We’re dedicated to maintaining all safety at height systems, such as Kee Track, and ensuring they are compliant and fit for use. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or repair.