Anchor Testing And Certification

Installing an industrial fall protection system isn’t the end of your safety obligations. Your anchor testing and certification are what keeps your contractors safe. In the event of any damage to equipment, it is also what protects you and your company from liability.

There are numerous measures to meet to ensure full compliance with industry standards. Trust our qualified team to guide you diligently through the anchor testing and certification process.

Our Expert Process

Ensuring full safety and compliance with all standards and requirements is our specialty. The steps are as follows:

  1. Visual Inspection
  2. Load Testing
  3. Certification

We start with a visual inspection, move to a thorough load testing stage, and finish up with official certification of compliance. Each of these metrics is essential for a thorough and correct evaluation of compliance and safety.

Contact us now to take the first step toward better safety in the workplace. Our attention to detail can help avoid costly oversights that could lead to catastrophic circumstances.

Visual Inspection

This portion comes before load testing. This is because it can reveal complex problems that may require addressing before moving forward with load testing.

A visual inspection by a competent person who is not the user or owner of the anchor system is required annually. Our staff has years of experience evaluating buildings and can ensure that the inspection is thorough and complete.

Load Testing

The load testing portion of any inspection is essential, as it provides evidence that the systems in place are compliant, operational, and safe. We work with professional engineers registered by the state for this crucial step.

We start with a point-by-point inspection of anchor points. Every weight-bearing spot must be free from damage, danger, complications, or even simple things like rust. We then test the load-bearing abilities in the presence of a professional engineer registered by the state. Finally, we certify that each anchor point is viable, safe, and compliant.

Certification

Following visual inspection and load testing, an anchor system can be considered safe for use. Companies receive from us full certification as well as detailed documentation of the testing process.

At this point, certification can be used to ensure that you are not liable in the event of an accident involving property damage. It ensures that you will not have to pay fines due to non-compliance with safety standards. It also means you can rest easy knowing that the safety and wellbeing of your contractors and company are taken care of.

Access To Key Inspection Insights

As our team conducts the anchor testing and certification, our competent experts collect key data that could help to maintain compliance in the future.

An inspection report is one of the assets our professional staff can provide for clients. This report will include metrics of certification and any current abnormalities within your system. Along with the report, we can also provide strong recommendations based on this report to ensure long-term building compliance.

Easily Meet Compliance Requirements

There are several requirements that a complex industrial fall protection system must pass to be operational. Our employees are fast, efficient, and thorough in evaluating and testing these requirements.

Damage to property and assets can become costly in the event of an accident, which is one reason why frequent inspections are worth the investment. Along with damage to equipment, your anchor system can carry workers. Human passengers mean that the risks in the event of an accident are far greater than other safety concerns.

The rigorous safety standards may be intimidating as a building owner, but our team can easily guide you through the process of achieving compliance. Whether you’re worried about meeting the ASC standards or overwhelmed by how many boxes you have to check for OSHA, we have the skills to simplify and streamline your safety compliance.

ASC I-14 Window Washing Safety Standard

Since 2001, this standard has been taking the safety of the window cleaning industry to the next level. Meeting this standard via a thorough inspection and certification is required annually.

ASC I-14, as opposed to other standards, is specifically in regards to window washing. It is designed to protect the employees and assets of these companies through rigorous standards.

Our team can ensure that you have detailed safety reports to keep for your records. These can be useful for the sake of showing your inspection history each year upon updating.

OSHA Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) directly defers to the ASC standards in its General Duty Clause.

OSHA also includes a rigorous checklist of anchor system standards that have to do with the efficacy of parts like:

  • The anchorage or point of attachment
  • Body harnesses and belts
  • Snaphooks, positioning systems, and lanyards
  • Deceleration devices and lifelines

The Bottom Line

Working with our expert team can help you protect contractors working on the property, protect equipment, and avoid citations. Our friendly and transparent employees can break down every step of the process so that you understand how best to move forward after inspection.

Contact us today to get a free quote for your building’s anchor testing and certification requirements. Get started now for better safety and better service.

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