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Height Safety Equipment Recertification

Under Health and Safety Legislation site managers and owners are legally required to have all fall safety equipment inspected and recertified regularly.

Recertification Responsibility

Work at Height Regulations are enforced anywhere work is carried out with a risk of fall which could cause injury or worse. A common misconception is that these regulations only apply on roofs, but this is not the case: these regulations extend beyond roofs and even to low level or underground work.

If these regulations apply to a site you manage or own, you have a legal obligation to ensure all height safety equipment is inspected and recertified at least annually.

At Steadfast, we offer a comprehensive equipment inspection and recertification service for both collective and personal protective solutions, guaranteeing safe equipment and peace of mind.

Why does my equipment need inspecting?

Regardless of the quality of the equipment or system itself, the fact of the matter is that these systems degrade with use, putting users at risk. Regular inspection is crucial for spotting these faults before they cause serious injury.

Recertification is also important so you have physical evidence that you met your obligations, and can show your dedication to safety should the worst happen. This is why inspection and recertification should be carried out by an external and independent third party, who can fully ensure the system’s safety and provide you with relevant documentation and certification.

Recertification Timeline

Examples of what needs to be inspected, and when

System/EquipmentInspection Regime

Fall arrest cable system

BMUs and Suspended access equipmentAnnually
(Load testing)
Abseiling equipmentEvery 6 months
Personal Fall Prevention Equipment (PFPE)Every 6 months
(Inspected & recertified))
Building Maintenance Units (BMUs)Every 6 months
(Visual inspection)

Why us for your recertification & maintenance?

Why Us for Your Recertification & Maintenance?

Choosing Steadfast means selecting a partner committed to excellence in the recertification and maintenance of height safety equipment. Our qualified and certified engineers guarantee compliance and peace of mind through precision and professionalism.

  • Qualified Engineers: Specialists in height safety equipment recertification and maintenance.
  • Comprehensive Services: Tailored to meet the unique needs of your safety equipment.
  • Annual and Semi-Annual Inspections: Ensuring equipment is always compliant and safe.
  • Independent Assessments: Objective and thorough safety evaluations.
  • Certification and Documentation: Providing evidence of compliance and safety dedication.
  • Nationwide Support: Accessible services across the country for convenience.
  • Commitment to Safety: Exceeding expectations in safety standards and practices.

By partnering with Steadfast, you gain more than just a service provider; you gain a safety partner dedicated to ensuring your equipment and systems not only meet but exceed national standards and regulations. With our focus on continuing professional development, state-of-the-art practices, training and a customer-centric approach, we ensure your operations are safe and compliant, reflecting our commitment to excellence and your peace of mind.

We can provide complete precision and professionalism in safeguarding your operations. Let’s talk about your project.


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At Steadfast, Inspection & Recertification Service Includes:

  • Pull tests on abseiling tracks
  • Any and all fall arrest equipment including roof cables
  • Safe access systems such as platforms and walkways
  • Collective protection systems like rooftop guardrails
  • Inspection and recertification of eyebolts and portable anchors
  • Suspended rope/abseil access equipment
  • Lifting and handling equipment

Our inspection and recertification services are tailored to meet the needs of your safety equipment. Call us at 01473 834144 or email to learn more.

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  1. What is the purpose of safety equipment inspection and mansafe testing?
    Safety equipment inspection and mansafe testing aim to identify any wear, damage, or defects in fall protection equipment, including Mansafe systems, and other safety gear that could compromise its effectiveness in protecting workers. Regular inspections and mansafe testing ensure the equipment remains compliant with safety regulations and fit for use.
  2. What types of fall protection equipment require inspection and mansafe testing?
    All fall protection equipment should be regularly inspected, including safety harnesses, lanyards, carabiners, anchor points, and self-retracting lifelines. Mansafe systems, which are designed to protect workers at height, also require regular mansafe testing to ensure they are functioning correctly and safely. Other safety equipment, such as hard hats, safety glasses, and gloves, should also be inspected to ensure they are in good condition.
  3. How often should fall protection equipment and Mansafe systems be inspected and tested?
    The frequency of safety equipment inspections and mansafe testing depends on various factors, such as the type of equipment, its age, and the environmental conditions in which it is used. Generally, most fall protection equipment should be inspected at least every six months, with more frequent inspections for equipment exposed to harsh conditions or heavy use. Mansafe systems should undergo mansafe testing at least annually, as per the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
  4. Who is responsible for conducting safety equipment inspections and mansafe testing?
    Employers are responsible for ensuring that safety equipment inspections and mansafe testing are conducted regularly by a competent person. This can be an in-house employee trained in equipment inspection and mansafe testing or a professional inspection service provider like Steadfast.
  5. What are the legal requirements for safety equipment inspection?
    The Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 require that fall protection equipment, including Mansafe systems, and other PPE are regularly inspected and maintained to ensure they are safe for use. Employers must keep records of these inspections and mansafe testing and take action to address any defects found.
  6. What should I do if a piece of fall protection equipment or Mansafe system fails inspection or testing?
    If a piece of fall protection equipment or Mansafe system fails inspection or mansafe testing, it must be immediately removed from service and tagged as “out of service” to prevent accidental use. The equipment should be repaired or replaced as necessary before being put back into use. A competent person should assess the severity of the defect and determine the appropriate course of action.
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