Test and inspect at height

29 June 2016

With company directors more aware than ever of their liabilities should an accident occur at their premises as a result of a fall from height, having a test and inspection regime for work at heights has never been more important, according to Eurosafe Solutions.

The fall protection test and inspection specialist, based in Sheffield, has seen an increase in demand for its services in the past 12 months, particularly from facilities management companies and landlords with medium to large building portfolios.  

Director John Boyle said: “Compliance of fall protection equipment is extremely important and employers are recognising the risks they face if the equipment for work at height is not properly tested and inspected. A claim against a company from an employee, contractor or member of the public who suffers as a result of a faulty system on a roof or side of a building could run into tens of thousands of pounds. It’s really important to bring in experts to routinely test and inspect these systems to ensure they are compliant – it not only reduces risks to a business, but it could save someone’s life.”

Eurosafe Solutions, which has 20 years’ experience in fall protection testing and inspection for buildings across the UK and Europe, carries out individual load testing on fall protection systems, providing building owners with a more accurate assessment of the safety of their systems.  The company has recently released a guide to test and inspection for fall protection systems, which can be downloaded from its website

Eurosafe Solutions also provides regular checks on Personal Protective Equipment to ensure it has not become obsolete and is fully compliant with the regulations.