AS/NZS 5532 (‘height safety anchors’) outlines the manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor devices. The standard states that an anchor must hold a load for three minutes after a sudden drop with no breaking or cracking of the anchor.
Under the standard, each anchor must be able to hold:
– for single person fall arrest use (15kN), a drop of a 100kg load from two metres.
– for two-person fall arrest use (21kN), a drop of 150kg from two metres.
Whilst AS/NZS 1891 (‘industrial fall arrest systems and devices’) requirement is to test the anchor points every 12 months as a minimum, Tasman recommends six-monthly inspections due to the high consequence of the risks involved.
Tasman Rope Access can design, supply, install, certify and inspect both temporary and permanent anchors points for both abseiling and fall arrest anchor systems.
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