Testing & Recertification
PPE Minimum period once every 3, 6, 9 or 12 months’ subject to the environment.
Fall restraint / fall arrest cable systems minimum period once every 12 months.
Abseil/rope access points minimum period once every 6 months.
Ladder restraint anchors minimum period once every 12 months.
BS EN 365:2004 Personal protective equipment against falls from a height. General requirements for instructions for use, maintenance, periodic examination, repair, marking and packaging gives general requirements for periodic inspection, instructions for use and marking of PPE against falls from a height. To counter the causes of degradation listed in the introduction, the British Standard states that components should be examined ‘at least twelve-monthly’. This is sometimes taken to be ‘annually’, although manufacturers of textile products usually recommend inspection more frequently than this.
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