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Height Safety Equipment Inspection and Certification

The Health and Safety Act requires site owners and managers to regularly inspect and certify fall safety equipment.

You are Responsible for Inspections and Certifications

Whenever there is a risk of a fall resulting in injury or worse, Work at Height Regulations are enforced. These regulations apply to more than just roofs, as they even cover low level or underground work. It is a common misconception that these regulations only apply to roofs.

All height safety equipment must be inspected and recertified annually if these regulations apply to the site you manage or own.

With Highwire, you’re guaranteed safe equipment and peace of mind with comprehensive equipment inspections and recertifications.

How do I know if my equipment needs Inspection and Certification?

It does not matter how good the equipment or system is, they degrade with use, putting users at risk. Inspections are crucial for detecting these faults before they cause serious harm.

You should also recertify so that you have physical evidence that you have met your obligations and can demonstrate your commitment to safety in the unfortunate event that something goes wrong. This is why inspections and certification should be performed by an external and independent third party, who can verify the system’s safety and provide you with the necessary documentation.

Height Safety Equipment Maintenance, Service, and Repair, including:

  • Height Safety Cable Systems
  • Height Safety Anchor Points
  • Bespoke Structural Fixings
  • Permanent Access Ladders
  • Fixed & Free Standing Guardrails
  • Walkways
  • Step-over Units
  • Rooflight Protection Covers
  • Abseiling Track Systems, Davits & Anchor Points
  • Confined Space Solutions
  • Roof-top Demarcation Systems
  • Maintenance and Service of Flagpoles
  • Fixed Bolt Testing on Totems
  • Visual Inspections of staircases

We design, install, commission, and support height access systems in addition to maintaining and servicing them.

Inspections, Services and Certification

Highwire staff are fully accredited to deliver a comprehensive range of inspection and certification services to ensure your installation is fully compliant with the latest regulations and, most important, ready for you, your staff and your contractors to use in safety.

Services include:

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)


Minor repairs are included within our price. E.g. split pins / re-tensioning / replacement of small number of bolts etc. We don’t set out to fail the system or find faults, in order to charge a revisit repair cost. Many of our competitors may go in extremely competitive on the initial re-test price but their intention is to make excessive money on the repairs.

A full survey of major faults is supplied with our non-conformance certificate should the system fail.

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