Fall Arrest, Static Line & Rope Access anchors require inspection and certification at least every 12 months by competent person in accordance with the majority of manufacturer’s specifications and requirements of Standard AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Section (9).
However, most state regulations now specify inspection of anchors every 6 months when in “regular use”.
How often your height safety equipment needs to be tested depends on the type of system installed. As stated, fall arrest, static line and rope access anchors generally require annual certification in most contexts. Some industrial and high use applications require 6 monthly inspection and certification. Harnesses, lanyards and other safety equipment also require periodic inspection dependent on use and manufacturers specification.
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