Under the requirements of CSA Z271, all roof anchors and façade access systems are required to be recertified once every five years. The inspections ensure the systems are in good condition and ready for service.
Section 11.9 of CSA Z271 states:
Structural components of the equipment and attachments to the structure shall be inspected and tested at intervals not exceeding 5 years. This shall include
(a) a review of related documentation, including the equipment log and the engineered drawings, to
establish compliance of the suspended platform with
(i) current regulations;
(ii) this Standard; and
(iii) applicable engineering standards;
(b) inspection and testing of the emergency braking system to verify function in accordance with
Clause 220.127.116.11. Emergency brake testing shall include verification of operation in response to
overspeed with the platform unoccupied while loaded to the rated platform capacity;
(c) testing where required to verify the strength and operation of the equipment and attachments to the
(d) inspection and testing of elements that have been secured with post-installed bolts to verify strength
equal to at least 75% of the design load for the application.
The inspection and testing shall be performed by an engineer or the engineer’s delegate. Upon
successful completion of the inspection and testing, the engineer shall provide written verification that the equipment and attachments to the structure comply with this Standard.
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