Anchor system and façade access system are required to be maintained in safe operating conditions by the owner and building managers. Safety inspections are typically conducted before the system is placed in service and thereafter periodically or at a minimum annually to ensure compliance with all current applicable Standards, Codes and local Regulations. Any deficiencies discovered during these inspections are required to be addressed before the system is placed in service.
Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, maintaining roof anchors and façade access equipment in good operating condition is the responsibility of building owners and managers. It is extremely important for building owners and facility managers to be confident that their roof anchors and façade access systems are inspected and tested by professionals who have the proper qualifications and experience.
Ontario Reg 859 Section 41 (1) states that; the owner of a building mentioned in section 39 or 40 shall cause all anchor points and permanently-installed suspended scaffolds to be inspected by a competent person,
a. before being used for the first time;
b. thereafter as often as necessary but not less frequently than recommended by the manufacturer of the anchor points or the suspended scaffolds, as the case may be, and in any case, at least once a year; and
c. when informed under section 43.
Anchor Experts’ staff have many years of combined experience, and have been extensively trained in the application of all current applicable Standards and Regulations when conducting the safety inspections.
Your inspection program will be managed by one of our technical advisors as a single point of contact for coordinating and managing the inspection program so you don’t have to ever worry about forgetting the periodic inspections.