Work positioning, otherwise known as rope access, is a method of accessing a building or structure by means of a rope system, where conventional scaffolding or motorised platforms are impractical and expensive. Due to the nature of the work we conduct, it is of the up most importance for workers to have a back-up at all times while suspended. This applies also to the eyebolts. We ensure there is never a time where a person is suspended from a single eyebolt.
As specialist rope access contractors with combined experience of more than 15 years in the field, we are confident in the placement and positioning of eyebolts. The eyebolts are always installed in pairs for use by an individual worker, however in the event of a rescue they will withstand the weight of two persons suspended.
A knurled threaded sleeve is secured into the structure with a two-part resin system. Once cured an eyebolt is screwed into the insert to the required torque setting. The anchor is then tested by a trained worker attempting to pull the eyebolt back out of the structure in the opposite direction it went in. Work positioning eyebolts can also be installed in structural steel.
When combined the eyebolts must be able to take a load of 15Kn (1500Kg). Once installed the anchor will have a calibrated test rig set up on it and the anchors tested to the relevant force.
Once the installer has carried out all the testing and inspection, certification will be issued for the use of the eyebolts.
As the eyebolts are going to be used to suspend a load (a person is classed as a load) they are tested and inspected under the Lifting operations & Lifting equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998. The eyebolts must be inspected and tested on a 6 monthly basis by a competent person.