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Annual Inspection & Recertification of Safety Equipment Is Required By Law

For site managers and business owners in the UK, it’s crucial to understand your legal duty regarding safety equipment.

According to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Regulation 2007, Part 4: Work at Height, there’s a clear requirement for an annual inspection and recertification of your safety equipment.

This means ensuring that all safety equipment is thoroughly checked and officially certified as safe to use at least once every year. It’s not just a suggestion – it’s a legal obligation aimed at protecting everyone involved in tasks performed at heights.

By staying compliant with this regulation, you’re not just ticking a box; you’re actively prioritising the safety and well-being of your team and any visitors to your site. So, as a responsible business owner or site manager, make sure you’re meeting this requirement to keep your workplace safe and secure.

Is recertification your responsibility?

The Work at Height Regulations apply wherever there is a risk of fall which could cause injury to workers. It extends beyond roofs and even to low-level work. It also applies to both employers and the self-employed.

If the Regulations apply to you, then you are legally required to ensure your equipment is inspected at least annually. At Harcon, our expert engineers provide a full range of equipment inspection and recertification services to help you meet your obligations.

Why safety equipment needs inspection & certification?

No matter the quality of the equipment or system, regular usage will cause deterioration and general wear and tear, which in turn can cause failure and jeopardise users. Inspection and recertification is a crucial part of determining whether equipment is safe to use or not.

If an accident occurs and it is found that your equipment was not properly inspected and recertified when needed, you could find yourself in legal trouble.

Equipment should be fully inspected by a competent third party. Our engineers are fully-trained and highly experienced in inspecting and recertifiying equipment and systems, and can ensure the system is safe to use and provide you with all relevant documentation.

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)

Why Choose Harcon for Recertification and Maintenance?

Our Facilities Services department proudly ranks among the finest in the country, specialising in the recertification and upkeep of all safety systems at height.

Our team comprises qualified engineers who excel at ensuring your systems’ safety and compliance. We understand the importance of maintaining your systems to the highest standards, ensuring they are safe to use and fully compliant with regulations.

From routine maintenance to detailed inspections, our meticulous approach ensures your safety systems not only meet but exceed expectations. With our dedication to excellence, you can trust us to optimise your systems’ performance, providing you with peace of mind and assurance.

Choose our expertise and let us safeguard your operations with precision and professionalism. Contact Us to discuss your project!


Our Recertification Covers:

  • All types of fall arrest systems including roof cables
  • Safe access equipment including step-overs, platforms and walkways
  • Collective protection systems such as rooftop guardrails
  • Testing and recertification of eyebolts and portable anchors
  • Suspended access equipment
  • Lifting and handling equipment
  • Pull tests on abseiling tracks
  • Testing of lightning protection equipment
  • BMU electrical inspection


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