Fall protection specialist Eurosafe Solutions has secured an agreement with a Dutch designer and manufacturer of wind turbines, to test and inspect its fall protection systems on its turbines across the UK.
This includes taking care of over 40 wind turbines in private rural land-based locations, stretching from Cornwall in the South to Aberdeenshire in the North, Humberside in the East and Merseyside in the West.
For each turbine, Eurosafe Solutions’ experienced team will test and inspect personnel anchor points, in accordance with BS EN 795 and EN 50308:2004 (Wind Turbines, requirements for design, operation & maintenance). The team will also carry out a LOLER inspection of their internal goods hoist, as well as a PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) inspection of internal access ladders, plus testing and inspection of cable-based fall protection systems to the internal ladders to EN 795, plus rescue equipment inspection.
John Boyle, Director of Eurosafe Solutions, said: “Wind turbines are a growing part of our test and inspection service for fall protection systems. By their very nature turbines are installed in exposed locations and as a result the fall protection systems, particularly those installed external to the turbine are exposed to a regular battering by the elements – making the need for a regular inspection programme all the more necessary. We are looking forward to further developing our work within the renewable sector.”
Eurosafe Solutions has over 20 years experience in the installation, testing, inspection and monitoring of fall protection systems. The company has amongst its customers some of the UK’s most iconic buildings, including the O2Arena, The Millennium Stadium, Manchester Evening News Arena, Gatwick and Heathrow Airports and the Emirates Stadium. The company also provides testing and inspection services to schools, commercial and residential buildings and shopping centres across the country.
For more information, contact Eurosafe Solutions Ltd on 0870 777 6940 or visit the website www.eurosafesolutions.com.