We inspect, test and manage compliance for fall protection systems throughout New Zealand. Once systems have been installed and certified they require ongoing and regular inspection – commonly known as recertifications (typically this is a 12-month inspection).

Our recertification team inspect installed solutions, provide inspection reports and scheduled recertification programs to ensure your systems remain compliant in accordance with AS/NZS1891.4:2009 standards, manufactures’ instructions and WorkSafe requirements.

We inspect and certify:

  • Anchor Points
  • Rail Systems
  • Static Lines
  • Rescue Systems.

If you are in need of an ongoing certification process for your fall arrest system, NZ Access can help.

At NZ Access we are serious about working safely at heights with best practice equipment, made perfect. A height safety system could be as simple as a single anchor point or more involved, with engineered rail and davit systems. There are also advanced systems that combine a number of elements, working together to protect against the risk of a fall.

NZ Access conducts inspection, testing and certifications on all manner of height safety systems around New Zealand.

What Is On-Going Fall Arrest System Certification?

Regular fall arrest system inspections and certification are requirements for businesses in New Zealand. This is necessary for many businesses that fall under industries such as:

  • Industrial sites
  • Storage tanks
  • Watercare
  • Water industry
  • Power industry
  • Water reservoirs
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Dairy industry
  • Wine industry
  • Bulk handling
  • Water rescue
  • Oil and gas sectors
  • Mining sectors

What Does The Inspection, Testing and Certification Include?

Whether you need height safety equipment recertification, fall protection anchor point certification, static line systems, or fall arrest equipment certification, NZ Access will be your one-stop solution.

Your height safety system will be thoroughly inspected and tested for any signs of wear and tear, damage, or degradation. Once the inspection is complete, our height safety team will provide you with a report that will outline the individual system details, layout drawings, serial numbers, rattings, testing results, inspection details, asset photos and compliance standards. We also provide producer statement design reviews right through to onsite construction reviews. 

Our certification and inspection services covers a wide range of height safety equipment including:

  • Existing fall arrest certification
  • Height safety systems certification/recertification
  • Anchor points
  • Fall arrest anchors
  • Industrial rope access anchors
  • Static line cable based systems
  • Rail systems
  • Davit systems
  • And more

How Frequently Should You Get Your System Inspected and Certified?

The frequency of inspection and certification will depend on the type of system, how often it is used, the environment it is used in, and the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.

As required by AS/NZS 1891.4:

  • Most fall arrest systems should undergo 12 monthly inspections by a height safety equipment inspector.
  • Horizontal and vertical lifelines and anchorages should have 12 monthly inspections.
  • Harness, Lanyards, PPE, and Devices should have six monthly inspections.