It is the duty and responsibility of the building owner and a mandatory requirement of most Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) organizations to have Fall protection equipment and roof safety anchors inspected.
    Under WorksafeBC (WCB) OHS Regulation “Part 11 Fall Protection” B.C. all anchor systems if not inspected annually must be inspected before any use.

    Anchor systems are certified for 12 months from the time of installation and inspection. If your system is not inspected annually then your system will need to be inspected before it’s next use, which may result in delays to any work that needs to be carried out. You can find the information about your systems certification status by reviewing the buildings logbook.

    It can take up top two weeks to secure an inspection and typically takes one week from the time of inspection to get a completed inspections report.
    When booking an inspection please provide the building name and address, the principle contact person and site contact person if different.

    Contact us via or call us at 604-435-0008

    Annual Anchor Inspection – It is recommended that all anchor systems undergo annual inspections to ensure continuous certification and avoid any delay when a system is not certified and will then need to be inspected before use.

    Load Test – Anchor systems that incorporate adhesive or expansive fasteners are required according to Section of the CAN/CSA-Z91-02 to have 100% of the anchors load tested at intervals not exceeding five years and tested in accordance with Clause 6.3.2 b of CAN/CSA-Z271
    A load test is a more comprehensive and time consuming inspection where the anchors are tested under load.

    The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) requires that “operation manuals, logs, and reports shall be accessible to the user. The operation manual shall be kept on site and shall be available to workers at all times.”
    A logbook is a key component of a safe fall protection system. The book acts as a central storage place for all the records of important events in the management, operation, and use of a fall protection system. You can find more information here.

    The logbook must be kept in a location that is accessible by someone needing to use the system. Most commonly logbooks are kept with the building caretaker. Logbooks have also been found in maintenance closets, strata member units, posted by the roof entrance, with a concierge, on a bookcase, or at the head office of a building.

    In order to pass the annual anchor inspection, the technicians must be able to review and sign the logbook. The lack of a logbook is the most common reason for a delay and largest unexpected expense during an annual inspection. If you require a new logbook contact to arrange for a new one to be made.