The servicing required for Fall Arresters
Wednesday, 16 June, 2010
Servicing and Inspection of Fall Arresters. (SRL's)
Our hoists for the disabled are equipped with a mechanical fall arrester in addition to the rope operated (usually manually) by a winch.
Servicing and inspection of mechanical fall arresters, such as Self Retracting Lifelines (SRL's) are important requirements in any effective safety program. The frequency of the servicing / inspection as well as who should perform these activities are critical issues.
The following questions and answers will develop further understanding of the issues relating to the inspection/servicing of SRL's.
What does AS/NZS 1891.4 Standard require for inspection and servicing?
AS/NZS 1891.4 regulations specifically address inspection of products such as SRL's.
The Standard requires:
Listed below are criteria that must be checked during an inspection. The SRL must be removed from service and sent to an authorised repair centre if any of the below conditions are not met.
Ensure the SRL casing is free of:
Works correctly when the line is pulled Sharply.
Ensure Hooks, karabiners and Thimbles are free of:
Ensure the locking mechanism on all hardware is working correctly. Swivel hooks must swivel freely.
The service agent used by Sailability Manly was
A Nobles and Sons
16 Fariola Street
Silverwater NSW 2128
Phone: 9748 1166
Web site: http://www.nobles.com.au/
Service inspection carried out yearly for $60.00
By Peter Singer Sailability NSW