Load Testing

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WE PROVIDE ENGINEER APPROVED LOAD TESTING.

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WE PROVIDE ENGINEER APPROVED LOAD TESTING


Testing must be completed in coordination with manufacturer’s requirements and as prescribed by, and under the direction and supervision of a professional engineer. Test results are to be documented with an engineer approved report (stamped, signed, and dated) and should be kept on file in equipment log books located on site. Any anchors that are deemed unacceptable for safe use must not be used until corrective action is taken.

TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF ADHESIVE ANCHORAGE FASTENERS

Fall protection systems incorporating epoxy adhesive anchor bolts e.g. U-bar anchors, davit bases or other equipment shall have 100% of the anchors load tested at intervals not exceeding 5 years. This is due to the nature of this concealed fastening which is typically done from above on the roof (or exterior walls) when securing anchors to concrete roof slabs or walls.

Load testing of epoxy adhesive fasteners shall be witnessed, and documented by a professional engineer, or a qualified person under the supervision of a professional engineer.

JUNE 2020 CSA UPDATE: New Load testing requirements
The new CSA update requires on-site post-installation load testing of anchors and other permanently installed suspended access equipment.
As of June 2020, CSA Z271:20 "Design of Suspended Access Equipment" outlines a new requirement for on-site post-installation load testing of anchors and other permanently installed suspended access equipment. 
Building Owners / Property Managers
This new update doesn't apply to your current properties. Loading testing requirements for your buildings will remain the same.
General Contractors / Architects / Developers
This update applies to all new construction. If you have a project where permit applications were submitted after May 31, 2020, the new load testing requirements apply to you. 
 
Read below to see how this may affect you:
 

Affects: Building Permit applications submitted after May 31, 2020

On-site Load Testing: now required to be performed on "anchors" following installation and before use.

Engineer of Record: for the project must provide a letter confirming structure has been designed and constructed to take the applied test loads (prior to testing.)

Previously: only equipment installed with adhesive bolts required load testing.

Exemptions: On-site load testing of Equipment Tie-Ins (Stabilization buttons) and Horizontal Lifelines (cable, end connections, etc.) and Line-Redirectors are exempt.


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