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.
CSA UPDATE: New Load testing requirements
Building Owners / Property Managers
General Contractors / Architects / Developers
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.
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.