Anchor devices

In this category, you will find anchoring devices in accordance with EN 795 for the following areas: Fall protection, PPE against falls (personal protective equipment against falls, also known as PPEaF), work positioning, rope access technique (RAT - Rope Access and Positioning Techniques), rope climbing technique (RCT - Rope-Supported Tree Climbing Technique), rigging and high-angle rescue (SRHT - Special Rescue from Heights and Depths).

Our product range includes the following types of anchoring devices:

An anchoring device or anchorage point refers to a possibility for attaching fall protection. This can either be permanently connected to a building or construction or designed as a temporary (short-term) facility. All anchoring devices in the commercial-technical sector are subject to the EN 795 standard, which is divided into various application areas.

For types A, C, and D, i.e., those intended for permanent retention on the building, the attachment to the building itself is not part of the anchoring device, but must be separately approved for construction. These approved anchoring devices can be recognised by the Ü-sign. The German Institute for Building Technology also requires a test for the corresponding anchoring device, in which the stability of the connection to the mounting base is checked and ensured. The legal basis for this is provided by a judgement of the ECJ of 21.10.2010, which defines which anchorage points are considered PPE and which are considered construction products (Case C-185-08).

The marking of the anchoring devices includes the manufacturer, the standard, CE marking, the maximum permissible number of users, and an individual identification. The installation of an anchoring device requires a mounting documentation, which shows who has carried out the mounting correctly at what time. This includes a sketch of the installation location as well as a photo documentation about the fixation in the building.

This group includes all anchoring devices that are permanently anchored to the substrate, this can be done by screwing, gluing or using expansion anchors. Installation can be done on the ground, for example on roof surfaces for the purpose of fall protection. Wall-mounted anchorage points provide protection, for example, in a restraint system or for changing to a climbing ladder. Overhead-mounted anchorage points are often used for accommodating fall arrest devices when recurring activities are to be performed at areas at risk of falling.

A part of these systems can deform during use or the arrest of a fall and therefore must be checked by a competent person at least once a year. The inspection must be documented and kept without fail. After being subjected to a fall, the anchoring device must be locked immediately and may only be released after inspection or replacement.

Anchorage devices of type B are movable anchoring devices that are not fixed to the ground, walls or ceiling. Instead, they are weighted down by counterweights. These can include mobile safety cages or single anchorage devices with ballast. Due to their mobility, these devices are particularly suitable for temporary use at different locations.

As with type A, these devices also need to be inspected at least once a year by a competent person, especially because these devices often contain a lot of wear and tear parts such as wheels or brakes. If a fall has occurred, the device must be taken out of service immediately and may only be put back into service after inspection by a competent person.

These anchoring devices are fixed to a structure and have a mobile element (the trolley) that can move along the structure. They are often used in industrial environments, for example on the roof of a factory, where they allow workers to move along the roof while remaining secured. These systems are typically made from a rail or cable that is fixed to the building structure.

The mobile element, the trolley, moves along the rail and provides the attachment point for the worker's fall protection equipment. They require regular inspection by a competent person to ensure they are functioning correctly and are safe to use.

Flexible anchorage lines are similar to anchor rails and trolleys, but instead of a solid rail, they utilize a flexible line, often made of steel or synthetic fibers. These systems provide more flexibility and can be used in more complex environments where a straight line is not possible. Like other anchoring devices, these also require regular inspection by a competent person.

Deadweight anchors are a type of portable anchoring device that rely on the weight of the device to provide a secure point of attachment. They are often used where drilling or other modifications to the structure is not possible or not allowed. These anchors must be placed on a surface capable of supporting the weight of the device and the potential load in case of a fall. They require inspection at least annually by a competent person, or more frequently depending on the specific conditions and usage of the device.

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