Cleaning windows may expose the window cleaner to potential fall risks. In these cases, the Kee i-bolt® range of Class A1 safety anchors provides the ideal solution. The range includes standard eyebolts for use in brick, concrete and masonry in addition to a removable, unobtrusive option which allows the eyebolt to be concealed by a flush fitting cover.
Eyebolts for use in brick, concrete and masonry comprise a 16mm diameter unthreaded shank which plugs the drilled hole, reducing the bending effects which can lead to failure during shear loading. The removable unobtrusive eyebolt features a permanently installed grade 316 stainless steel anchor socket which is concealed by a flush fitting white plastic cover.
Eyebolt specificaiton should only be undertaken by a competent person as specified in BS 7883 in order to ensure that the correct eyebolt is specified for the structure. Prior to installation, a qualified engineer must confirm that the structure is of an adequate construction to be able to sustain the likely imposed loads.
The Kee i-bolt® range conforms to Class A1 EN 795, BS 7883 and ISO 14567.
Recertification of eyebolts must only be carried out by a competent person in accordance with BS EN 365: Personal Protective Equipment against falls from height - General requirements for instructions for use and for marking. This involves removal of the eyebolt for visual inspection purposes in order to check for deterioration. The eyebolt is then reinserted with a new identification tag detailing the installation and re-testing dates. Once reinserted the eyebolt is tested in tension to 6kN for 15 seconds. Through fix eyebolts require the same examination, the eyebolt is then reinserted and the back nut torgued to 25Nm.