EASY MOVE FALL ARRESTER

APPLICABLE STANDARDS: EN 353 / EN 358 / EN 12841


2F713, 2F713K, 7L921, 7L922

Carrying out regular periodic checks (at intervals predetermined by the manufacturer) is vital for ensuring the equipment’s efficiency and durability and the user’s safety. Carrying out periodical controls doesn’t relieve the user nor from the obligation to perform the controls before and after each use, neither to require an extraordinary periodic check, in case an outstanding event occurs (ex. a fall, even from a low height, a change of user etc.), or in case of doubts about the correct functioning of the device. Attention! The examiner, after carrying out the periodical check, has the responsibility of the good functioning of a PPE. The check must br performed with the highest accuracy, without haste and after completing all the necessary steps: this is the only way to avoid useless risks.

The regular periodic checks must be carried out:

  • every 12 months, with normal/standard use;
  • every 6 months in the case of intense use or in aggressive environments (ex. marine environment);
  • in case an anomaly has been found during the checks before and after each use;
  • every time there is a change of user;
  • filling in the sheet for the periodic check stated on the user’s instructions, or the one included in the present manual;
  • only by the manufacturer or by a skilled person authorized by the manufacturer.

The sheet for the periodic check must be completed:

  • following the instructions as described in the specific checking procedure of each device (check for latest updates on the site ppe.climbingtechnology.com);
  • consulting the photographs at the end of each procedure;
  • consulting the instructions for using the device, if necessary downloading them from: www.climbingtechnology.com;
  • examining the device in a suitable well-lit and tidy workshop.

The annul sheet for the periodic check is composed by a check list where the output of the ispection must be indicated, for each stage of the procedure:

OK
The device is in a good condition and it can be use safely.

TO BE DISCARDED
The device presents averaga / serious damages which jeopardize its primary functionalities and consequently must be removed from service. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTE”.

TO BE CHECKED
The device presents one or more small damages that don’t jeopardize its primary functionalities. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTES”.

REQUEST OF REPLACEMENT
It is found out that one replaceable part of the device is damaged or missing: indicate the anomaly in the box “NOTES”. At the end of the check, in case no other damages have been detected, if the replacement is carried out, il dispositivo potrà essere declared suitable, otherwise it will be removed from service. If not differently indicated, the replacement can be only performed by the manufacturer, by a technician trained by the manufacturer or by a competent person authorized by the manufacturer. The replaceable parts of each device, if present, are listed in the relevant checking procedure and indicated with their proper purchase code.

Note carefully!

  • Each device can be composed both by primary elements (having structural / safety functions) and by secondary elements (having accessory functions): upon examiner’s discretion, the damages existing on secondary elements could have less importance in causing the unsuitability of the device. The primary and secondary parts of each PPE are listed in the relevant checking procedure.
  • The information on the model, code, serial number, year of manufacture and applicable norm/standard(s) can be found on the device in the position shown in the instructions for use.
  • The service life of the device is indicated in the instructions for use which must be attached to the periodic check sheet.
  • Prior to the check the device should be adequately cleaned as described in the instructions for use. A dirty device can be declared unfit for use because it cannot be inspected properly

At the end of the checking procedure the device can be declares: FIT FOR USE, UNFIT FOR USE, TO BE CHECKED. In this last case, the slight defects, to which must be paid attention during the checks before and after use, shall be indicated in the notes. The examiner can decide, at its discretion, to schedule the successive periodical control of the device within a shorter lapse of time than the forecasted 12 or 6 months.

Checking procedures

Nomenclature

PRIMARY ELEMENTS: side plates, moving and fixed internal parts, stitching

SECONDARY ELEMENTS: /

REPLACEABLE ELEMENTS: /

1) HISTORY AND GENERAL CHECK

1.1 – Check the existence and the readability of the marking details, in particular the CE symbol and the applicable EN norm/standard.

1.2 – Check that device has not exceeded the storage and/or in-use lifetime.

1.3 – Check that the device is intact and no parts are missing (check against a new product).

1.4 – Check that the device has not been modified outside the factory or serviced in a non-approved centre.

1.5 – Check that the device has not experienced an exceptional event (e.g. fall from height, violent blow, etc.). Even in the absence of visible defects or deterioration, the original strength could be seriously reduced.

2) VISUAL CHECK

2.1 – CHECKING THE FALL ARRESTER

  • SIDE PLATE – Make sure the side plates are not bent and that there are no cuts, cracks or sharp edges. Make sure there is no ear, paying particular attention to the areas in contact with the rope. Make sure there is no corrosion or oxidation.
  • MOVING AND FIXED INTERNAL PARTS – Make sure there are no bent parts, cuts or sharp edges. Make sure there are no cuts more than 1 mm deep. Make sure there are no areas of wear whose depth exceeds 1 mm, paying particular attention to the areas in contact with the rope or connectors.

2.2 – CHECKING SLINGS (IF PRESENT)

  • Make sure there are no cuts, abrasions, loose threads, wear, corrosion or traces of chemical substances.
  • STITCHING – Make sure there are no cut, pulled or loose threads, nor wear, abrasions, corrosion or traces of chemical substances.

2.3 – CHECKING THE CONNECTOR (IF PRESENT)

  • Check that the device’s EN 362 connector is present.
  • Check the condition of the connector by following the relevant inspection procedure and the instructions for use.

2.4 – CHECKING THE ROPE (IF PRESENT)

  • Verify that the type and dimensions of the rope correspond to what is stated on the labelling and in instructions for use for the device.
  • Check the condition of the rope by following the relevant inspection procedure and the instructions for use.

3) FUNCTIONAL CHECK

3.1 – CHECKING THE DEVICE’S MOVING PARTS

  • MOVING SIDE PLATE – Check that the side plate can rotate completely without sticking. If necessary lubricate with a silicon-based oil spray, according to the device’s instructions for use.
  • OPENING PIN – Check the pin can rotate smoothly and without sticking. If necessary lubricate with a silicon-based oil spray, according to the device’s instructions for use
  • ADJUSTMENT LEVER – The lever must rotate without sticking. Check the spring is working correctly to automatically return the lever to the rope-locked position. Check movement is limited when the wheel is in the “REST” position. If necessary lubricate with a silicon-based oil spray, according to the device’s instructions for use.
  • Locking wheel: move the wheel on the two modes. Verify the absence of slack. The stroke of the wheel must not overcome the two stops. If necessary, lubricate with silicone-based oil spray, in accordance with what indicated on the user’s iunstructions of the device.
  • LOCKING CAM – Check the cam can move freely and without sticking. If necessary lubricate with a silicon-based oil spray, according to the device’s instructions for use.
    Important! If the cam is seized or doesn’t move freely, the device will not lock on the rope, risk of death.

3.2 – CHECKING DEVICE MOVES FREELY ON ROPE

  • Attach the device to a suitable-diameter rope fixed an anchor point. With the wheel in “GO” mode, move the fall arrester first up the rope then down it to make sure that it slides freely. In “REST” mode it should slide in both directions with slight friction on the rope and when released should stay in position.

3.3 – CHECKING LOCKING

  • With the fall arrester attached to the rope from the previous test (if there is no connector, insert a compatible connector into the connector hole) pull the device sharply downwards to make sure it immediately and effectively locks on the rope. Unlocking the device is only possible when you unload it.

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OK The device is in a good condition and it can be use safely.
TO BE DISCARDED The device presents averaga / serious damages which jeopardize its primary functionalities and consequently must be removed from service. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTE”.
TO BE CHECKED The device presents one or more small damages that don’t jeopardize its primary functionalities. Indicate the detected damages in the box “NOTES”.
REQUEST OF REPLACEMENT It is found out that one replaceable part of the device is damaged or missing: indicate the anomaly in the box “NOTES”. At the end of the check, in case no other damages have been detected, if the replacement is carried out, il dispositivo potrà essere declared suitable, otherwise it will be removed from service. If not differently indicated, the replacement can be only performed by the manufacturer, by a technician trained by the manufacturer or by a competent person authorized by the manufacturer. The replaceable parts of each device, if present, are listed in the relevant checking procedure and indicated with their proper purchase code.
  • Resistance/drag when adjustment lever is moved: it should be able to move freely and immediately and automatically return to its position. On the left: an Easy Move with the adjustment lever stuck in an incorrect position: this defect prevents the device from working correctly.


    Clean with compressed air, wash with soap and water and lubricate
    with silicon-based oil spray.

     If the problem is not completely resolved, scrap the device.

    Cam worn. See the difference between a cam in good condition (on the left) and one that is extremely worn (on the right).


  • Opening pin does not rotate freely.


    Cable and sling missing: hole in device body is present.


  • Markings unreadable.


    Fixed side plate bent and movement of locking cam impeded.


  • Attachment hole worn.


    Closing pin completely worn.


  • Movable side plate bent, no longer snaps onto closure pin.


    Locking wheel severely damaged due to contact with source of heat.


  • Deposits of hard material in the depression on the back of the device.