AS/NZS5532 WAHA Tech Bulletin Compliance Statement

This document provides information surrounding what has been industry confusion and misunderstanding in relation to the AS/NZS 5532:2013 Australian and New Zealand Standard for anchor manufacturing requirements.


“There have been numerous requests for advice as to the status of AS/NZS 5532:2013, the Australian and New Zealand Standard for ‘manufacturing requirements for single-point anchor device used for harness-based work at height’. This compliance statement has been developed to clarify the situation given the apparent confusion regarding this standard. AS/NZS 5532:2013 was created to supplement the AS/NZS 1891 series, to standardise requirements for manufacturing and testing of single-point anchors, exclusively for the protection of personnel.

Note that AS/NZS 5532 is a manufacturing standard; it does not address ongoing inspection, proof loading and maintenance and only addresses installation by way of specifying system design and installation information that is to be supplied with the anchors.”