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Correction and Update: Safety Bulletin UAG065

Author:  Arboricultural Association
  27/02/2020
Last Updated:  03/03/2020

Correction and Update:

Safety Bulletin UAG065

Reference: UAG Safety Bulletin 65 sent on Tuesday 25 February titled ‘HSE ALERT – High Potential Equipment Failure / Fall From Height’

The details in UAG Safety Bulletin 65 were originally published by a construction company responsible for the site where the incident referenced occurred. There were factual and technical inaccuracies contained within the alert which should be disregarded. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

Update and further guidance

Thank you to PETZL for providing the following update and technical information. Please read it carefully and distribute accordingly.


Petzl Update:

PETZL are aware of the product referred to in the (UK) Arb Associations Safety Bulletin dated the 21st of February 2020 Ref. No. UAG065. The product had been sent back to PETZL in late December 2019 for full analysis. The analysis that was reported to the customer in January 2020 showed there were no broken parts and no manufacturing defect with the product, but it was found to be a maintenance issue.

PETZL would like to remind all users how to care for your ZIGZAG to maintain the function and prolong the lifetime of your product.

All information about the specific instructions on inspecting, checking and maintaining can be found on PETZL.com.

Petzl ZIGZAG product page

www.petzl.com/GB/en/Professional/Descenders/ZIGZAG-PLUS

On this page you will need to click the link for Technical Information, this will lead you to 4 downloadable documents detailing:

  1. Technical Notice
  2. PPE Inspection procedure
  3. PPE checklist
  4. Tips for maintaining your equipment.

Should you have any questions or require advice on correct use, inspection and maintenance of your PETZL product please contact your local PETZL after sales department.


The Association recommends that users regularly inspect kit and always take care of their safety gear by following the specific maintenance recommendations for each product used in their Personal Fall Protection System.