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Davit arm abseil post

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Davit Arm (class A1 EN 795 & LOLAR)

Specifically used or abseiling purposes where the  building edge  detail  is of a fragile nature (e.g. glass, or GRPC)

The davit arm can be used  as an alternative to an abseil anchor.

A base post is affixed to the structure allowing the insertion of the portable davit arm when abseil access is required .

The davit arm is rated for up to 3 users  and has the capacity for the use of rescue aids such as a winch. Ensuring full compliance with your height safety responsibilities.

Abseil posts and their fixings require structural design and calculations.

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Shock absorbing lanyard

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An energy absorber incorporated into a lanyard i.e. the energy absorber cannot be removed without mutilating the lanyard.

One end is attached to the users harness, and the other to the fall arrest provisions.

  • Shock absorbing lanyards come in varying lengths – it is essential that the correct length is selected for the equipment provided and the task in hand.
  • All  shock absorbing lanyards must conform to EN 355:1993

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Full body harness

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Body holding device primarily for fall arrest purposes. Arranged and assembled to support the whole body of a person and restrain the wearer during a fall and after the arrest of a fall.

  • There are a number of differing harness types, it is essential that the correct harness is selected for the equipment and task in hand.
  • All users must receive harness awareness training, we recommend that for occasional users this is done on an annual basis.
  • The harness must comply to EN 361:1993

 

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The Sharpe Building

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Contractor

Bramall Construction Ltd

Installation Details

Background:

Highwire Ltd worked with Bramall Construction Ltd on this project to install a semi-permanent Latchways Mansafe to a metal deck twin skinned roof sheet.

Challenge:

Bramall Construction Ltd required a straightforward solution to allow their roofer a means of safe working access whilst covering the roof lights.

Solution:

Latchways Constant Force Mansafe system was installed to allow the roofers to cover the fragile roof lights. We also installed 2 x 20m of Handrail where the parapet was below 1100mm so when the Mansafe system was removed the whole roof area is a safe working place.

The Mansafe has now been removed by us to allow the roofer to recover the whole roof. The handrail remains in place. 


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Windsor House, Slough

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Client

Green Properties Ltd

Architect

ESA Design Ltd

Installation Details

Background:

This glass fronted eight storey building required permanent, safe window cleaning access.

Challenge:

To install a product that did not ruin the smart minimalist look of the building.

Solution:

Highwire Ltd worked with Volker Fitzpatrick Ltd to design and install a personalised abseiling track to levels 6, 7 & 8 of Windsor House.
This quality system allows for safe working access whilst cleaning the windows to the exterior of the premises.

The job ran from January 2009 — June 2009 and was completed with remarkable results.

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MacIntosh Mill, Manchester

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Contractor

Mansell Construction Services Ltd

Installation Details

Background:

The mill located in Manchester City Centre was being converted from it’s previous use into high specification studio apartments. We were asked to provide a structurally sound Height Safety Solutions for this unique, listed structure.

Problem:

As a listed building nothing of its external appearance could be changed. Mansafe systems were chosen because of the inconspicuous way they could be hidden & fixed back to existing timber rafters, along all gutter areas that were required to be accessed for maintenance purpose.

Solution:

Our strategy, as always with existing structures was to complete a full site survey. This included detailed photographs, plans drawings showing layouts of the Mansafe systems against rafter/roof/purlin configurations and a written report. All dimensions and beam sizes were added so that there could be no discrepancies in what we had envisaged as a solution and the completed works.
On award the job was initially passed to our in-house structural design department. We are unique in the industry as we have qualified Engineers who work in the company.
The contract was installed to specification and on time. The customer was impressed with our innovative professional approach and we were awarded the second part of the contract almost immediately after we had finished our initial contract.

We were pleased to have been of assistance  on  such a challenging  project.

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Burnley Health Lift

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Contractor  

 

Eric Wright Group
A flagship development – the Burnley Health Lift. This was a £28 million pound health and leisure centre.

System Details

  • – Abseiling Track Systems supplied by Metreel Ltd, both internal and external envelopes of the structure.
  • – Cable Mansafe Systems supplied by Latchways PLC.
  • – Abseiling posts , bespoke design by Highwire Ltd.
  • – Faba Ladders supplied Metreel Ltd.

Project Details

Highwire Ltd worked in close conjunction with the “Eric Wright Group” and the Architects ” Nightingale Associates” to provide solutions to the Safe working at height & window cleaning tasks that were required. We worked closely with the Architect, Planning Supervisors and the Contractor to provide effective, economical solutions to allow safe working access for maintenance of the structure over its 25 year proposed lifespan.

The Solutions we envisaged and products we installed ensured safe access and practises to maintain and clean the external glazed facades / windows throughout the development. It also enabled safe access and practices for the maintenance of the roof areas / vents / gutters etc.

We ensure the best products that are available to us are installed on all our contracts. This is to provide our clients with a guarantee and quality assurance that is continuous from manufacture through to installation.

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