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Cable Fall Arrest / Mansafe Systems

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Cable safety lines – horizontal and vertical

There are many different products on the market, with widely differing merits in terms of quality and application.

When considering a cable system it is important to have a basic understanding of the following facts:

  • The loading on the end posts/ supports can be up to 30kN

  • Each support must be considered for a 6kN direct fall

  • If the supports are not fitted back to the structure in exact compliance with the manufacturers specifications structural calculations must be provided by the installer.

  • Resin and mechanical concrete, masonry and timber fixings must be structurally  calculated and verified with the design engineer. No company without this expertise will be able to provide sound proposals in this situation( without employing external structural consultants)

  • The manufacturer must provide a calculable and proven method to  accurately predict the loads placed upon the structure in the event of a fall

  • Shock absorption methods must have proven reliability to  limit the loads to the structure and to the user.

  • Top fix systems to roof sheets. ply and other thin materials must act to apply the fall arrest load in shear only – eg they must be proven to collapse in a controlled manner and horizontal to the affixed structure

  • All products and systems fully tested and compliant to industry best standards, which in the UK are required exceed EN795:2012.

Case studies: MacIntosh Mill Uboat Burnley LIFT

 

 

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Fall Arrest – Track systems

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Fall arrest track systems (class D EN795)

Fall arrest track systems can be used as an alternative to cable systems, however they are not suitable for afixing direct to the roof structure.

Appropriate  applications include, walkways , gantries and unguarded balconies.

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Guardrail

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Guardrail

Highwire can provide, free standing,  fixed  or collapsible guardrail to suit  any situation where collective fall protection is required.

 

 

We  can provide a range of styles to suit aesthetic and budget requirements, whilst ensuring your height safety responsibilities are fully met.

Our experienced teams work quickly and effectively to  provide a high quality install with minimum disruption.

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Walkway

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Walkway

Walkway

Walkway provides a level, anti slip  route for tasks such as rooflight cleaning and plant inspection. Both safeguarding the worker and the delicate surface of the roof.

Highwire can provide a range of walkway and gantries to suit a wide variety of applications and budgets.

Case Studies: Bacup

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Eye bolts & Push locks

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Eye bolts (class a/A1 EN795)

Latchways, d-ring, eye bolt, window cleaning, height safety, highwireSingle point anchorage  work positioning device mainly used for window cleaning applications.

Eye bolts can be fitted  to a wide variety of differing buildings and structures, including  retrofit.

 

Our in house structural expertise enable us to verify the affixed structure for the appropriate applied loads.

 

Push lock, latchways, highwire, window cleaning, height safetyPush locks (class A1 795) is essentially a demountable eye bolt  providing a flush finish, generally for internal applications.

 

Both are available in a variety of different finishes.

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Abseil track

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Working in conjunction with professional abseilers we can design bespoke  abseil access solutions  using Metreel track that suit the needs and requirements of the user.

Based upon the building and the access requirements we provide a complete service from design through to installation, user training and PPE supply.

Our extensive expertise allows us to pick the products that perform best in each situation, providing our clients with true value for money.

Case Studies: Windsor house

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Bespoke structural fixings

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Bespoke structural fixings

From fixings to hold 20 lifts of scaffold through to gate hoists we can design and install specialist structural fixings for any purpose.

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PPE

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PPE  Personal Protective Equipment

PPE must be  carefully  selected to suit the height safety provisions, access requirements and task in hand.

Highwire provide a full range of application specific PPE including full body harnesses, travelling devices, lanyards  and  ropeline  & grab.

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Roof Anchors

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Roof Anchors (class a1 EN795)

Specifically used on slate or tile roof types roof anchors can be used to provide a single point anchorage, cable system or for securing a traditional cat ladder.

CE marked and approved for use on most modern timber trussed roof types.

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Ladderties

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Ladderties

Ladderties, height safety, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, highwire Ladderties provide a simple, effective and reliable way of ensuring the safety of workers requiring ladder access.

External fixings providing strapped restraint to the base of a ladder  allowing safe access for  tasks such as gutter and window cleaning.

Application: domestic and commercial low rise structures up to 10 metres high.

 

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