There is a change coming.
Originally produced in 1996, updated in 1997 and then updated and ratified most recently in 2012 the EN795 standard provides testing and other requirements for anchorage devices. For a complete testing regime this standard should also be coupled with testing under a separate technical specification.
This Technical Specification is CEN/TS 16415:2013.
It is interesting to note that there has been confusion about safety anchorage systems currently tested under EN 795:2012 (Types A & C) concerning whether they should be considered as falling within the scope of European Council Directive 89/686/EEC on PPE, and therefore be marked with a CE Mark.
Currently there is no presumption of conformity given by EN 795:2012 for these classes of anchor. Work is now ongoing to develop a standard for these permanent anchor devices, which will also supersede the country specific substrate testing, this should be published as EN 17235 under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) – (EU) 305/2011.
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Recently we offered products - including roof clamps - under the sign "S-5-Z" and "S5"
Please be aware that the company Metal Roof Innovations Limited, having its registered office at Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, is the sole proprietor of various trademarks "S-5" and "S-5!". We hereby inform you that we are not currently authorised to use the signs for our products since the products offered by our company are not manufactured by Metal Roofing Innovations Limited.
All of the products supplied by Bettersafe International are subject to all the necessary testing to EN standards and as such will not cause any issues to the products sold and installed with the Fall Angel products. The use of the S-5 branding was an oversight in our literature and technical information that was not removed prior to the product launch last year. Prior to this we had planned to use the S-5! products.
In some instances the S-5 product has been used, and purchased via a registered S-5 Dealer in Europe.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the product you have purchased please do not hesitate to get in contact with Bettersafe International on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Load Arrestor is a retractable tensioned safety line for protection of machinery, high value and sensitive loads.
Load arrestors provide a backup safety system to protect a load at height and automatically stop it’s fall should the primary means of support fail.
This essentially is both protecting the load whilst always reducing the chance of injury to anyone nearby.
If the load enters a free-fall the cable is pulled out at an accelerating rate and when the activation speed is reached the braking system engages and brings the load to a smooth and cushioned stop.
The braking system includes a shock-absorbing element to minimize the forces encountered when stopping a falling load.
The range of load fall arrestors are suitable for protecting both static and moving loads in a wide variety of applications.
Working on cranes, whether they are mobile cranes or site installed is inherently dangerous.
With fall risks on all sides, machinery and traffic as additional hazards the TRAM system offers 100% protection using restraint principles whilst giving full access to the work area.
Access to maintenance areas provides specific access needs. Standard fall protection often wont work due to the low clearance allowances.
The TRAM system overcomes these issues using restraint principles and assisted access to remove the risk of a fall during access and maintenance.
Specially designed anchorage solutions are provided by the team at Bettersafe International to suit your specific requirements.
Mobile Cranes offer unique problems when it comes to essential and emergency repairs. If a crane is out of service on a site more often than not there is no means of safe access to the arm.
This issue is removed by the installation of a TRAM system.
Access along the boom in complete safety and with a stable hand hold ensures that the worker is able to carry out the task at hand without the risk of falling.
Suitable for standard mobile cranes, rough terrain cranes and static base cranes the TRAM is the ideal solution to working at height.
With our specifically developed methods of fixing we can ensure a safe anchorage without any risk to the crane structure.
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Bettersafe International are proud to launch their new range of high quality Fall Protection PPE.
With a complete range of products we can offer you protection for every work environment, from construction to mast work to confined space, and much more!
The range on offer to you:
All our equipment is fully certified to EN standards and bears the CE mark.
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Loading a flat bed trailer comes with inherent dangers from falls. Add to this the low fall clearance and you have an issue.
Using traditional fall protection PPE will prevent a person from falling on their back or head, but it will not prevent the user from striking the floor. It simply will not work.
The T-Line allows the user to have the required protection from the floor up, and offers a dramatically improved level of comfort due to its low drag. This means that the user is more likely to use the equipment, and therefore the T-Line increases the safety of the situation.
Add to this the remarkably low arrest distance of the T-Line which will prevent the user from striking the floor, even from the low height of a flat bed and you have a fall protection system that actually works!.
If you have a gantry crane that is used to load the trailer a traditional system will be unusable as the crane will prevent horizontal travel. The T-Line doesn't have this issue. For more information download our brochure here
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With over 20 years in the fall protection industry, Steve has been involved in product development, legislation and marketing across the globe