Choosing the correct safety for your workers and your site is hard. Especially in areas where overhead or structural anchors are not available. Working on ISOTanks is one of these times. The ISOTRAM is the perfect solution for this difficult situation.
The latest company to opt for the unique solution that is the ISOTRAM is BASF Pharma (Callanish) Limited, provided to them by our partner Paterson Safety Anchors Limited in Glasgow.
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.
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
With over 20 years in the fall protection industry, Steve has been involved in product development, legislation and marketing across the globe