Fall arrest devices, which give you a secure feeling when working at height, can be purchased from Van Gool. As specialists in hoisting and lifting technology, we have also been concentrating on fall protection for a number of years now. Thanks to our wealth of expertise in these closely linked fields, we can help you find the perfect fall arrest device for your application. Do you have any questions or would you like some personal advice? Please feel free to contact our safety experts!
When working at height (more than 2.5 metres), fall protection is mandatory. An automatic fall arrest device is a simple but effective solution if a safe workplace cannot be created by means of fences or barriers. A fall arrest device consists of a sturdy housing containing a retractable strap or steel cable. The end of the strap is attached to the user's safety harness, the other part is secured to an anchor point. The operation of the device is similar to that of a car safety belt: during normal use, the strap or wire rope unrolls smoothly, but during sudden movements (such as a fall) it blocks immediately. In order to reduce the impact on the body, a fall arrestor is fitted with a brake system or a shock absorber. Usually, automatic fall arrestors are secured above the user's head. This minimises the fall distance. However, the devices can also be used horizontally and can be linked together to create a Y system. In addition to horizontal use, Ikar fall arrestors have also been tested on edges with a radius of 0.5mm.
At Van Gool, the safety of you and your people is our top priority. That is why we only supply fall arrest devices that meet the strictest quality and safety requirements. The fall arrest devices in our range have a sturdy construction and are DIN-EN 360 certified and approved. At Van Gool, we ourselves inspect and certify various types of fall protection. A number of our inspectors have even received training from Ikar. So would you like to have your fall arresters or other safety equipment inspected or repaired? Then we'd be happy to do that for you!
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