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Davit Systems / Suspended Access Systems

In the push to maximise the usable areas of a residential or commercial building and with the advent of a requirement for outdoor space in these developments, architects are incorporating more and more terraces in their design by utilising what was historically dead roof space.

Many roofs now feature lightweight parapets, handrails, or glazed balustrades. This makes accessing the façade by rope access very difficult due to having to run the ropes over top of the roof barrier as the loads required for the abseiling far outweigh the normal barrier loads.

Eurosafe can provide a fully tested davit arm system (suspended access system) that lifts the ropes over the edge of the building thus avoiding any load to the balustrade or parapet.

The Porta-Davit system is a CE-marked system that has been certified to take the 15kn load requirement for the use of rope access equipment. The davit is removable when not in use and is secured back to the building via a fixed socket that can be recessed into the finished floor level of the terrace if required.

Eurosafe can also provide fully bespoke davit systems that can be used for rope access, the suspension of cradle systems, and the lifting of materials. With correct consultation with the client at the design stage, this type of system can offer a cost-effective, discrete, and user-friendly system for all of your façade access requirements.

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Davit system for rope access
Davit system for rope access
Davit system for rope access
Davit system for rope access

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