Rail Based Systems
Eurosafe Solutions offer the Soll range of rail based fall protection systems from Honeywell. Rail based systems can offer advantages over cable based systems in certain applications and are especially suited for use in industry and utilities where limited ground clearance or narrow walkways would adversely affect user safety considerations, or where significant distance between the working platform and the anchorage system would affect functionality.
Fixed rigid rail systems are not commonly used on buildings, with cable based systems being preferred for most applications due to cost and frequency of penetrations required to support the systems being substantially less. However there are a number of situations where Eurosafe would suggest the installations of a rail over a cable as they can offer a shorter arrest distance, allow a greater number of users or be used for rope access work.
The Soll Glideloc system has a wide range of fixing brackets, deviations, junctions and turntables allowing horizontal, inclined and vertical movement around a building whilst the user is continuously connected.
Eurosafe Solutions can provide Soll Multirail systems for overhead applications typically found in the rail and transport industries. Often these applications have a limited ground clearance and require a fall to be arrested in a very small distance. Multirail can provide this due to its rigid construction giving minimum deflection when loaded. It can be used by up to 6 persons at the same time and the rail can absorb forces up to 100 kg without permanent deformation.
The system uses a wheeled glider travelling device which slides smoothly on the rail following the user giving total hands free operation for the user allowing them to carry out the activities unhindered.
The multi rail system is particularly suitable for use in industrial applications due to it being formed from stainless steel in a closed profile making the product more resistant against the accumulation of dirt and suitable for the toughest environmental conditions. Fixings can be mounted up to 6m apart and as the rail is not fixed into mounting brackets thermal expansion is compensated for.
Utilities, Wind Energy and Telecommunications
Commonly used throughout the utility, wind energy and telecoms industries, Söll GlideLoc® ladder systems can be permanently installed in many different environments such as buildings, towers and masts offering easy to use, safe, permanent solutions for vertical climbing.
System accessories, such as entry and exit devices, roof ascent or shaft entry equipment, make it possible to design a system that is not only meets the highest safety requirements but is appropriate for the structure and gives the user easy access and egress to their workplace.
A key component of the GlideLoc® system is the patented new Söll comfort fall arrestor which provides the connection between the full-body harness worn by the worker and the guide rail ensuring complete safety during any descent and ascent, with or without leaning back. In the event of a fall, the comfort arrestor is designed with a stainless steel clamp that locks onto the rail arresting the users fall immediately.