Davit arm systems offer an advantage over anchor points as they can provide up to 1800mm outreach minimising the need for ropes trailing over parapet cappings.
Permanent applications can be rotated 180 degrees inboard of the parapet for ease of initial rigging and portable systems will allow for ground rigging with lightweight aluminium options used for roof rigging. Bespoke bases offer a great deal of versatility to suit particular applications (e.g. abseil davit systems).
Davit arm systems are typically installed at 2-3 metre intervals and can even be used to raise and lower materials under LOLER. Most davit arm systems are compatible with various rescue aids to ensure full compliance.
These systems must be inspected before and after every use by a trained user. They must be inspected & tested by a suitable working at height Specialist Company a minimum of every 6 months and/or after every fall.
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Davit arm systems can provide elevated anchorage allowing for abseil, rescue/evacuation and material handling. These systems have the ability to swing over the edge of the building to allow users to descend / ascend while never coming in contact with the building.
Davit arm systems are particularly useful on buildings with isolated strips such as stairwells or for roof-mounted applications where it is not possible to provide parapet protection.
Davit systems comply with the following standards:
- BS EN 7985
- LOLER – in accordance with BS EN 795
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
LOLER (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations) 1998 and BS EN 7883 – minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall by a working at height specialist company
These systems must be inspected before and after every use by a trained user.
Davit arm systems are available in a range of materials and finishes, Please see below:
- Galvanised Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Powder Coated to any RAL colour
Davit arm systems can be fixed be structurally secured on any good quality structure which is capable of withstanding the additional loading exerted by the system.
Davit systems are also known as:
davit arms, rope access davits, abseil davits
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Available Materials & Finishes