Overhead cable systems minimise the consequences of falls from height. Installations come equipped with a wheeled trolley and retractable fall arrestor offering a cost effective overhead fall arrest solution.
The system is typically designed for up to 2/3 users and requires more advanced training on working at height and PPE. Fall arrest systems will require rescue plans and rescue training.
The system is ideal for installation in industrial environments, warehouses, loading bays and vehicle/aircraft maintenance workshops. Overhead cable systems can easily accommodate changes of direction and can be secured to the structure using a range of anchorage fittings.
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 12 months and/or after every fall.
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Overhead cable systems provide continuous fall protection for locations where overhead protection is required, such as vehicle loading, machine maintenance, building maintenance as well as access to platforms and gantries.
Overhead cable systems give the user maximum accessibility and hands-free access. Overhead cable systems comply with the following standards:
BS EN 795 – Class C
BS EN 362:1992
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
Class C Fall Protection systems under BS EN 795 – minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall by a working at height specialist company
These systems and any associated PPE equipment must be inspected before and after every use by a trained user.
Overhead cable systems are available in a range of materials and finishes, Please see below:
- Stainless Steel
- Certain components ‘only’ can be powder coated to any RAL colour
- Electro-polished for greater longevity
Overhead cable systems can be fixed to structural steelwork as well as purpose built gantries and davits.
Overhead cable systems are also known as:
lifeline, fall arrest, fall restraint, man line, roof safety wire, fall protection systems.
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Overhead cable systems feature a wheeled traveller which passes smoothly over the brackets, even when the user is attached to a fully extended fall arrest block.
Available Materials & Finishes