The Benefits of Vertical Track Systems
Vertical tracks are designed to be retrofitted to existing ladders or rungs, making them easy to install and aesthetically pleasing. Each system comes with a short, shock absorbing Fall Arrest Device allowing for smooth, hands-free operation. Special entry/exit gates can be built into these systems if the user needs to leave the system part way up the structure.
The system provides a ‘notched’ track profile which enables the retaining carriage to ‘lock off’ should a fall occur, making the system ideal for specialist applications such as confined space and industrial chimney installations.
These systems are suitable for multiple users per system requiring training on working at height and PPE. Fall arrest systems will require rescue plans and rescue training. As well as vertical track systems, Altus Safety also provides vertical safety lines, using a cable rather than track system.
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These systems and any associated PPE equipment 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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In the event of a fall, a worker attached to a vertical fall arrest track is far less likely to be injured during the fall arrest process compared to a fall from a traditional hoop system. Vertical fall arrest tracks comply with the following standards:
- BS EN 353
- BS EN 795 – Class D
Testing/Inspection standards and frequency:
Class D 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.
Vertical fall arrest track systems are available in a range of materials and finishes, Please see below:
- Galvanised Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Powder Coated to any RAL colour
Vertical fall arrest track systems are designed to be retrofitted to existing ladders or rungs, making them easy to install and aesthetically pleasing.
Vertical fall arrest track systems are also known as:
Ladder Fall arrest
These systems are commonly installed in the following sectors:
Hotels / Leisure
Users are required to wear an EN361 compliant body harness in order to connect to the shock absorbing fall arrest device. Only attach to the system by means of the front D-ring on a compliant full body harness. Always check pre-tension before use.
Available Materials & Finishes