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    RAPTOR™ Davit Systems for access over balustrades, parapets, curtain walls

    RAPTOR Rope Access Davits provide a safe and controlled system for rope access workers when maintaining building facades and equipment mounted on the external face of a structure.

    RAPTOR Rope Access Davits are designed as cantilevered anchorage devices which extend over balustrades, parapets and curtain walls.

    RAPTOR Rope Access Davits can withstand a 12kN rope access load, equivalent to a safe working load of 400kg, and are a single person use device. The SAYFA range of RAPTOR Rope Access Davits conform with the requirements of Australian & New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 5532:2013, AS/NZS/ISO 22486, AS/NZS 1891.

    Depending on the structure, there are various mounting configurations available including wall, floor and concrete cast-in options.

    How do Davit Systems work? 

    RAPTOR™ Davit Systems consist of two primary modules, the davit base and the davit arm.

    In most cases, the davit bases connect to the primary structure of the building and are permanently mounted. The davit arms are located into the bases but are then moved from base to base to enable access to the different areas of the structure or facade.

    The ability of the davit arm to extend over the existing structure ensures they can provide access around even the most fragile facade and, as there is no physical contact with it, there is no risk of the system causing any damage.

    Additionally, they have few moving parts so unlike BMU’s (Building Maintenance Units) they require very little servicing and upkeep.

    It is important to note that as these systems are required to safely suspend a human life, they must only be used by a certified rope access operators.

    No compromise to your design aesthetic 

    An added benefit of incorporating RAPTOR™ Rope Access Davits into any architectural specification and design where rope access is required on the facade or structure, is their minimal visual impact to the building. In many cases they are virtually undetectable at ground level.

    Your responsibilities

    Would you be surprised to learn that should a fatality occur on one of your buildings, you as the designer, can be found culpable? With the introduction of new Workplace Manslaughter Laws there is now the possibility of prosecution if you have not specified compliant and suitable equipment for high risk work such as working at heights and, as a result, a workplace death occurs.

    We are here to help and can assist with the design and selection of access and fall protection equipment. Contact SAYFA GROUP on 1300 301 755 or [email protected] for more information.

     

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