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News about safety at height

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Fallprotec systems on the Hofburg in Vienna (AT)

The Hofburg, in Vienna, is the former residence of the Habsburg dynasty, and since 1946 the residence of the president of the Austrian federation.

In order to enable safe working on the Hofburg roofs, we equipped the entire roof with anchoring devices.

The roof consists of copper standing seam. For this reason, the cable safety devices were mounted with special copper clamps, so that no galvanic corrosion occurs. Added to this were the many different spans (60-90cm) between the standing seams, which required custom-made brackets to adapt to all spans.

The centre of the building was made of sandstone. We decided to install the Securail Pro rail security system. Tensile tests were first carried out in accordance with EN795 to ensure that the structure could withstand the forces acting on it. After successful tests, we had brackets manufactured to allow the rail to be aligned correctly.

A total of around 800m of Securope cable lifelines, 100 individual anchor points and 180m of Securail Pro rails were installed to secure the entire roof surface and all roof hatches.

Fallprotec systems on the Hofburg in Vienna (AT)

Installation in Paris: MastLadder

This summer, Fallprotec fitted out Mastladders to the four 50 m high pylons at the Georges Suant football stadium, in the outskirts of Paris. The site consisted of replacing a used suspended basket with our Mastladder. This operation required an on-site measurement to ensure that no interference penalized the installation, especially at the level of the upper floor. Drilling or welding could not be used to fix the ladder to the pylon. As a means of attachment, strapping was preferred. In fact, this process does not alter the corrosion resistance of the pylone.

Fallprotec was also present during the installation and commissioning of the ladders. The client expressed great satisfaction. In fact, at all stages of the project, he was able to rely on the expertise of Fallprotec, which led the project from start to finish.

Installation in Paris: MastLadder

Eurosafe solutions, our new partner in safety at height solutions

As of 1 July, Eurosafe Solutions is the official dealer of Fallprotec. They combine experience and knowledge to optimally facilitate customers with fall protection solutions. Joining forces creates exceptional solutions for every problem for every party involved, from client to contractor and end user. We are very excited about this new alliance!

Quoted by them: "The Diamond Exchange in Amsterdam is one of the first projects in which Fallprotec's expertise has led to sublime and aesthetic solutions".

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Eurosafe solutions, our new partner in safety at height solutions

Graansilo's reinigen met de RopeClimber BackPack

Het reinigen van graansilo's is een vermoeiende taak met de gebruikelijke hoogtetoegangsmiddelen.

De oppervlakken moeten onder hoge druk worden gereinigd om het stof te verwijderen en vervuiling van de korrels te voorkomen.
Veel bedrijven gebruiken technici voor touwtoegang of zware lieren en platforms.
Het aspect van noodhulp in besloten ruimtes is ook een belangrijke uitdaging.

Fallprotec levert statieven met RopeClimber-takel voor toegang in krappe ruimtes.
De lichtgewicht takel met textielkoord is eenvoudig te verplaatsen van de ene silo naar de andere.

De eindgebruiker wordt beveiligd door een valstopblok met ophaalfunctie om de persoon in geval van nood weer op te tillen.

We leverden een systeem en gaven de training bij de Luxemburgse Graancoöperatie.

De eindgebruikers werken al 20 jaar in het veld en waren enthousiast over het gebruiksgemak en de ergonomie.

Graansilo's reinigen met de RopeClimber BackPack

Lifeline on the Maternity ward of Barcelona

Horizontal Securope lifelines on the central pavillion of the Maternity ward of Barcelona.

The lifeline anchors are installed in the brick loading walls and steel beams respecting and integrating into the centenary architecture of the building.

Lifeline on the Maternity ward of Barcelona

RopeClimber Backpack on the Saint Gobain tower in Paris La Défense

The Saint Gobain tower in Paris La Défense, a play of cubes and light that rises up to 170 m in height. This tower is the new headquarters of Saint Gobain, a showcase of the know-how and international image of this group, leader in building materials and high technical performance.

At the top of this totem pole, a greenhouse 40 m high, planted with large Mediterranean trees. For the installation of this glass tiara, the company Eiffage Métal called on Fallprotec to supply 6 RopeClimber suspended chair. The installers were comfortably seated in their harnesses and could adjust and fix the glasses with great precision on the metal structure of the greenhouse. According to Eiffage itself, the operation was economically profitable compared to other solutions.

For over 5 years now, the RopeClimber has proven its high reliability in multiple working environments, congratulations to the entire installation team.

RopeClimber Backpack on the Saint Gobain tower in Paris La Défense

Season's greetings

Fallprotec Group wishes all our clients, suppliers, staff, and competitors a Merry Christmas (Seasons Greetings) and Happy New Year 2020.

Season's greetings

Fallprotec strengthens its presence on the US market

Fallprotec is happy to welcome Tie Down as new exclusive distributor for the US market. Tie Down will sell Fallprotec products from lifelines to rails and ladders from January 2020. We are looking forward to this fruitful partnership.

Fallprotec strengthens its presence on the US market

Fallprotec at the A+A 2019

As per tradition, Fallprotec will be present in A+A 2019, the reference event in the field of safety at work. We will present our new products and innovative solutions in the booth C72, Hall 6 from 5 to 8 November.

Fallprotec at the A+A 2019

SecuRope horizontal lifeline on emblematic luxury hotel in Hondarribia, Spain

Horizontal lifelines require an annual review to certify that they are still suitable for use, in compliance with European Directive 89/686 / CE and European Regulations EN 795 Type C. The actions are carried out by installers homologated by Fallprotec.

Review of the horizontal SecuRope lifeline installed in the rooftop of the Parador hotel in Hondarribia, Spain. One of the characteristics of our SecuRope system is to be able to transit from level to level while keeping the continuity of the cable, which allows operators to be able to make the entire route of the line without disconnecting.

After 3 years of installation it is still in perfect condition, despite being close to the sea in a region exposed to both intense heat episodes and rainy seasons.

SecuRope horizontal lifeline on emblematic luxury hotel in Hondarribia, Spain

Securing trainwagon renovation with Flexbow systems

Our partner CQFall B.V. installed 8 pieces of rotating rail systems at NMBS in Mechelen. 

Combining Flexbows and SafeAccess rails, these installations of a total length of 108 meters allow the safe work on top of trainwagons during renovation work. 2 systems of 18 meters and 6 systems of 12 meters are now in use.

Securing trainwagon renovation with Flexbow systems

Securope lifeline on a UNESCO World Patrimony edifice

This year, our company Fallprotec has its 15th anniversary. What began as a start-up in a Luxembourg garage turned to be a reference blue chip company in Fall Arrest and Height Safety.

We inspected the other day one of our very first installations on the emblematic monastery of La Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, and all Life Lines installed 13 years ago are still in perfect condition..... This gives us proof that we are on the right track qualitywise.

Securope lifeline on a UNESCO World Patrimony edifice

NEW Removable Davit arm

Fallprotec's new removable davit is designed to suspend a worker to carry out maintenance or cleaning work on a façade. The davit can be used by a rope access specialist or by a worker sitting on a chair or cradle fitted with a Ropeclimber hoist.

NEW Removable Davit arm

NEW MastLadder

Fallprotec's MastLadder consists in a Securail Pro in aluminium in its vertical configuration fitted with fixed rungs crimped into the mast. It can be installed on every type of building for height access.

NEW MastLadder

NEW Product Unipost lifeline

Fallprotec presents its Unipost. Unipost means « Universal post ». It may be installed on several types of roofing, hot deck, cold deck, wood deck, prefabricated slab, concrete slab, thanks to the fixing interface in pressed sheet metal. This post can be used with Securope or Secura lifeline

NEW Product Unipost lifeline

Fallprotec SafeAccess monorail integrated in the design of a building

Our engineers and partner companies know how to aesthetically they incorporate an access system to fit in architectural highlights. Have a close look here, it is the Safeaccess Monorail from Fallprotec which is approved for abseiling and suspended platforms. Project is in Cluj, Romania

Fallprotec SafeAccess monorail integrated in the design of a building

New installation: lifeline for the maintenance of solar tubes in Madrid

See on this picture an example of the Securope Lifeline from Fallprotec on galvanized roof posts. This is one of the few freehand lifelines in the market and which can cater for 4 persons with a supporting distance of 12m. Ideal product for roof protection on a congested roof, for instance a roof covered in solar tubes. Also, the BMU equipment is coming from our sister company FBA Gomyl.

New installation: lifeline for the maintenance of solar tubes in Madrid

An architectural complex welcomes a rolling beam system designed by Fallprotec

Fallprotec has installed with its local partner Roofac a platform in a Stockholm shopping center for the interior cleaning of an atrium consisting of glass ceiling and glass walls.

The platform moves in the horizontal plane thanks to 2 pairs of Safeaccess rails. One pair, 12 m long, is attached to the structure of the building, the second pair, 4 m long, is suspended to the first thanks to 4 trolleys. This configuration provides access to the entire surface of the glass ceiling.

The architect wanted the platform to be dismantlable in order to respect the architectural quality of the atrium. The platform is lifted from the ground to the rails and attached to the four trolleys by pins.

When the platform is disassembled, the trolleys are used to suspend Ropeclimber Backpack and thus allow the cleaning of the vertical surfaces of the atrium.

For this project, 4 rolling beam systems were delivered for the 4 atriums of the shopping center.

An architectural complex welcomes a rolling beam system designed by Fallprotec

New realization with a Securail system

Our company Fallprotec S.A. has been positioned as Engineering and Manufacturing company of Height Access Equipments, which is somewhere between Building Maintenance Units and Abseiling Equipments. Our range of Aluminium rails and trolleys allows us to engineer bespoke solutions for safe access for the users and easy to operate equipment.

Attached photo shows a typical example of this on a project in Johannesburg S.A. The building has an inner facade which required a discreetly installed abseiling rails. Our new Securail system has been installed therefore. A project like this requires not only top-notch material, also engineering skills as well as a local partner company which runs the whole show from concept, project management, installation and maintenance.

We are really happy to have partnered with the companies Ram Mountaineering and Gravity Access, without their professional input we would not even dare to touch a project like this.

New realization with a Securail system

New installation of a Fallprotec traversing ladder in the Philippines

The Linkbridge Manila connects the airport with Resortworld Casinos.

The ladder and fallarrest system were made by Fallprotec while a drum hoist platform was engineered and constructed by FBA Gomyl.

New installation of a Fallprotec traversing ladder in the Philippines

New installation of our SafeAccess fallarrest rail in an ATEX zone

Our SafeAccess fallarrest rail can be combined with Flexbow jibs to secure the loading of trucks.

This system is certified for potentially explosive environments, as in this installation in France. Other configurations are possible: jibs with counterweight, fixed to the wall, onto metallic structure...

Do not hesitate to contact us for projects of this type.

New installation of our SafeAccess fallarrest rail in an ATEX zone

NEW lightweight RopeClimber cradle

Fallprotec has launched a range of RopeClimber cradles for use with davit systems and SafeAccess monorail systems. The deadweight is only 188kg and it is battery driven, solving the control cables and electric cables hassle.

Certified with type approval by Bureau Veritas, this product counters all known inconveniences of using powered platforms with monorail system and davit system.

For more information, contact marketing@fallprotec.com

NEW lightweight RopeClimber cradle

Fallprotec prepares the next football World Cup

One of the biggest new stadiums for the Qatar World Cup 2022 will soon be equipped with these 2km of gratings, 5km of Securope lifeline and hundreds of anchor points by Fallprotec.

Fallprotec prepares the next football World Cup

Motorized davits for height access

A "mass-production" for a taylor made project of height access: four motorized davit arms custom-made by Fallprotec's engineering team and mounted in its Luxembourg workshop. The davit arms are positionned on a 1km runway made of SafeAccess rail.

Motorized davits for height access

Fallprotec has developed a bespoke solution to secure maintenance works on containers

Containers are used to transport merchandise by sea, to store electrical transformers, as power supply stations and fixed or temporary office/homes on construction sites. These units require maintenance works at height and thanks to Fallprotec’s lifelines, the user works in restraint avoiding the risk of falling. The lifeline is installed at ground level allowing containers to be stacked. For more information please contact your sales representative.

Fallprotec has developed a bespoke solution to secure maintenance works on containers

The rigid lifeline SecuRail 2016 is now available in a vertical configuration

The new vertical lifeline will be used in combination with the trolley GRANVIA 4 fitted with an energy absorber. The lifeline has been certified according to EN353-1:2014 and it’s available for purchase from 1st May 2018. For more information please contact your sales representative.

The rigid lifeline SecuRail 2016 is now available in a vertical configuration

SolarCleano at Intersolar 2018

The cleaning robot for solar panels will be exhibited in Munich, June 20-22 on the stand B3.653. The robot speeding up to 31m/min and climb up to 25º. Save the date and contact us for free tickets.

SolarCleano at Intersolar 2018

3 safety shows, 3 languages, 3 countries, 2 continents

Fallprotec is all over the world! In April, our distributors showed our solutions in Ejendomsmessen 2018 in Copenhagen (Denmark), in SAWO 2018 in Poznan (Poland) and in Expo Seguridad Industrial Mexico in Mexico City (Mexico).

Congratulations to Stennevad, Alpinex and Stogue Mexico !

3 safety shows, 3 languages, 3 countries, 2 continents