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What are some of the risks when working on top of a vehicle?
2. Hitting the side of the machine in the process, if the safety system lets you fall for too long.
At Fallprotec, we tackle the problem at its root: the fall distance. Our SafeAccess monorail does not deflect in case of a fall. For optimal safety, we combined it with retractable fall arresters: they glide perfectly along the rail accompanying the user, but will retain a fall within the first centimeters.
And it works! Over 100 sites worldwide chose this system to secure their workers on top of trucks, machinery, trains, or even aircraft.
We had the pleasure of receiving the visit of Luxembourgish Prime Minister Xavier Bettel in our premises.
The PM met our team and had a quick chat with each employee (most times in their mother tongue, no small task considering our 17 nationalities!).
This visit was an opportunity to reflect on 19 years of fall protection solutions at Fallprotec. We discussed current developments inside the company in terms of products and of projects, as well as our vision for the future and synergies that could arise.
We are very thankful to the PM and his team for the interest shown in our activity and his support to Fallprotec.
Church roofs require proper maintenance to ensure the longevity of the building, especially those old ones with fragile or unstable tiles that need regular inspections and repairs to prevent costly future damages to the structural integrity. To guarantee the safety of maintenance workers, Fallprotec provides the rail lifeline SecuRail that allows users to perform their work more efficiently and effectively while moving freely along the sloped roof, which makes it less restrictive than other types of fall protection systems, such as anchor points. Since it is a rigid system, it doesn't deflect under the constant pulling on these sloped roofs. The cathedral of Clermont Ferrand, known as the Black Church has been equipped with this system.
Architecture has pushed the boundaries for centuries!
The walls and ceiling of this particular atrium look like a dreamland.
A huge T.V. is suspended on the ceiling and the wall reflects the image endlessly.
Fallprotec S.A is proud to have engineered and manufactured the monorail for the atrium of the KATARA Towers in Qatar.
Thanks to the RopeClimber, the end user can clean the reflective walls safely!
We were at height with our partner Leon Kremer to install anchor points and cable lifelines ! To secure workers, overhead SecuRope cable lifelines and anchor points clamped on steel beams were installed on supports fixed by a plate & counter-plate.
The bullwheel access has also been secured with a SecuRope cable lifeline between high posts to reduce the fall factor, plus a Vertical lifeline SecuRope QuickSet to access the oversized pulleys.
Consequently, visitors could continue to visit this wonderful castle of Vianden by chairlift.
Have a look at these great solutions for the maintenance of Ski resorts in Luxembourg by watching this video.
The bridge of Luxembourg Central Train Station has been renovated and an aesthetic safety solution for its future maintenance was required. A 120m of SecuRail horizontal rail lifeline copies the bridge design that involves metal arches made of special steel. The solution works either for fall arrest, in order to maintain the roof, and rope access to clean the lateral windows.
The project has been a complete success thanks to the strong collaboration between Fallprotec S.A's technical team, the architects, engineers, and manufacturers.
Weight and space are critical points for suspended access equipment SAE, especially when cleaning internal facades and skylights. The versatility and lightness of the RopeClimber autonomous hoist allow the design of genuinely bespoke solutions.
1) a 3.20m cradle with the ease of disassembling it (two cradles in one) and storing it in the typically reduced spaces for cleaning material, 2) a standard cradle for two users, and 3) a monocradle with an additional baby box that allows the user to approach the facade without the need to counterbalance.
All of them are removable and without the pressure of not damaging the building, thanks to using removable textile ropes.
We are excited to announce that Fallprotec and SolarCleano have opened their new headquarters in Grass, Luxembourg. The 4,000-square-meter and 5-storey building will be the new workspace for 70 employees, interns, and a stock warehouse. The new headquarters are a symbol of the best of what Fallprotec and SolarCleano can achieve together. With this video we conmemorate the past by celebrating the present. It feels like a new beginning for us.
Fallprotec will be exhibiting together with Tie Down at NSC Safety Congress & Expo 2022 in San Diego. This trade fair is North America's largest event for safety at the workplace, in transportation, and in homes and communities.
Fallprotec participates for the first time at the UK's Key Logistics Event IMHX 2022. We are introducing our safety solutions such as fall arrest rails for the maintenance of automated racking systems and loading bays, and ladders to secure access to containers, tanks, and robots.
We released a video tutorial for installing the SecuRope lifeline on corrugated fragile steel roofs, also known as cold deck roofs. This graphic training material helps to have an overview of the entire process, regardless of the intrinsic variations of each installation.
Fallprotec together with Tie Down, for the first time, will participate in the conference and expo organized by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) in the city of Chicago. Safety and health in the workplace continues to evolve, presenting challenges and opportunities to safety professionals in the American market and it is at Safety2022 where they can connect with industry expertises, a network of business peers, and leading brands in innovation on safety at height such as TieDown and Fallprotec.
Fallprotec participates in the Architect@Work exhibition at LuxExpo on April 2022 in Luxembourg.
We will present our complete range of products for the maintenance of building envelopes.
Fallprotec and Gravity Group Holdings Gravity Group will be present at MATS Conference 2022. The aim of the event is to provide and share information and guidance on safe working at height and occupational Radio Frequency issues related to the broadcast and communications infrastructure.
This preview of a 360º video shows the ease with which the MastLadder can be climbed and gives you unique views of Rotterdam harbor. Although that height and the structure movement were impressing, being connected to a safe and easy to use system takes the stress of the risk from your head, letting you enjoy the great view.
In this project, we realized the design and installation of 900m rail lifeline.
These versatile monorails can be used by 3 rope access technicians simultaneously.
The static & dynamic tests of the new standard BS8610 set a very high level of safety with static tests up to 2700 kg.
See in this video how the traversing roofcar with RopeClimber allows the maintenance of a small facade on the FSMA building in Brussels.
This entity supervises the financial markets of Belgium and is in an amazing historic building.
The roofcar and RopeClimber allow a safe, ergonomic and efficient maintenance of this facade.
For a new industrial building, the architect wished that the roof access ladders blend in perfectly with the building.
Discover the video of the SafeLadder anodized black with powder coated brackets and anti-intrusion door.
The mine of Martelange was extracting slates until 1986 and some parts are now becoming accessible by the public for tourism.
The rope access company Voltige needed a lightweight solution to support carbon fiber pipes that extract water from an abandoned mine gallery.
After understanding the customer constraints, Fallprotec designed an adjustable and lightweight conveyor built to guide the carbon fiber pipes until the bottom of the mine.
We design custom solutions even outside of the scope of our core business.
Exchanging knowledge with our network of installers is key!
These tutorial videos are filmed with our certified installers, so we share the good practices.
See our first video of our vertical fall arrest lifeline !
Specially designed for ladder access, telecom pylons etc.
This year ends with new achievements:
- we have launched the new SafeLadder Pro
- we have launched a new dead-weight system for Unipost and green roofs
- we have added more modules to Assistant like the system simulator and the load calculator.
New year, new day, new wishes and new goals to be completed.
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.
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.
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".
Cleaning grain silos is a tiring task with the usual height access means.
The surfaces need to be cleaned with high pressure to remove the dust and avoid contamination of the grains.
Many companies use rope access technicians or heavy winches and platforms.
The aspect of emergency rescue in confined spaces is also a key challenge.
Fallprotec supplies tripods with RopeClimber hoist for access in confined spaces.
The lightweight hoist with textile rope can easily be moved from one silo to another.
The end user is secured by a fall arrest block with retrieval function to lift the person back up i ncase of emergency.
We delivered a system and performed the training at the Luxembourgish Grain Cooperative.
The end users have been working in the field since 20 years and were enthusiastic about the ease of use and the ergonomy.
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.
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.
Fallprotec Group wishes all our clients, suppliers, staff, and competitors a Merry Christmas (Seasons Greetings) and Happy New Year 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 !