Operatives are clipped on from the rear, allowing them unhindered movement during loading procedures, the safety lines only locking during sudden movement akin to that caused by a slip, fall or stumble.
Access to the lorry trailer is provided by strategically placed gateways in the platform safety rails and the height of the whole structure can be adjusted to accommodate the most commonly used trailer types.
The “two boom” system has been designed to avoid fouling the hook block and chains, which will typically impede an operative moving from one end of the load to the other.
The design allows the operative to return to the platform, cross safely to the second boom and clip on before completing slinging of the load ready for hoisting.
PCE, which specialises in the design and construction of hybrid concrete structures, designed Slingsafe with its own operations primarily in mind, but sees significant potential for the system throughout the construction sector and across other industries.