Capital Safety and Dynamic Consult Monaco | Date: 2012-11-13
The present invention concerns a device (1) for anchoring a post (1a, 1b, 1c) in a support structure (2), a system with such a post (1a, 1b, 1c) being able to be a fall restraint protection system, an installation for protecting an area on a support structure (2), and a method for installing a post (1a, 1b, 1c). The anchoring device is characterized in that it comprises a securing means or member conformed so as to cooperate with the post (1a, 1b, 1c) for securing the post (1a, 1b, 1c) to said anchoring device (1) and in that the anchoring device (1) comprises a plate (7) raised with respect to the collar (4) so as to leave a space between the plate (7) and the collar (4), said plate (7) carrying said securing means or member. Application in the field of fixing a post, in particular for the fall restraint protection of personnel working in a dangerous area.
Capital Safety | Date: 2013-04-24
The present invention relates broadly to an improved snap hook (10) comprising a hook member (12), a gate member (14) pivotally connected to the hook member (12), a catch member (16) moveable connected to the hook member (12), and a latch member (18) movably mounted to the catch member (16). The hook member (12) is generally C-shaped including an opening (20) across which the gate member (14) extends in its closed position. The gate member (14) pivots about a gate pivot pin (22) fitted to the hook member (12). The catch member (16) pivots about a catch pivot pin (24) also fitted to the hook member (12). The latch member (18) is in this embodiment slidably mounted to the catch member (16). The catch member (16) is operatively coupled to the gate member (14) to in a catched position retain the gate member (14) in the closed position. The latch member (18) is arranged in a latched position to engage the hook member (12) to restrict movement of the catch member (16) to maintain it in the catched position. The gate member (14) is maintained in the closed position with the catch member (16) in the catched position.
Capital Safety | Date: 2014-02-06
A rail lifeline fall protection turntable assembly is provided that includes a base member with rotating disk, a center rail, rail sections, stop members and corner members. The center rail is coupled to the rotating disk. Each rail section is coupled to the base member and is positioned to align with the center rail at a select rotational orientation of the rotating disk. The stop members are coupled to the rotating disk and are positioned to prevent a sliding shuttle from falling off one of the rail sections not aligned with the center rail. The corner members coupled to the base member and are positioned to prevent a sliding shuttle from falling off of the center rail when the center rail is not aligned with one of the rail sections.
Capital Safety | Date: 2014-02-06
An entry/exit gate assembly for a shuttle based fall protection system is provided. The entry/exit gate assembly includes a rail, a gate and a gate manipulation member. The rail has at least one entry/exit cutaway section. The gate is slidably engaged with the rail and the gate manipulation member coupled to selectively lock the gate in a static position in relation with the rail to block access to the at least one entry/exit cutaway section.
Capital Safety | Date: 2012-05-02
A connector (300) for interconnecting a vertical post (200, 200) and a horizontal rail (400) of a guardrail assembly comprises a base (301), a gate (332), a fastener (345), and a friction member (317). The base (301) includes a rail receiving portion (303) and a post mounting portion (322). The rail receiving portion (303) includes an aperture (312). The gate (332) is pivotally connected to the rail receiving portion (303) and has an open position (350) and a closed position (351). The gate (332) and the rail receiving portion (303) form a bore (342) when the gate (332) is in the closed position (351) and are configured and arranged to receive the horizontal rail (400) within the bore (342). The fastener (345) interconnects the gate (332) and the rail receiving portion (303) in the closed position (351) thereby securing the horizontal rail (400) therein. The friction member (317) extends through the aperture (312).
Capital Safety | Date: 2014-06-19
The present invention relates broadly to a fall arrester (10) attached to a users harness via a coupling arrangement (6). The fall arrester (10) is designed to be attached to a backup rope or safety line (12). The fall arrester 10 ( )comprises a body (14), and a lever (16) pivotally coupled to the body (14). The lever (16) includes a primary cam (18) which is arranged to co-operate with the coupling arrangement (6). In operation, descent of the user urges the coupling arrangement (6) into contact with the lever 16 which pivots to effect braking of the safety line (12) between the body (14) and the primary cam (18). Some preferred embodiments include an inertial cam to initiate pivotal movement of the lever for braking of the rope with the primary cam; a tow cam connected to a tow line which includes a mechanical fuse; a secondary cam connected to the lever whereby panic gripping the rope and the coupling toward one another promotes braking of the rope between the primary cam and the body; an accelerator element to accelerate contact of the coupling with the lever; and an inverted cam to ensure correct orientation of the fall arrester.
Capital Safety | Date: 2014-11-25
The present invention relates generally to a rope grab comprising a body, and a cover member pivotally coupled to the body. The rope grab also comprises a cam pivotally coupled to the body for grabbing a rope or other lifeline. The rope is grabbed or engaged within a recess defined by the body. The rope grab is designed to provide fall protection, work positioning, and a moveable and temporary anchor point on the lifeline.
Capital Safety | Date: 2014-10-20
A fall arrest apparatus comprises a rod (5) adapted at a first end region thereof to be attached to a structure (3), and an energy absorber (11) attached to a second end region of the rod. The energy absorber includes an attachment point (33) for further fall arrest means and an energy absorbing rip zone (41) which tears to absorb energy when subject to a force in excess of a threshold.
Capital Safety | Date: 2014-02-17
A fall arrest device comprises a guide (3) for a track member (7) which, in use, passes through the device, a cam member (9) including a cam portion, and a clutch (21) responsive to at least one of the relative speed and relative acceleration of the fall arrest device and the track member. The clutch serves to determine when the relative speed and/or acceleration is at least a predetermined value. The clutch includes a trigger arm (19) connecting to the cam member so as to move the cam portion of the cam member toward the guide so as to lock the track member between the cam member and the guide when at least the predetermined value is attained.
News Article | March 2, 2017
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis of Western European Fall Protection Market, Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. The Western European fall protection market generated revenue of €343.5 million in 2016, and is expected to reach €412.2 million in 2021. Wind energy, transportation, and utilities are expected to experience high market growth due to adoption of sophisticated products and growing penetration. On the other hand, construction and general industrial are expected to offer high potential for growth due to existing low compliance in these verticals coupled with stringent enforcement of regulations. The fall protection market is expected to offer high growth when compared to other PPE product segments. This is because of growing awareness and stringent enforcement of safety regulations across Western Europe. Fall protection installed systems and fall protection services are expected to offer high growth opportunities as their penetration in utilities, telecom, and transportation industries is expected to increase. Dearth for industry specific innovation in access systems and monorails and guardrails segments is expected to restrain market revenues. Britain's exit from the European Union has temporarily resulted in higher product prices, however, this is not expected to restrain adoption as fall protection is considered highly essential with increasing customer and end-user awareness. With uptake of automation in many industry verticals, the need for fall protection is expected to deter during the long term of the forecast period. Key market participants are Honeywell, 3M (Capital Safety), MSA (Latchways Inc), Kee Safety, Skylotec, Tractel S.A.S, Petzl, and Spanset. The base year for the study is 2016, with forecasts up to 2021. - Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? - How do the dynamics of the industry and regional diversities affect the fall protection market? - What are the core end-user sectors for this market and what are the growth areas? - How will the structure of the market change with time? - Are the products and services offered currently meeting customer needs, or is there additional development needed? - Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2svznz/analysis_of