Safety platform can boost site performance

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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A new lighweight platform for working at height is now available to contractors from approved installed Safety Net Services.

The WalkAbout system from Spanset offers tensioned decking designed to enable workers to access awkward or remote areas at height.

A durable mesh membrane is supported by a tensioned webbing matrix that is reassuringly stable for workers.

Safety Net Services’ director John Walsh said: “Contractors who choose WalkAbout over traditional birdcage scaffolding for tasks such as glazing and painting, to name just a few at-height activities, will realise its huge potential for cost savings, programme acceleration and reduced installer risk.

Walkabout offers a collective work at height solution only surpassed in terms of safety by avoidance and once in place it provides workers with a similar working environment to that if they were working at ground level with no fall hazards.

“A worker protected from a fall hazard who still feels a sense of exposure is unlikely to operate in as efficient a manner as they would at ground level.”

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