Load Angel Access System

What it is

  • An edge protection platform that stops falls from height and acts as a moving walkway to access the sides of a vehicle.
  • The ‘Load Angel’ handrail fully encloses the vehicle and is pushed into place once the vehicle arrives at the loading bay.
  • Each of the three steel work loading bays has one in place to ensure deliveries can be quickly and safely unloaded.

Why we used it

  • Harnesses are not permitted as a primary form of fall prevention equipment on any Lendlease project unless approved at a senior level.
  • The steel work contractor at KGX1 normally utilises a harness system for unloading steel work/ planks.
  • Lendlease challenged them to remove the need for a harness when working at height.

Was it Successful?

  • The ‘Load Angel’ has removed the need to use a harness as a primary system of edge protection.
  • The walkway facilitates access to the sides of the vehicle and allows QA checks to be carried out without unloading the material.
  • The platforms can be quickly and easily moved out the way by hand when required.

The Next Steps

  • KGX1 will utilise these on all 5 Cores throughout the duration of the steel work on the project.
  • Investigations are ongoing into how one side could be fixed in place to better designate loading areas and reduce the footprint of the system.

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