Lorry Fall Arrest in Tight Site Entrance

This project had a very tight entrance where the scaffold near the entrance gates limits their access considerably. They layby is also on the main road into Brighton and is the only places they can lift materials off lorries and into site.

Because the gates are blocked by the scaffold, they can only walk light materials in through the gate. The layby is also very small, and they have no space for fall arrest safety on the back of the lorry bed, such as bean bags, handrails or a weighted hangman system.

To overcome this problem, they purchased a weighted hangman system but obtained design input so that they attached the free-swinging arm to the scaffold which considerable reduced the footprint space of the unit. This enabled additional space to get their lorries into the layby whilst maintaining a proper fall arrest system.

They had to obtain approval from an engineer and scaffold designer who both approved the system being attached to the scaffold.

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