Man on roof

ManSafe cable-based horizontal fall protection systems

HCL is expert at designing and installing ManSafe cable-based fall protection systems across roofs and other flat structures.

Developed and manufactured by HCL’s parent company, Latchways, the ManSafe cable-based system with Constant Force posts offers enormous flexibility for protecting the safety of people working at height. Strength, durability and ease of use make it ideal for virtually all types of roof and flat structures and for a wide range of purposes.

Maximum design flexibility

HCL can design and install a ManSafe cable-based system to follow the contours of your building by going around bends, up and down inclines and even include vertical sections.

HCL installs on all types of roofs

HCL’s ManSafe Constant Force post cable-based systems are compatible with all the major roofing types. They can be fixed to standing seam, composite and built up on site roofs and single ply membrane and bitumous roofs with steel, timber or concrete decks.

ManSafe multi-user safety

An HCL ManSafe Constant Force post system can be configured to allow for up to three users on the system at any one time.

HCL for fall restraint and fall arrest

HCL’s use of Latchways Constant Force posts enables the implementation of a fall protection system meeting the needs of both fall restraint and fall arrest.

Load absorbing Constant Force anchors

Each Constant Force post has an integral load absorbing capability. If someone falls while attached to the ManSafe cable system, the Constant Force posts absorb the load rather than it being transferred to the rooftop structure.

HCL weather resistant ManSafe components

HCL safety at height systems incorporate Latchways ManSafe steel components. These are manufactured in marine grade stainless steel to ensure strength, durability and fit for purpose in all sorts of climatic conditions.

System installation, testing and maintenance

ManSafe horizontal cable system

Horizontal cable system
Minimum inspection frequency

12 months

What to look out for 

Is there excessive sagging of the cable at any point in the system? This could indicate that a load has been imparted on the system or that the cable is damaged. DO NOT use the system until it has been re-tested and appropriate remedial work undertaken.

Legal requirement

Must be inspected before and after every use. Must be inspected & tested a minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall.

Also see:
Testing for Constant Force posts.
Testing for Horizontal fall arrest devices. 

Constant Force post

Constant Force post
Minimum inspection frequency

12 months

What to look out for 

All the Constant Force posts should be vertical. If any are horizontal it indicates that a load has been imparted on the system, in which case DO NOT use the system until it has been re-tested and appropriate remedial work undertaken.

Legal requirement

Must be inspected before and after every use. Must be inspected & tested a minimum of every 12 months and/or after every fall.

 

 

 

Horizontal fall arrest device (Transfastener)

Transfastener
Minimum inspection frequency

3 months, if used daily.
12 months, if used once a week or less.

What to look out for 

Do the starwheels spin true and freely on their axle? If not, the Transfastener should be removed from service.

Are there signs of corrosion, wear or deformation? If yes, the Transfastener should be removed from service.

Legal requirement

Must be inspected before and after every use. Must be inspected & tested a minimum of every 3 months.

 

 

 

HCL provides the complete safety at height service