RAPTOR Rigid Rail Systems – Low Aesthetic Impact, Safe And Uncompromised Rope Access
The building brings in tonnes of natural light to these areas through large panels of glass which cover the not only the exterior facade but also the interior atrium.
An effective and safe system for regular maintenance of the glass areas was required for rope access operators. Unobtrusive yet sturdy products with a focus on ease of use, the systems would be frequently accessed so longevity was an additional element to be considered.
Permits for drop zones and the use of EWPs (Elevated Work Platforms) to install the systems in difficult to reach areas far above the atrium were just a few of the challenges that the installation had to conquer.
Solution – Australian made RAPTOR Rigid Rails for safe and easy maintenance
In opening discussions with the developers Multiplex, they had specified that an Australian manufactured product would be their first choice for the project.
Having both installed and used RAPTOR Rigid Rails in the past, and knowing that all the RAPTOR Rail Systems are produced on-site at SAYFA’s facilities here in Melbourne, they were suggested as the perfect solution.
Additionally, the RAPTOR Rope Access Rigid Rail System was an ideal pick due to itsrope access functionality and user mobility.
The installation of RAPTOR’s curved rail sections would also provide smooth and uninterrupted access around all areas without the operator having to disconnect and reconnect their rope lines.
This can be a huge advantage in both cost and time saving efficiencies.
Multiplex, on behalf of their client, also stipulated that the systems supplied must offer back up documentation, to enable all operators to receive the necessary training to ensure safety in the workplace and to maintain their Duty of Care.
RAPTOR’s comprehensive operation manual gives workers detailed step by step instruction in its use, as well as providing:
The SAYFA Design Team’s Layout Plans
The team from API Rope Access grabbed the chance to demonstrate the great manoeuvrability of RAPTOR Rigid Rails in action.
“The beauty of the RAPTOR System is it’s ability to enable the operator to perform their work at height safely and with little restriction of movement”, Murray Voss, SAYFA’s Technical Manager stated.
The end result was a happy client and a completely professional and smooth install perfect for the unique situation offered by this building.
For more information on facade access solutions read: Providing safe access for facade maintenance.