Gravity Solutions Limited offer cable based horizontal ManSafe® systems which typically use 8mm diameter stainless steel cable and componentry thus providing excellent resistance to corrosion and wear. The inherent flexibility of a cable based system allows it to flow around corners and deviations whether configured as a single system or as a combination of systems.
The Transfastener’s starwheel design allows continuous movement along the cable based system and eliminates the need for people using the system to detach and reattach to the system when changing passing intermediate anchors and deviations.
The capacity of any system depends on the strength of the structure to which it is fixed. The design of the Latchways Constant Force™ Post ensures that the load exerted on the point of attachment will not exceed 10 kN and therefore allows the post to be fixed to relatively delicate structures without the need to attach to structural members.
Constant Force™ Posts may be fixed to all major roof types:
When installed in compliance with the roofing system manufacturer’s approved procedures, the Latchways Constant Force™ Post will not damage the integrity of the roof nor compromise the roof guarantee. The top-fixing process reduces the effect of cold bridging and thus helps the building to meet the requirements of Part L regulations.
Our cable based Mansafe® systems may be fitted to virtually any substrate, providing that substrate is capable of withstanding potential loads, such as steelwork, concrete, masonry and timber. When use of the Constant Force™ Post is not possible then bespoke mounting bracketry in mild steel galvanized or stainless steel may be designed, fabricated and subsequently fixed to the structure.
To aid system design, we utilise a dedicated software package which allows the modelling and testing of alternative design and loading strategies. For any proposed design, by ensuring system loads and any free-fall distances are within the required safety factors, the software helps ensure that the right system is specified for any application.