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Kattsafe

Sayfa is now Kattsafe

We’ve built a name for ourselves by continuously innovating safer, simpler height access and fall protection systems, and now it’s time for our business to evolve too.

Bringing everything we do under one new name makes it even simpler to work with us and use our products. And behind it all, we’re still the same team, quality products, and customer service that you’ve come to expect.

Fall arrest

Fall arrest systems are designed to safely stop a person falling and reduce the impact of a fall. It should only be used in instances where is not possible or practical to use a fall prevention system.

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Fall arrest – protecting lives after a fall

Fall protection systems are divided into two groups; passive and active. Fall arrest is means of active fall protection, meaning it is designed to safely stop or arrest a person already falling. This is different from fall prevention, which is a means of passive fall protection that helps prevent a person from falling in the first place.

While fall prevention is preferrable in almost all situations, there are occasions that call for fall arrest systems to be in place.

Regular maintenance of plant and machinery, gutter cleaning, roof repair, solar panel maintenance etc. all require working at heights and impose significant risk on those undertaking these tasks, so a means of fall arrest is put in place to ensure the safety of the personnel working at heights.


Choosing a fall protection system

When choosing a fall protection system for your building, there are three main factors to consider:

  1. What tasks will need to be carried out?

  2. How frequently will the tasks need to be carried out?

  3. What is the risk associated with the task?

Once these three factors have been determined, you can determine if and where you’ll need a fall prevention system, a fall arrest system, or a rope access system. Use the table below to help evaluate your requirements.

Maintenance CategoryItemMaintenance FrequencyExample System
A PriorityMechanical Plant and Equipment Hot water units, A/C units, refrigeration units, mechanical exhausts, ect.FrequentFall Protection Passive Fall Protection (Permanent) ie. Permanent Guaradrail, Skylight Protectors
B PriorityGutters, Windows and Garden Planters Eave gutters, box gutters, clerestory windows, roof lights, garden planters ect.PeriodicFall Protection Active Fall Protection (Permanent) ie. Fall Arrest Anchor Point, Static Line, Rigid Rail
C PriorityGeneral Roof Access Parapets, flashings, roof sheeting, concrete membrane etc.InfrequentFall Protection Temporary Fall Protection ie. Temporary Guardrail, Temporary Anchor Point, Elevated Work Platform



Take the risk out of height safety designs

Our height safety system design specialists have a deep understanding of industry requirements and help you meet your obligations for fully compliant systems right from the start.

  • Exceed compliance

  • Minimise ongoing costs

  • Reduce rework

  • Protect lives