COMBISAFE, part of Honeywell and a leading provider of temporary collective protection, has launched SkyReach Anchor, a versatile, overhead fall protection system that safeguards construction workers against falls from height – the number one cause of fatalities in the industry.
SkyReach Anchor is quick and easy to use and compatible with all makes of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE). It has been tested and approved with the Miller® Falcon product family of self-retracting lifelines that are ideal for anyone fitting decking for horizontal formwork, loading and unloading vehicles or working on a leading edge. Weighing in at just 25 kilogrammes, the SkyReach Anchor is available in two attachment options - the Cast-in Sleeve for use on concrete structures when decking formwork is being carried out and the Steel Flange Clamp for use as a fall arrest system when loading and unloading vehicles next to a steel structure.
Wayne Kensett, product manager for Combisafe, said "Our customers tell us about real limitations with traditional overhead fall arrest systems, namely that they require a crane not just to install but every time they need to be repositioned. "The beauty of the SkyReach Anchor is that it is lightweight and portable, so much so that it can be carried, installed and locked into position in seconds by a single worker without any need for a crane. Taking the system down or re-locating it is just as simple - a truly ground-breaking development for the industry that saves a huge amount of time and money.”
For formwork operations, the Cast-in Socket system provides 360 degree usability, the foldable boom and brace creating an 8.5 metre operating radius and a working surface area close to 230m2. When an area is completed, the operator can quickly and simply attach their PFPE to a neighbouring SkyReach Anchor before moving into a new work area.