Fixfast have provided their KATT system to improve the safety of Stewart’s Lane, a train maintenance depot in Battersea, London.
Network Rail required safe access to the roof for ongoing maintenance to the building, but the design of the building with multiple slanted roofs and gables presented a challenge.
Due to the need for the highest safety standards in the rail industry, finding a solution that maximised safety was important.
Contractors Gable Roofing & Cladding Ltd identified that Fixfast’s KATT system would be ideal for this application as it would save time and expense due to its modular construction.
Engaging Fixfast’s specialist technical support was the first step. Fixfast carried out several site visits throughout the project to scope and guide the project throughout.
To increase the safety of the building, multiple KATT ladders were installed between each gable, with a walkway built across the guttering for easier and simpler access to the roof space.
Fixfast’s technical team carried out dynamic and static load performance testing to ensure the ladders were safe to accept a vertical safety line, meaning that workers could attach a harness to the ladders and be assured that the ladders would support their weight should they slip or mis-step.
This extra protection was vital given the risk of falling onto a train track.
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