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Skyway Safe Access Equipment Ltd.,


Drumbaragh, Kells, Co. Meath, Ireland.
T: 046 924 1771 | E: contactus@skyway.ie

Skyway Safe Access Equipment (NI) Ltd.,


76a Market St, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, BT79 0AA
T: 0800 9179932 | E: contactus@skyway.ie

Skyway Contacts:

Commercial Manager
Alan Mc Cann Dip. Tech Eng, MIEI
Email: alan@skyway.ie

Facilities, Sales & Marketing Manager


Maura Murtagh MSc. MMII
Email: maura@skyway.ie

Design Manager
Francis Farrell B.Eng (Hons), MIEI
Email: francis@skyway.ie

NI Sales Manager
Paul Mulrone
Email: paul@skywayni.com
INTRODUCTION
Skyway Safe Access Equipment Limited
(Skyway) was formed in January 2000 and
is a 100% Irish owned company.

Skyway provide services throughout the


Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland,
UK and Worldwide.

All information and references in this


catalogue are correct at time of print
May 2013. Skyway reserve the right
to change or discontinue the products
displayed in this brochure without any
notice or at its own discretion.
Established in 2000, Skyway is now recognised
as Irelands leader in keeping workers safe while
working at height, with the provision of innovative
equipment and training for all aspects of
working at height throughout Ireland, UK,
Europe and beyond.

Skyway employs a highly trained team of


engineers, designers and trainers who
continuously work on inventive solutions for
even the trickiest of access areas. Our Research
and Development department employ a team
dedicated to developing custom designed
solutions and pro-actively improving our
existing product range. No matter what
industry you work in, we can custom design
a particular system to allow operatives to
work safely at height, whether it be inside
or outside the building.

Our Facilities Services Division looks after


the recertification of all types of fall prevention
equipment and suspended access systems, along
with the supply and recertification of harnesses,
lanyards and specialised safety equipment.
New services to our range are the supply
and certification of Lifting and Handling
equipment as well as inspection and
recertification of Lightning Protection Systems.

Our Training Division offers comprehensive


training courses in working safely at height,
delivered by qualified trainers. These training
courses are specially adapted to be carried out
in-house at our head office or on-site to
suit our clients requirements.

Our on-going dedication to quality and safety


is recognised by our ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001
accreditations.

Our catalogue is comprehensive and informative


but not exhaustive as many of our products and
services are original and designed to suit
particular requirements so whatever your height
safe access requirements are, we can confidently
say that we can guarantee to provide a safe
access solution to it!

For further information and free downloads, visit


www.skyway.ie / www.skywayni.com
CHAPTER 1 Overhead Access System Pg 1 - 4
Overhead Vehicle Access Davit Arms Monorails

CHAPTER 2 Platforms Pg 5 - 8
Internal Access Platforms Mobile Access Platforms External Fixed Platforms

CHAPTER 3 Stairs, Ladders & Vertical Access Pg 9 - 22


Concertina Ladder Access Staircases Companion Way Ladder Access Ladder
Two Stage Ladders PivotLoc Ladder Vertical Fall Arrest GlideLoc System
Vertical Fall Arrest Cable System Temporary Ladder Restraints

CHAPTER 4 Walkways & Stepovers Pg 23 - 28


Roof Walkways inc - Kee Walk, Aluminium Walkways & PVC Walkways
Stepovers Customised Walkways and Access Platforms

CHAPTER 5 Guardrails Pg 29 - 34
Free Standing Guardrails - Straight Upright, Cranked Upright & Collapsible Free
Standing Guardrail Fixed Guardrails

CHAPTER 6 Rooflight Protection Pg 35 - 38


Rooflight Covers Vent & Rooflight Protection-Guardrail

CHAPTER 7 Fall Arrest & Fall Restraint Systems Pg 39 - 48


Fall Arrest Vs Fall Restraint Skyway Cable System Kingspan Safetraxx

CHAPTER 8 Safety Eyebolts & Anchor Points Pg 49 - 54


Safety Eyebolts Abseiling & Rope Access Anchors Mobile Man Anchors

CHAPTER 9 Suspended Access Equipment Pg 55 - 60


Cradle Systems

CHAPTER 10 Snow Guards Pg 61 - 62


CHAPTER 11 Facilities Services Overview Pg 64

Recertification & Maintenance of Fall Pg 65


Prevention& Suspended AccessSystems

Repairs & Recommendations Pg 66

Free Site Survey & Consultancy Service Pg 66

Recertification of Personal Fall Prevention Pg 67 - 69


Equipment (PFPE)

Lifting & Handling Equipment Certification Pg 70

Inspection & Certification Pg 71


of Lightning Protection Systems

Training Pg 72 - 73
Overview of Regulations

LEGISLATION OVERVIEW OF REGULATIONS


REPUBLIC OF IRELAND LEGISLATION Safety legislation has developed rapidly over the
last decade and a comprehensive study of this
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 legislation would take many days. However,
when it comes to working at height, the most
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (Construction) important aspect of legislation can be summarised
Regulations 2013 in two words; Risk Assessment.
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Before the current legislation came into being,
(General Applications) Regulations 2007 there were straight forward guidelines, for
example the 2 metre rule (i.e. If you are working
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General
higher than 2 metres, then you need to be tied off
Applications) Regulations 2007
with a harness system).
Part 4: Work at Height

Code of Practice for Safety In Roofwork Now you must carry out a Risk Assessment no
matter what height you are working at. All
UK & NORTHERN IRELAND LEGISLATION parties involved in a building are now responsible
for the provision of a safe workplace, for example
Health & Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978 designers must look at how the roofs and facades
are accessed in the future for maintenance. In the
Management of Health and Safety unfortunate event of a person falling from a height
at Work Regulations (NI) 2000 at any time in the future, the building designer will
have liability. Skyway are the experts in this field
Work at Height Regulations (NI) 2005 and will ensure your liability is reduced through
the design, installation and certification of safe
Construction (Design and Management) work at height systems.
Regulations (NI) 2007
CHAPTER 1

Overhead
Access Systems
Provides safe & easy access to plant,
equipment & large vehicles
02 Overhead Vehicle Access

Overhead Vehicle Access systems allow operatives to access


Trailer Beds, roofs of Trucks, Tankers and Lorries etc so they
may safely load / unload and carry out maintenance.
Skyway Fall Restraint The operative uses a full body harness and is secured to a
Beam Trolley retractable lanyard that runs on a track or cable overhead.

Overhead Vehicle Access


Design Code BS EN 795, BS 7883
& BS EN 1991
Galvanized Steel Structure
Custom Sizes
Concrete Foundation or Freestanding Counterweight Option
Reinforced Holding Down Unit
Design, Installation & Training by Skyway

Optional Extras
Single Track Option
Optional Roof
Reinforced Holding Available in Any RAL Powder Coat Colour
Down Unit Crash Barriers
Bridging Platform

Optional crash barriers

Concrete Foundation
Davit Arms
03

Davit Arms provide a number of overhead access solutions


where no existing anchorage is present. Davit Arms can be
designed as harness anchorage devices, lifting devices,
or rope access aids. All aspects of Skyway Davit Arms can be
customised, including the height, reach, capacity and if
required sockets and lifting equipment.

Davit Arms
Design Code BS EN 795, BS 7883
& BS 7985
Davit Arms can be retrofitted to existing structures for
use with PFPE when working on tanks, platforms or
near exposed edges

Options available for Faade Access (e.g. window cleaning),


Materials Hoisting & Rescue / Retrieval Situations

Davit Arms can be custom designed to suit any


building geometry

Fixed and collapsible Davit Arm options available

Collapsible type option ensures Davit Arm cannot


be seen from ground level if visibility is a concern

Davit Arms can be transferable between support


bases if access in multiple areas is required

Lightweight and portable

Davit Arms can be designed to rotate if directional


changes are required
04

Monorails

Monorails can provide overhead anchorage for abseiling,


suspended platforms, rope access or fall arrest.

Monorails
Design Code BS 7985, BS EN 795
& BS 7883
Suitable for both internal & external applications

Monorails can be installed in overhead situations for


safe access when working on tanks, silos or near exposed edges

Monorail solutions are custom designed & fabricated in


house to suit the required application & environment

Full Load Testing, Certification, Maintenance and Service


available for all Monorail Systems (new & existing)
CHAPTER 2

Platforms
A safe means of access & egress
06

Internal Access Platforms

Internal Access Platforms provide a safe work platform so


that machinery located at a height can easily be accessed.

Fig. 1 Inhouse virtual 3D design model

Internal Access Platforms


Complies with BS 5395 & BS 4211
Provides easy and safe access to plant equipment like Engel
and Fanuc injection molding machines, sterilisation units
and storage tanks etc

Custom designed to suit machine layout

Designed for typical industrial applications and also


clean room environments

Constructed from light weight aluminium and is fully


demountable for machine maintenance

Ladder is detachable when access isnt needed and is


transferable between multiple platforms to optimise floor space

Stainless Steel option available

Fig. 2 Internal Access Platform


07

Mobile Access Platform

Mobile Access Platforms allow for safe access to machinery


and can be used between multiple platforms.

Mobile Access Platform


Fig. 1 Mobile Internal Access Platform
Designed to BS EN ISO 14122
Lightweight Aluminium Structure. (Also available in
GRP or Galvanised Steel)
Custom Designed to access any location.
Designed & Installed by Skyway
Available in any RAL colour
08
External Fixed Platforms

Skyway fixed platforms are custom designed on a project to


project basis to allow safe access to high areas for maintenance
or other works.

External Access Platforms


Comply with BS 5395
Temporary ladders, fixed ladders or stairs can be included
to allow access onto the platforms.

They are available in Galvanised Steel or Aluminium

Come with non-slip grating

Existing structures are analysed by Skyway engineers


to ensure they are adequate to take the loads imposed
CHAPTER 3

Stairs, Ladders &


Vertical Access
A safe means of access & egress
010

Concertina Ladder

Concertina Ladders fold away into the hatch void


when not in use. The Concertina is an ideal ladder
for access hatches in landing areas or areas accessed
by the public.
011

Concertina Ladders
Comply with BS EN 14975

Can be fitted to any adequate wall type

Easily retrofitted to existing hatches

Telescopic safety handrails can be provided


on ladder for safer access/egress

Made from aluminium

Can be easily modified to suit any wall type, geometry


or height up to 3.4m or 4.6m with wooden hatch box
and trap door

An attachment pole is provided with each ladder so


the ladder can be pulled down safely from below

Exit Steps can be added to aid the user on and off the
top of the ladder

Can include electrical operations to move ladder up and down

Can include the top operating handle & mechanism


which make it possible to operate the Concertina Ladder
from above as well as below

Fig. 1 Concertina Ladder closed and


folded into access hatch ceiling void
012

Access Staircases

Access Staircases are compulsory where emergency


exits are located at a height. Stairs are also
necessary to get to plant areas that require
regular visits by maintenance personnel.

Access Staircases
Comply with BS 5395 & BS 5588

Can be fitted to any structurally adequate wall or roof type

Accommodate two way traffic

Safety handrails come as standard with escape staircases


as per BS 5395

Made from aluminium, suitable for internal and


external use. (Also available in GRP or Galvanised Steel)

Can be powder coated to any RAL Colour


013
Companion Way Ladders

Companion Way Ladders or Ship Ladders are designed to


provide a more comfortable access /egress method to roof or
mezzanine areas when traditional ladder rungs are not
appropriate or where there is insufficient space in
which to install a conventional access staircase.

Companion Way Ladders are normally used in areas


where occasional maintenance access is required or
where the operative must carry tools or equipment to
the area above.

Companion Way Ladders


Complies with BS 5395 & BS 4592

Can be fitted to any adequate wall type

The ladder angle is dictated by use and access


requirements

Safety handrails are provided to each side of the ladder


for safer access/egress

Additional railing or platforms can be added at the exit


to ensure safe egress from the ladder

Non slip thread steps are used

Standard aluminium finish suitable for internal or


external use. (Also available in GRP or Galvanised Steel)

Can be powder coated to any RAL colour


014
Access Ladder

Access Ladders are an economic solution that allow safe


access to any level of a building, on an external wall, or
through an internal access hatch.

Aluminium Access Ladders


Comply with BS 5395 & BS 4592

Can be fitted to any structurally adequate wall type

Safety cages on all ladders over 2.5m as per BS 5395

Wire mesh can be added to safety cages to enhance safety

Made from aluminium, suitable for internal and external use


(Also available in GRP or Galvanised Steel)

Can be easily modified to suit any wall type or geometry

Lockable door can be provided to restrict unauthorised access

Exit platforms can be added to aid the user on and off the
top of the ladder

Our design team can also provide drawings of how the finished
product would look on existing buildings before installation

Can be powder coated to any RAL Colour

Fig. 1 Lockable door open Fig. 2 Lockable door closed


015

Two Stage Ladders

For Ladders that exceed 6m in height a rest platform must


be incorporated into the ladder design as per BS 5395
requirements. Skyway Two Stage Ladders provide a stable
rest platform with safety handrails.

Two Stage Access Ladders


Comply with BS 5395 & BS 4592

Can be fitted to any structurally adequate wall type

Platform complete with safety handrails

Made from aluminium, suitable for internal


and external use. (Also available in GRP or
Galvanised Steel)

Can be easily modified to suit any wall type


or geometry

Lockable door can be provided to restrict


unauthorised access

Exit platforms can be added to aid the user


on and off the top of the ladder

Our design team can also provide drawings of how the


finished product would look on existing buildings before
installation

Can be powder coated to any RAL Colour


016
PivotLoc Ladder

A PivotLoc Ladder is an innovative solution that allows


safe access to the roof of a building, on an external wall
or up through an internal access hatch, without taking
away from the aesthetics of the building. The inbuilt Fall
Arrest System omits the requirement for safety hoops.
017

PivotLoc Ladder
Complies with BS 5395,
BS 7883 & BS EN 795

Comes complete with a fall arrest shuttle mechanism,


the mechanism locks into place in the event of a fall
and prevents injury

Can be folded and locked to prevent unauthorised access

Much more aesthetically pleasing than a standard ladder

Steel backing support available where wall fixings


are inadequate

Made from aluminium, suitable for internal and external use


Fig. 1 Closed PivotLoc Ladder
Twisted top sections and rest steps can be added
to aid the user on and off the top of the ladder

approved to the PPE Directive

Fig. 2 The Fall Arrest Shuttle mechanisim


locks in the event of a fall

Fig. 3
closed half open open
018
019

Vertical Fall Arrest GlideLoc System


for existing ladder installations

Skyway Vertical Fall Arrest GlideLoc System provides


the user with a safe means of access and egress for any
climbing devices such as ladders, wind turbine climbing
rungs, telecom masts or any industrial climbing system.
The system comprises of a rigid rail and fall arrest
attachment device retrofitted to existing ladders.

Vertical Fall Arrest GlideLoc System


Complies with BS EN 353
Comes complete with a fall arrest shuttle
mechanism, the mechanism locks into place
in the event of a fall and prevents injury

The rigid rail and fall arrest attachment device


ensure very short fall distances

Reduces impact force from a fall to only 3.7kN

Can be easily retrofitted to any existing climbing device

The GlideLoc rail can continue into a horizontal


fall arrest system

Made from non corrosive materials, suitable for internal and


external use

Less obtrusive than standard safety cages


on a ladder

Approved to the PPE Directive


020
021
Vertical Fall Arrest Cable System

Skyway Vertical Fall Arrest Cable system is a unique


and versatile fall protection system that provides the user
with a safe means of access and egress for many climbing
devices such as ladders, wind turbine climbing rungs, telecom
masts or any industrial climbing system.

Vertical Fall Arrest Cable System


Complies with BS EN 353

Comes complete with a fall arrest shuttle


mechanism, the mechanism locks into place
in the event of a fall and prevents injury

Effective Shock Absorber in the attachment


device protects every user and the
cable against damage

Can be easily retrofitted to any existing


climbing device

Made from non corrosive materials, suitable for


internal and external use

Less obtrusive than standard safety cages on


a ladder

approved to the PPE Directive


022
Temporary Ladder Restraints

Temporary Ladder Restraint Systems are an


economic solution where permanent access
ladders are not viable.

Temporary Ladder Restraints


Comply with BS 5395

Can be fitted to any structurally adequate


wall type

Ladder restraints are discreet and do not


take away from the aesthetics of a building

Should not be used to access facades or


roofs over 1 storey high

Can be powder coated to any RAL Colour


CHAPTER 4

Walkways
& Stepovers
Providing safe access routes
024
Roof Walkways

Skyway Roof Walkways provide a non slip designated safe access


route to roof areas that require regular or infrequent access.

Walkways can be fitted to any type of roof surface. Roof walkways


feature an anti slip surface to eliminate any trip or slip hazards on
wet, slippery or profiled roof surfaces.
025
Roof Walkways
Comply with BS 5395, BS EN 516
& BS 4592
Walkways are available for all roof types

Lightweight sections ensure minimum loads are applied to


the roof structure

Walkways can be sloped up to 20 degrees

Where slopes exceed 20 degrees steps are incorporated into


the walkway design

Schematic detailed layout drawings are provided with all


systems

Handrails are provided with the walkway where necessary

Available in PVC, Galvanised, Fibre glass or Aluminium

Fig. 1 Cross Grip Walkway Matting on a Trocal roof Fig. 2 Kee Walk Adjustable Walkway

Fig. 3 PVC Walkway with handrails Fig. 4 Aluminium Walkway with handrails Fig. 5 Where slopes exceed 20 degrees steps
on a standing seam roof are incorporated into the walkway design
026
Stepovers

Stepovers provide a safe means of access over


obstacles that may pose as trip hazards and are
suitable where frequent maintenance access
is required.
027
Stepovers
Comply with BS 5395 & BS 4592

Do not require any roof penetration fixings

The stepover height and length are dictated


by use and access requirements

Safety handrails are provided where necessary

Made from aluminium, suitable for internal and


external use. (Also available in GRP or Galvanised Steel)

Designed to suit any geometry

Lockable gates can be provided to restrict


unauthorised access

Can be powder coated to any RAL Colour


028

Customised Walkways & Access Platforms

Walkways and Platforms are custom designed and


installed on a project to project basis. Providing a safe
work platform eliminates risks to operatives who would
otherwise use a ladder or step ladder to access plant
or equipment.

Customised Walkways & Platforms


Comply with BS 5395

Walkways & Platforms complete with


safety handrails

Made from aluminium, suitable for internal


and external use. (Also available in GRP or
Galvanised Steel)

Can be easily modified to suit any wall or roof


type and geometry

Lockable door can be provided to restrict


unauthorised access

Can be powder coated to any RAL Colour


CHAPTER 5

Guardrails
Collective protection for everyone
030
Free Standing Guardrails

Skyway Free Standing Guardrails provide collective protection to


areas that require frequent access for regular maintenance. They
ensure that all users are protected from falls without the need for
specialised training and equipment.

The system is counterbalanced and non-penetrative so the


integrity of the roof is never jeopardised. Skyway Free Standing
Guardrail with cables is by far the most aesthetically pleasing free
standing guardrail on the market.
031
Free Standing Guardrails
Comply with BS 6399, BS EN 13374
& BS EN ISO 14122

Counterbalanced using 25kg counterweights

Protective padding on the underside of the support legs


protect the roof membrane

No weathering required during installation

Easily fitted to any roof type

Standard galvanised steel finish, which provides excellent resistance


to corrosion and wear in any environment

Corner brackets and variable corners ensure the system can


be easily designed to suit any building geometry

Lockable Access Gates can be included to restrict unauthorised access

Schematic detailed layout drawings are provided with all systems

Available powder coated to any RAL Colour

Collapsible rail option where aesthetics are critical so the Guardrail


is not seen from below

Our design team can also provide drawings of how the finished
product would look on existing buildings before installation

See overleaf for the various configurations of


Skyway Free Standing Guardrail
032
Free Standing Guardrails Free Standing Guardrail with Midrail

Straight Upright

1100mm
25KG

Cranked Upright

1100mm
25KG

Collapsible Free Standing Guardrail

Where aesthetics and safety are critical Skyway Collapsible Free Standing Guardrail
is an ideal solution. Light weight collapsible sections eliminate manual handling risk.
033
Free Standing Guardrail with Cables

Straight Upright with Cables

Cranked Upright with Cables


034 Fixed Guardrails

Fixed Guardrails provide collective protection to areas that


require frequent access for regular maintenance. The system
is fixed to suitable structures or to parapets that are less than
1100mm high. Variable base fittings allow the system to be
easily adapted to any suitable parapet or structure.

Fixed Guardrail
Complies with BS 6399,
BS EN 13374 & BS EN ISO 14122

Fixed using chemical anchor to ensure the


strongest most reliable fixing

Easily fitted to most structures or parapet types

Standard galvanised steel finish, which provides


excellent resistance to corrosion and wear in
any environment

Corner fittings and variable corners ensure the


system can be easily modified to suit any
building geometry

Schematic detailed layout drawings are


provided with all systems

Available powder coated to any RAL Colour

Our design team can also provide drawings of how


the finished product would look on existing buildings
before installation

Can be made collapsible so the Guardrail is


not seen from below
CHAPTER 6

Rooflight
Protection
Protects all users from falls through rooflights
036

Rooflight Covers

Over time, ultra violet sun rays cause rooflights to


deteriorate and become fragile and brittle and may
collapse under foot traffic. This forms a high risk to
anyone accessing a roof that may be unaware of this.

Skyway Rooflight Covers provide collective protection


to old fragile rooflights and eliminate the risk of falling
through a fragile rooflight.
037

Rooflight Cover
Complies with Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
(General Applications) Regulations 2007,
Part 4: Work at Height
Suitable for various metal profile roofs

Covers fragile rooflight panels/rooflights

Doesnt reduce the quantity of light shining through rooflight

Easily retrofitted to old roofs

No weathering required
038
Vent and Rooflight Protection - Guardrail
Complies with Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
(General Applications) Regulations 2007,
Part 4: Work at Height
Suitable for metal profile roofs and membrane roofs

Free standing on membrane roofs

Can be fixed on metal profile roofs

Independent of rooflight

Both options easily retrofitted to existing buildings

Allows for easy access while cleaning rooflight with reach and wash pole

Lockable access gates can be included into design

Covers rooflights that are at various heights above roof level

Vent and Rooflight Protection - Guardrail

Guardrail for Vents and Rooflights provide collective


protection to all users of the roof area and will prevent
them falling through. They also allow easy access for
cleaning or maintenance.
CHAPTER 7

Fall Arrest & Fall


Restraint Systems
Fall prevention solutions
040

Fall Arrest V Fall Restraint

What is the difference?


Fall Restraint put simply will allow users get
to the edge but wont allow them fall over.

Fall Arrest on the other hand, will let you fall over
the edge but will stop you hitting the ground.
041

Fig. 1 Fall Arrest system

Fig. 2 Fall Restraint system

Fall Arrest V Fall Restraint

Detailed designs by specialists are critical especially


for fall arrest systems as rescue must be incorporated
into design.

In accordance with the Safety, Health and Welfare at


Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007, Part 4: Work
at Height Regulation 100; Selection of work equipment
for work at height.

An employer shall
(a) In selecting work equipment for use in work at height
(i) Give collective protection measures priority over
personal protection measures

Therefore collective protection like Guardrails


(see Chapter 5) must be considered first and
harness systems should only be considered as
a last resort.
042

Skyway Cable Systems

Skyway Cable Systems are an ideal fall prevention


solution where infrequent access is required for general
maintenance. The shuttle attachment device by-passes
each support post without the need to unclip from the
system, this ensures that the user is continuously tied
off at all times.
043
Skyway Cable Systems
Comply with BS EN 795, BS 7883

System Layouts can be designed as Fall Restraint or Fall Arrest

Trocal, Protan and Sarnafil weathering kits can be provided for


plywood and metal deck type roofs

No weathering required on cladded panels

All cable components are made from stainless steel, which provides
excellent resistance to corrosion and wear in any environment

Corner cable support brackets and variable corners ensure the system
can be easily designed to suit any building geometry

Schematic detailed layout drawings are provided with all systems

Support posts can be designed for abseiling purposes where the


roof structure allows

Can be fitted to any roof type, see overleaf for fixing details

Approved to the PPE Directive

Fig. 1 Fall restraint system Fig. 2 Cable shuttle attachment device


044 Post Fixing Details Membrane Type Roofs

Fig 1. Weathering Kits are available TOP FIX POSTS


Metal Deck Fixing for all PVC type roof membranes
Top Fix is a term used to refer to fixing posts
on top of a finished roof. No additional structure
is required.

Plywood Deck Fixing

Fig. 2 Toggle Bolt Fixing

Concrete Slab Fixing

Fig. 3 Chemical Anchor Fixing

Prefixed chemically anchored life line


posts can also be used as abseiling anchors.
Metal Type Roofs
045

Standing Seam Fixing

Fig. 4 Aluminium Block Clamp

Composite Panel Fixing

Fig. 5 Tech Screws and Adhesive Sealant

Low Pitch Composite Panel Fixing

Fig. 6 Rivets and Adhesive Sealant

Other Available Fixings

Slate Roof Fixing Lead / Copper Roof Fixing Kingspan SafePro2


046
Cable System Components Cable System Assembly

Fig. 2 Variable Corner

Fig. 1 Swage End Fig. 3 90 Degree Corner

Fig. 7 Cable Shuttle Attachment Fig. 4 Intermediate

Fig. 6 8mm Stainless Steel Cable

Fig. 5 Tensioner End


047
Kingspan Safetraxx System by Skyway

The Kingspan Safetraxx System is an elegant and


aesthetically pleasing fall protection system which
compliments the design of any building.

The travelling eye attachment device glides along the


aluminium track with zero resistance, resulting in the
most user friendly fall protection system on the market.

027
048
Kingspan Safetraxx System
Complies with BS EN 795

Kingspan Safetraxx system is covered under the


Kingspan Total Guarantee

System Layouts can be designed as Fall Restraint or Fall Arrest

No weathering required during installation

Lightweight aluminium sections provide excellent resistance


to corrosion and wear in any environment

The system is unobtrusive and is available in the same colour


finish as the roof panels

Schematic detailed layout drawings are provided with all systems.

Can be fitted to any metal roof type; new build, refurbishments,


or retrofit

Approved to the PPE Directive


CHAPTER 8

Safety Eyebolts &


Anchor Points
Ideal for fall prevention while cleaning windows & abseiling
050
Safety Eyebolts

Safety Eyebolts are the ideal solution for access to


small roof areas, window cleaning and also provide
suitable anchorage for abseiling.

Fig. 1 Safety Eyebolt certified for safe use


051
Safety Eyebolt
Comply with BS EN 795
Can be fitted to any structurally adequate wall,
floor or ceiling

Standard powder coated finish

Removable eyebolts systems are suitable for hotels, hospitals,


and prestigious buildings where aesthetics are critical

Fig. 2 Removable Eyebolt

Fig. 3 Safety Eyebolts are tested to 6kN at


installation and annually thereafter
052

Abseiling and Rope Access Anchors

Anchor Systems for rope access technicians and abseilers


are custom designed, installed and certified on a project
to project basis.

Fig. 1 Rope Access Technicians


053
Abseiling and Rope Access Anchors
Comply with BS EN 795, BS 7883
& BS 7985
Anchors are custom designed to suit the building
and structure

Excellent design codes ensure anchorage systems are


designed to the highest standards of safety and quality

Davit Arms, Outriggers and other rope diverting devices can


be provided to aid abseilers and prevent ropes damaging
parapet flashings or building features such as brise soliel
054

Mobile Man Anchors

Mobile Man Anchors Comply with BS EN 795 & BS 7883


No roof penetrations required for installation

Hand trolleys can be provided to move the


Counterweight Mobile Man Anchors provide a Man Anchor to different locations
solution for access to small roofs where no adequate
Protective padding on the underside of the counter
alternative is available. weights protect the roof membrane

Counterweighted using 8 x 25kg recycled rubber weights

Suitable for all membrane type roofs


CHAPTER 9

Suspended
Access Equipment
Allowing safe access to high rise buildings for maintenance
056

Suspended Access Equipment - Cradle Systems

A powered Cradle System offers an economic solution for


window cleaning, regular maintenance and light repair works
to areas that are not accessible from below.
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Suspended Access Equipment


Designed in accordance with
BS EN 1808 & BS 6037.
All vertical motions are operated from within the
permanently attached cradle, horizontal and luffing
motions are operated from the cradle or from the jib
head, depending on the design of the system.

Early design involvement is critical as there is a lot of


co-ordination required between Skyway, the architect,
structural engineer, faade consultant and services
engineers. This ensures the machines are designed to
meet the specific requirements of the building and are
as user-friendly as possible.

All trolleys are fabricated from steel sections then shot


blasted, zinc sprayed and painted for protection.

Machines can be painted to any RAL Colour to match


the building faade.
Fig. 1 Powered trolley on track
Cradle systems are load tested once a year and
visually inspected every 6 months.

Fig. 2 All vertical motions are operated from the powered cradle
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Suspended Access Equipment

Powered Trolley & Cradle System

Telescopic Machine

Standard 2m Reach Machine

Trackless Machine
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Suspended Access Equipment

Powered Suspended Cradle Systems

Internal Monorail Cradle System

External Monorail Cradle System

Rolling Davit Arm Cradle System


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CHAPTER 10

Snow Guards
Prevents packed snow falling from roofs
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Snow Guards

Snow Guards hold the snow in place to allow it melt


and flow into gutter.

Prevents packed snow from falling from the roof to a lower or


ground level and potentially damaging structures / vehicles or
injuring people.

Snow Guards

Custom designed solutions for all roof types

Low lying to catch snow, as snow melts, water flows beneath


and into nearby gutter

Integrated snow guard and fall arrest system available

Innovative, flexible designs allow for custom pieces as necessary

Fig. 1 Snow falling from roof damaging property beneath

Snow
Snow Stop
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CHAPTER 11

Ensuring your safety equipment is fully compliant and safe to use


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Facilities Services Overview

The Facilities Services division of Skyway is dedicated to the recertification of all fall prevention and
suspended access systems, recertification of all personal fall protection equipment (PFPE)
and comprehensive training in how to use these systems. We recommend to our clients that recerti-
fication of these systems is carried out on an annual basis or immediately after the unlikely event of a
fall from height.

Our skilled and fully trained engineers are always available to carry out maintenance works in a
professional manner and ensure that the system recertified is fully compliant, fit for purpose and safe
to use.

Our Facilities Services Department provides the following services to our clients:
Full Load Testing, Certification, Maintenance and Service for all fall prevention
and suspended access equipment

Recertification of Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE) i.e. Harness & Lanyards

Supply & Certification of PFPE installation

Repair of fall prevention and suspended access equipment

Lightning Protection equipment installation, inspection & certification

Lifting & Handling equipment recertification, repair and sales

Free Site Survey and Consultancy service available to establish


your Work at Height needs

Training courses tailored to suit each projectfor e.g.harness training

RIAI and Engineers Ireland approved CPD course available to all Architects, Property Managers
and Construction Companies

Gutter Maintenance in conjunction with recertification is also available


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Recertification & Maintenance of Fall Prevention& Suspended AccessSystems

Our core business is the provision of equipment for operatives to work safely at height. With the installation
of this type of equipment come strict and rigorous Health and Safety legislation for its recertification and
maintenance, most notably, Safety, Health & Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007,
Part 4: Work at Height and the Code of Practice for Safety in Roofwork.

Annual maintenance and recertification on all safety at height systems includes:

Fall Prevention Systems - cable systems must be inspected


annually to ensure they continue to perform as designed

Cable end swages and splices must be pull tested to 10kN to ensure they are adequate

Safety Eyebolts must be load tested to 6kN

Suspended Access Equipment must be load tested annually and


receive regular six monthly visual inspections.

Recertification of Personal Fall Protection Equipment all types of harnesses,


lanyards and associated equipment must be inspected and recertified every
six months in compliance with current Health & Safety legislation.

Skyways professional indemnity insurance allows us to recertify all


types of fall prevention equipment.

Fig. 1 Swage end tester


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Repairs & Recommendations

Skyway Facilities Services carry out repairs to all fall prevention equipment. We will also make recommendations if your
system fails at the time of recertification and where possible, we will endeavor to repair at the time of inspection. If this
is not possible, we will compile a repairs and recommendations report to outline why the system has failed and what is
required to make the system fully operable again.

Fig. 1 Old Eyebolt failed recertification Fig. 2 Old Eyebolt removed and new Eyebolt installed

Fig. 4 Passed test and is now tagged and certified for use Fig. 3 Pull test carried out on new Eyebolt

Free Site Survey & Consultancy Service

Skyway is here to share our knowledge and experience with you. Please feel free to contact us should you have any
questions. This service is free of charge and is available to establish your working at height needs. Skyway also provides
free site surveys when required.
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Recertification of Personal Fall Prevention Equipment (PFPE)

To use most fall prevention systems and faade access systems, you must have the correct
Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE) in place.

PFPE can be described as harnesses, lanyards, retractable lifelines and associated equipment. It is important that
PFPE be visually inspected before each use. Current Health & Safety legislation outlines that this type of equipment
must be inspected by a competent person at least every six months. Equipment that is worn regularly should receive
more frequent inspections.

Our Facilities Services division automatically includes the inspection of this equipment as part of the annual
recertification process. We document each piece of equipment inspected and include all
details on certification documentation.

Basic care of your Personal Fall Protection Equipment will prolong the life of the kit and also contribute towards
the performance of its function saving your life! Proper storage and maintenance after use is important. PFPE
should be stored in a cool, dry and clean place out of direct sunlight. Avoid areas where heat, moisture, light, oil,
chemicals or other degrading elements may be present.

Skyway supplies all types of PFPE and our price list and full inventory of stock is readily available from our office or
see our website for further details.

MILLER FULL BODY HARNESS MILLER FULL BODY HARNESS


1 POINT DURAFLEX HARNESS, 2 POINT DURAFLEX HARNESS, MILLER TITAN KIT FULL BODY
REAR ANCHORAGE ONLY REAR & FRONT ANCHORAGE HARNESS & 2M LANYARD

CODE :: 1002847 CODE :: 1002849 CODE :: 1013731

TURBOLITE BLOCK 2M SELF


RETRACTING LANYARD SCAFFOLD HOOK SCAFFOLD HOOK
CODE :: 1018015 CODE :: 1009249 CODE :: 1018976
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KARABINER KARABINER STEEL SLING

CODE :: 1002833 CODE :: 1018960 CODE :: 1002897

2.5M RETRACTABLE LIFELINE MILLER 2M BUNGEE LANYARD RETRACTABLE LANYARD

CODE :: 1002871 CODE :: 1005318 CODE :: 1011742

WEBBING SHOCK 2M STANDARD LANYARD


ABSORBING LANYARD CODE :: 1002907

CODE :: 1013430
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WEBBING ANCHORAGE SLING TIE-BACK FORKED SHOCK


ABSORBING LANYARD
CODE :: 1002916

CODE :: 1007013

1.8M ADJUSTABLE LANYARD TITAN ROPE GRAB

CODE :: 1008273 CODE :: 1011190


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Lifting & Handling Equipment Certification

Further expanding on our products and services in our Facilities Services Division, we now offer certification
of lifting and handling equipment and associated appliances.

Similar to fall protection equipment and lightning equipment, lifting and handling equipment is subject to a
periodic inspection under the current Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations
2007 and must be carried out by a competent person.

Lifting equipment is also governed by the LOLER Regulations of 1998 (Lifting Operations and Lifting
Equipment Regulations).

The services we provide to our client under Lifting and Handling are:

1) Testing and Inspection of lifting equipment and appliances

All types of chains and load restraints e.g. Ratchet straps, tie down chains and binders

Manual and electrical wire rope winches

All variations of clamps and grabs

Electrical, pneumatic, manual blocks and tackles

All wire ropes, soft ropes and related accessories

All eyebolts, shackles, karabiner hooks etc.

Construction, Industrial and sporting netting

2) Inspection and Maintenance of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs),


forklifts, scissor lifts & cranes etc.

3) Repair & Recertification of Lifting Equipment

4) Hire of Lifting and Materials Handling Equipment e.g. lifts, stackers, pallet trucks, skips & hoists etc.

5) Supply of Lifting Equipment to customer specification

6) Site Survey to review your existing equipment to provide solutions and make recommendations

7) All work is covered under our Professional Indemnity Insurance


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Inspection & Certification of Lightning Protection Systems

A new addition to our Facilities Services Department is the inspection and certification of lightning
protection systems. Following many enquiries from existing and new clients with regard to lightning
protection to be carried out as part of their fall prevention equipment recertification contracts,
we decided to implement this facility to further enhance our current services. Repairs to existing
systems and installation of new systems are also available.

What is a Lightning Protection System?


Simply put, a lightning protection system is used to prevent or lessen damage to structures during
lightning strikes. The system is designed to intercept such strikes and safely pass their extremely
high currents to ground. A lightning protection system includes a network of lightning rods,
lightning current conductors, bonding conductors, ground electrodes and lightning surge
protectors to provide a low impedance path to ground for potential strikes.

As with any structure, its features and facades change over time. Year after year, weather events such
as extreme temperatures and high winds affect lighting protection equipment. Building upgrades
involving new construction or remodelling and changes to electrical, mechanical or communication
systems can also affect lightning protection systems.

Testing &Maintenance
With this in mind, it is important to maintain the systems effectiveness and therefore inspection and
certification should be carried out annually to ensure that the components of the system are not
corroded or damaged in any way. Also, if your system has had a lightning strike, it is imperative that
the system be tested immediately. Our lightning protection engineers carry out inspection and
maintenance in compliance with BS EN 62305, Protection against lightning (Part 1 4).
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Training

Under current Health & Safety Regulations, all users of safety at height equipment must receive correct
training and instruction on how to use this equipment correctly. The below courses are applicable
to building owners, H& S officers, caretakers, property managers, maintenance & facilities personnel.
As industry experts, Skyway has developed and designed specific training courses in the safety at height
discipline and has added several new courses to our existing range.

All our trainers have hands on experience within the industry and are FETAC accredited trainers.
All courses carry a three year certification and are designed to FAS training specification
QA 58/01 Standard.

Safety at Height & Harness Training (SHC 1001)


Course Content
Legislation surrounding fall prevention equipment
Code of Practice for Safety in Roofwork
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) Regulations 2007 Part 4: Work at Height
BS EN 795 Protection Against Falls From A Height Anchor Devices Requirements & Testing
Principles of fall arrest and restraint
Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE)
Correct Use and Checking of PFPE

Duration: 1 half day

Safety at Height Systems (SHC 1002)


Course Content:
Provides hands onexperienceon common systems including roof mounted cable systems, pivotloc
ladders, vertical cable systems and guardrail systems.

To take part in this course you must have first completedSafety at Height&Harness Training SHC 1001.

Duration: 2 hours
Safety at Height On SiteTraining (SHC 1003) 073
Course Content
Provides brief overview of relevant Health and Safety legislation and makes you aware
of your duties within the legislation

Be able to wear and check your Personal Fall Protection Equipment (PFPE) i.e. harness, lanyard,
blocks, rope and grab correctly

Demonstrate the correct use of PFPE

Understand the components of designated system on site i.e.fall prevention systems or


suspended assess system and how to check that they are safe to use

Demonstrate the use of designated system on site i.e. fall prevention system or suspended
assess system as appropriate including motorised controls with SAS and rescue procedures on
suspended access systems (also known as Building Maintenance Units, BMUs)

Have basic understanding of what to do in the case of a fall incident and subsequent emergency
response including the basics regarding rescue procedures. Detailed rescue training is available on request

Duration:2 hours

Roofs & Facades-Providing a Safe Workplace at Height (SHC 1004)


Skyway delivers an RIAI & Engineers Ireland approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
course to clients throughout Ireland primarily it is aimed at design teams to ensure that they are
cognisant of their responsibilities in providing for future safe access to the envelope of buildings for
maintenance. The course details the types of equipment and systems available to them as designers
to satisfy future Work at Height issues.

Course Content
Following completion of this one hour session the participants will have
an understanding of the following,

Relevant Health and Safety Legislation and an awareness of the duties within the legislation.
It is not a detailed study of legislation this would take a whole day on its own
The factors involved in a fall
Simple, practical guidelines on how to assess the requirements of the Legislation.
The key is Risk Assessment and to consider access as early as possible in the design process

The differences between Collective Protection and Individual Protection and what the
designer should aim for
Practical systems and equipment for gaining access onto roofs and to remain safe while working on same.
Similarly, for future safe access to the faades and atria of buildings for window cleaning,
maintenance and inspection
New developments in height safe access equipment
The difference between Fall Arrest and Fall Restraint and why rescue is a major consideration
Common mistakes made on projects
The need to use specialist subcontractors with Professional Indemnity Insurance detailed design
responsibility should not rest with the architect / design team

Particularly useful to architects, safety consultants, health and safety officers, facilities managers and
engineers as well as main contractors, maintenance personnel, property managers and owners.

Duration: 1 hour at client premises


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