Added safety when working on containers
By Maria Hadlow15 February 2010
UK company Planet Platforms has developed some enhancements to its SAFEpost anchoring system, which helps arrest falls from portable buildings or containers.
The post is assembled at ground level prior to being fixed to the jackleg of the portable building or container, if work needs to be carried out on the side or roof of the container the worker can attach an inertia lanyard to the post protecting from falls, even at low levels.
Supplied in two pre-assembled parts, SAFEpost can be easily stored on site - the longest piece being 2.5 m long, and can be erected and employed in less than 90 seconds.
Once assembled, the worker raises the post and fastens its brackets to the jack leg of the cabin. The inertia lanyard attached to the post is then clipped on to the worker's harness.
Originally launched in autumn 2006, Planet Platforms is relaunching SAFEpost with some extra features.
The range has been extended to cover three types of modular and portable buildings; it now covers jackleg, anti-vandal and ISO containers.
Accessories such as an adjustable lorry leg extension, ladder attachment and close-fascia fitting bracket are also included in the range.
Tim Mee, marketing manager at Planet said, "We decided to relaunch SAFEpost after listening to the feedback of our customers, gauging overall market response and growing the product to incorporate more safety options."