Davit Arms

Abseil Anchor System

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Davit Arms for Safe Overhead Access

Davit arms offer an effective, safe, and discrete anchor solution for providing safe access and carrying out abseil work in isolated and tight strips on buildings, or where parapet protection is not suitable.

Davit arms are versatile components used in facade access systems to support suspended platforms or bosun’s chairs. They consist of a horizontal arm attached to a vertical mast, providing a pivot point for the suspended load. Davit arms are commonly found on rooftops or building exteriors where traditional scaffolding or cranes are impractical.

The design of davit arms priorities strength and stability, ensuring that they can safely support the weight of workers and equipment. They are often made from robust materials such as steel or aluminium, capable of withstanding heavy loads and adverse weather conditions.

Safety regulations dictate strict guidelines for the installation and use of davit arms to prevent accidents or structural failures. Regular inspections and maintenance are essential to ensure their continued reliability and safety.

Davit arms offer flexibility in terms of reach and positioning, allowing workers to access difficult-to-reach areas of the building facade. Their versatility makes them ideal for a wide range of maintenance and inspection tasks, from window cleaning to painting or repair work.

Davit Arms for Safe Rope Access Work Even in Restricted Areas

There are many places on a building where it is impossible or impractical to provide parapet protection, or where standard solutions would be ineffective due to restrictions on location or space. Davit arms overcome this, allowing work to be carried out while suspended in even the most awkward places.

Our davit arm systems feature a sturdy fixed base and a rotating head that allows for workers to carry out abseil work with minimal risk.

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Davit Arms Provides Discrete & Effective Davit Solution

Our roof davit solution ensures workers can rig and ascend/descend in complete safety, mitigating the risk of fall, whilst also protecting the ropes from dragging over the building edge causing wear and tear.

When not in use, the system can be folded away thanks to the rotating head, which renders it invisible from below. Our system can also be supplied with optional recovery winches and a unique powered retrieval system, maximising ease of rescue should it be needed.


  • Widely used in facade access systems for building maintenance, window cleaning, and inspection tasks.
  • Ideal for situations where traditional scaffolding or cranes are impractical or not feasible.
  • Commonly deployed on rooftops or building exteriors of skyscrapers, commercial complexes, and industrial facilities.
  • Essential for maintenance technicians, window cleaners, and building inspectors working at height.
  • Facilitate access to difficult-to-reach areas of the building facade, ensuring efficient and safe completion of tasks.
  • Suitable for various maintenance and inspection activities, including window cleaning, painting, repair work, and facade inspection.
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DAVITPRO ARMS: Versatile & Reliable Support for Elevated Work

DAVITPRO ARMS offer a comprehensive solution for securely suspending equipment and personnel in elevated work scenarios. Designed with advanced features and durability in mind, they provide optimal support and safety for various roof and building types.

Details & Options

Standard Arm Lengths: 1m, 1.5m, and 2m

Standard Height: 1.8m


Bespoke dimension arms and masts are available

Split Mast Design: Split mast design makes the unit easier to transport

Pins for easy assembly and disassembly


Access Ladder – Easier access to the davit arm

Access platform – Used when weaker parapets are in place

Counter boom – Allows for increased height and reach when back-anchor is not available

Certifications & Standards

DavitPro arms have been tested by the manufacturer to an ultimate load of 21kN. Testing conforms to BS 8610:2017 for 2 persons (1 user and 1 rescue) under type A3, A4, and A5 procedures

Certified only for use with DavitPro bases

Why Use a Davit Arm?

Flexible and Adaptable

Can be used as a harness anchorage device, lifting device, or a rope access.

Retrofit With Ease

Can be retrofitted to existing structures for use with PPE on tanks, silos or near exposed edges.


Can be bespoke designed to your specifications.

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DAVITPRO ARMS: Features & Overview:

Wide Range of Sizes:

DAVITPRO ARMS come in a wide range of sizes to suit virtually all roof and building types, ensuring compatibility with different installation environments. This versatility allows for seamless integration into various structures, accommodating the specific requirements of each project.

Standard and Bespoke Outreach Arms:

Standard outreach arms ranging from one to two meters are available, providing flexibility in reach and positioning. Additionally, bespoke length outreach arms can be customised to meet specific project needs, ensuring optimal coverage and functionality.

Optional Extras for Enhanced Functionality:

Optional extras such as the Aluminium Y spur ladder and Gangplank enhance the functionality and versatility of DAVITPRO ARMS. These accessories provide additional support and accessibility for workers, allowing for efficient and safe completion of tasks at height.

Durable Construction:

Constructed from structural grade aluminium, DAVITPRO ARMS offer durability and reliability in operation. The powder-coated finish and stainless steel fittings further enhance their resistance to corrosion and weathering, ensuring long-term performance in harsh environmental conditions.

Compliance with Safety Standards:

DAVITPRO ARMS undergo rigorous testing to BS 8610:2017 standards, certifying their suitability for supporting up to 2 persons under type A3, A4, and A5 procedures. This compliance with safety standards ensures the safety and reliability of the arms in elevated work scenarios.

Easy to Carry and Store:

The lightweight construction of DAVITPRO ARMS makes them easy to carry and store, facilitating transportation and assembly on-site. Their user-friendly design minimises setup time and effort, allowing for quick deployment and operation.


Standard carry bags and other accessories are available to complement DAVITPRO ARMS, providing convenience and additional functionality. These accessories ensure that users have everything they need for safe and efficient operation in elevated work environments.

In summary, DAVITPRO ARMS offer a versatile and reliable solution for supporting equipment and personnel in elevated work scenarios. Their wide range of sizes, optional extras, durable construction, and compliance with safety standards make them an ideal choice for ensuring safety and efficiency in various roof and building types.

A few examples of how Davit Arms can be used

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