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Steadfast brings Pik-A-Pak into line with Health and Safety

Posted 15th Jan

Credit: Pik-A-Pak

Steadfast, the working at height safety specialist has supplied and installed its KeeLine® lifeline solution to Pik-A-Pak to provide effective fall protection for employees who access to the roofs for maintenance and inspection work.


Located in Ipswich, Pik-A-Pak is a manufacturer and distributor of small domestic appliances and white goods, supplying products from leading consumer brands including Panasonic, Bosch and Russell Hobbs.


While the warehouse roofs already featured safe access systems, the client recognised the need for a more advanced system to facilitate the cleaning of the gutters. Warehouse Manager Daniel Clapton contacted Steadfast to carry out a full site survey and recommend a suitable system. 

 



Steadfast suggested the installation of 200Lm of KeeLine®, a horizontal lifeline system. With the work needing to be completed without any disruption to the daily running of Pik-A-Pak, Steadfast worked quickly, efficiently and safely to deliver this project on time, and with minimum disruption on site. 


Daniel said: “Overall, the whole project went very well. The KeeLine® system that Steadfast has installed provides us with the assurance that anyone accessing the roof will be safe.”


Once a system like KeeLine® has been installed, it must be properly maintained and examined at least once a year. Steadfast explained this process to Daniel, and as a result, is now responsible for the annual recertification of the systems at Pik-A-Pak.




KeeLine® is a wire-based horizontal lifeline system that has been designed to provide continuous fall arrest/ restraint protection. Fit for use in areas where guardrails are not suitable, the system allows maintenance/inspection teams to safely work on the roof and provides a virtually invisible solution. Installed as a permanent lifeline system, it offers uninterrupted access for up to three users across the whole roof, allowing them to freely move around the surface.


The KeeLine® system utilises 8mm grade 316 stainless steel wire and allows spans of up to 12m between posts. KeeLine® also incorporates PAS (Progressive Absorbing System). If the user falls, the shock absorbers, intermediate brackets and support posts will deploy and deform so that the loadings applied to the building’s structure is below 10Kn.


KeeLine® has been tested and conforms to the requirements of EN795 2012, CEN TS 16415:2013, ANSI Z359 and CSA Z259.


For more information about KeeLine or any of the products Steadfast supplies, call us on 01473 834 144, or use our contact form.


by Carolyn Campbell