HAS have expanded their range of products on offer in 2007 with the introduction of a range of access ladders manufactured in stainless steel, galvanised steel or aluminium with a range of finishes and colours. All ladders can be supplied with personal fall protection systems incorporated into the design or retro fitted to existing ladders already installed.
HAS can plan, design, fabricate and install the best system to suit your project requirements after assessing the safety features, function, ease of use, durability, maintenance, time, cost and long term value.
GlideLoc rail systems permit safe roof and platform access, whereas cable based systems often end at the last rung so that the stresses are concentrated on the fixing point. The GlideLoc systems conforms to EN-353-1. In contrast to cable based systems, the GlideLoc system allows a combination of vertical and horizontal access without having to disconnect and reconnect from the system.
GlideLoc rails and ladders are available in both straight and curved form in a variety of materials and can be retro fitted to existing fixed ladders. Unlike most cable based systems, they are not subject to any annual inspection and need only to be checked after a fall. They can withstand the toughest of environmental conditions.
Traditional Hooped Access Ladders
Traditional Hooped Ladders can be designed, manufactured and supplied for all applications. Each system is fully designed and manufactured to meet all relevant European Standards including the new BS 4211:2005. For additional safety all of our ladders can be retro fitted with the Uniline/GlideLoc fall arrest products if necessary.
Traditional Hooped Ladders are available in aluminium, stainless steel, galvanized steel or a range of powder coated finishes depending on your application requirements.
We can also provide staircase units and up and over step units for all possible access requirements.
GlideLoc Ladder Access System
The discrete and safe solution for vertical access, GlideLoc Fall Protection ladders provide a safe and controlled means of vertical access whilst working where fall risks exist. The system is used throughout the world in industries such as Utilities, Telecommunications, Construction and Building Maintenance but can accommodate bespoke solutions also.
GlideLoc offers employers, designers and users a safe, aesthetically pleasing and cost effective alternative to traditional hooped ladders. The most popular GlideLoc design is the Y-Spar – the fall protection rail forms a unique central stile to which the rungs connect.
A shock absorbing travelling device called the “Comfort” runs along the track and provides the link between the users harness and the system. With a very slight outward pull as the user climbs or descends, smooth passage in assured. In the event of a fall the comfort physically locks onto the track preventing any further descent and minimising injury. As the locking of the traveller does not rely on friction, as is the case with some rail and cable systems, the user is given complete confidence and wear of the track is minimal.
GlideLoc Fall Protection Ladders are available in Hot Dipped Galvanised Steel for a cost effective solution for general applications. Stainless Steel is also available which are suitable for harsh environments such as chemical plants, food industry, off-shore and industrial chimneys. Aluminium is available in areas of high corrosion and distortion resistance, ideal for powder coating to match structure.
GlideLoc Rail For Existing Ladders
Traditional permanent ladders have hoops or cages to give the user confidence during use. These do not offer fall protection. In such cases vertical guide rails can be retrofitted to provide continuous connection during ascent and descent. The guide rail can be positioned centrally but fixing to the existing rungs or to the side by fixing to the ladder stiles. HAS can provide a complete design, calculation and installation service for all types of vertical access ladder systems.
All GlideLoc travellers are compatible with our ladder systems and guide rails.
The GlideLoc Horizontal Rail is tested and certified in accordance with the requirements of EN 795 for the use of up to 3 persons. This system is an ideal solution for overhead applications. It can also be attached to our ladder systems through a turntable – ideal for accessing the circumference of stacks, lighthouses etc.
PivotLocFolding Ladder System
In addition to an already extensive range of GlideLoc systems, we introduce PivotLoc – the new foldable permanent fall arrest ladder system.
PivotLoc is a foldable ladder system and incorporates a GlideLoc fall protection rail. In the closed position, the rungs pivot together behind the central glide rail. This offers an aesthetically pleasing solution and it controls access.
PivotLoc height access system
Constructed from a lockable entry section and further foldable ladder sections up to a total height of 20m.
PivotLoc restricted access system
Used in conjunction with GlideLoc Y-spar and twin ladder systems as an alternative to a security cover plate, fixed height of 2.8m.
The new PivotLoc systems offers a reliable fall protection solution for height access and work positioning; and when closed the ladder can be locked shut in order to prevent unauthorised use of the system. The PivotLoc can be locked open in order to prevent accidental closure.
Once the side rails have been folded together, the ladder is very discreet (105mm wide in the closed position) thus meeting architectural and planning requirements for an ‘invisible’ height access system.
MultiRail Horizontal Rail
The MultiRail horizontal anchorage device is used for securing persons exposed to risk of falling.This anchorage device is a new type of personal safety system combining all the advantages of wire rope based and rail type stationary systems.
MultiRail offers a very wide range of installation possibilities and guarantees protection against falls in hazardous zones, in accordance with European Standards. This rail has been fully tested according to the European Guidelines for personal safety equipment. Fixing centres can be up to 4m and it is certified for simultaneous use by up to 6 persons.
In the case of a fall, the resultant forces are absorbed by the intermediate brackets therefore the end fixings loads are much lower than in the case of cable lifeline systems.
Due to the simplicity of its design, MultiRail does not have to be serviced yearly as must be done with cable lifeline systems – thus reducing the overall lifetime costs.