Safesite has installed Cabloc vertical fall arrest system at Kemsley Mill to allow the Mill’s CCTV and lighting systems to be accessed safely for maintenance purposes.
Kemsley Mill is the second biggest recovered fibre-based paper operation in Europe. With such a large site, safety is crucial so CCTV cameras and flood lighting are strategically placed around the mill to provide a safe working environment. However, this posed a further health and safety issue, how to ensure that the maintenance of the equipment could be carried out safely and efficiently.
The Cabloc fall protection system allows workers to access the towers housing the CCTV and lighting systems in complete safety. Cabloc is an alternative fall arrest system for areas such a towers or lighting masts where a track system would impede the use of the original structure. The system is based on a vertical tensioned cable and arrester device. The cable is clamped to the top of the tower with an impact shock absorber and then at regular intervals along the length of the system. If the user falls, the shock absorber will absorb the energy released by the fall, preventing serious injury.