Anchorage points are also helpful for facilitating inspection and maintenance tasks to the tower and blades, where rope access techniques can be used. Comprehensive safety provision is required to undertake such tasks in safety.
Uniline has tailored its proven UniRail safety system to meet the specific needs of wind turbine manufacturers and operators.
Features include free running attachment carriages, removing the need for double lanyards, improving user functionality and increasing worker safety and efficiency.
These can be parked during use to maintain worker stability, increasing user confidence and safety during work positioning and rescue tasks. They can also be parked when not in use to prevent the wind from moving them away from access points.
The system can easily be installed both during production and retrofitted to existing structures, enabling customers to standardise their chosen fall protection solution. A proven safety product, UniRail offers over 20 years working life in harsh offshore and onshore environments: a life expectancy that reduces replacement and ownership costs.
The UniRail System is produced from marine grade aluminium and is anodised providing long term protection. Fixings have been developed for wind energy structures with proven waterproofing details to prevent water ingress.
The system and carriages provide a minimum strength of 22.2kN (5000lbs). (Fixings at 750mm (29.5”) centres typical).