Protecting the Fall Protection Posts

Protecting the Fall Protection Posts

05th February 2015

Here at Safety Fabrications we take safety seriously – so much so that we developed the Ascent™ product range which includes:

  • Fall Protection Posts
  • Access Ladders
  • Step Units
  • Handrails
  • Stairways
  • Walkways

We’re now proud to announce a new addition to this range of Ascent products – the Fall Protection Post Weathering Cap.  We know that our customers want the very best products available on today’s market and we aim to give them just what they want every time.  This is why we’ve developed the weathering cap to give some added protection to buildings from the effects of the severe weather we see here in the UK. 

The weathering cap fits neatly over the top of each fall protection post to form a lid which will keep out the rain and damp and help weatherproof the building where the fall protection posts are installed. 

Fitting is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3.  Once the Ascent fall protection posts have been installed, the roofing contractor can then install the roof covering.  The weathering cap will then be installed by the company installing the fall protection posts and is secured in place with the set screw.  The weathering cap is manufactured from 3mm thick mill-finished aluminium and features both nylon and Neoprene washers to make it watertight. 

Our Ascent fall protection post weathering caps come in two sizes:

  • Small – for intermediate posts. The cap has an internal diameter of 102mm and is designed to fit posts manufactured to take end/corner loads (typically 114 dia).
  • Large – for end/corner posts. The cap has an internal diameter of 146mm and is designed to fit posts manufactured to take end/corner loads (typically 89 or 76 dia).

We keep a number of both sizes of our Ascent weathering caps in stock so that our customers don’t have to wait too long to protect their premises from the effects of weathering.  Just place an order and we can arrange next day delivery if required. 

Our Ascent fall protection posts have been designed to meet the diverse access and safety requirements of a range of customers and adding the weathering cap to the posts will offer users an extra level of protection from the elements.  Standard fall protection posts are available off the shelf in both Mild and Stainless steel and can be paint powder coated and/or galvanised if necessary for an aesthetically pleasing match.  They are suitable for attaching to a wide range of structural backgrounds (structural steelwork, structural timber, and reinforced concrete slab) and are designed to take both fall arrest loads and suspension loads (abseil).  We offer a range of fall protection posts designed to cope with the differing loads at system ends, corners and intermediates.

For a closer look at our fall protection posts in action, why not check out the highest fall protection posts in the UK which were installed at Hafod Eryri, the Snowdon Mountain Café?