The client required high and low-level rooftop access for maintenance work at their facility on the North Sea. The existing ladders located on their site were no longer compliant and needed to be replaced.
As the client serviced many high-profile business streams – both naval and commercial – they required a quick, fully compliant solution to ensure access. Thanks to the strong relationship APS has nurtured with the client over the past 11 years, installing and maintaining fall protection and access solutions on many occasions, we were selected to provide this solution.
Between August and September 2020, highly skilled and fully qualified APS engineers removed all existing low-level ladders, and, in partnership with structural engineers, designed and installed a new fixed access ladder (CAT ladder) solution. The new ladder features steel supports, allowing access to the low-level roof area as part of a new fire access strategy, designed by us to meet building control requirements.
As well as this, a Kee Klamp rooftop guardrail solution was installed at the ends of existing valley gutters, protecting those accessing them from the leading edge. Kee Klamp is an ideal solution when collective fall protection is required, with the robust and innovative modular design removing the need for on-site welding, rapidly increasing installation speed. The incredibly durable hot-dip galvanised design also makes it perfect for use in coastal areas such as on the North Sea.