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Up at the O2

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Making fearless explorers of us all - Latchways emboldens tourists with a sense of safety and a feeling of trust. To make this tourist destination attractive, The O2 called on Latchways to team up with designers to create an artistically engaging, user-friendly fall protection system that would accommodate multiple users. Latchways’ state-of-the-art horizontal cable system, was the perfect answer. The system requires user input, it satisfied The O2’s request for tourists to be able to control their own climb. And, because the BridgeLatch is so simple and intuitive to use, tourists needed only minimal training.

Network Rail: London Bridge Station

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Network Rail has redeveloped the 180-yearold London Bridge station – the fourth busiest station in the country with over 54 million passengers passing through every year. To redevelop such a vast, complex site Network Rail required a team that would work together with one goal in mind and add value by presenting viable solutions. Eurosafe chose the MSA Latchways Constant Force Post (CFP) cable system for a complete rooftop fall protection solution. It is the only system approved by Kalzip, who supplied the roof at London Bridge.

Tennet: Safety Systems Upgrade for Transmission Pylons

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TenneT is a leading European electricity Transmission System Operator (TSO) in the Netherlands and Germany, supplying electricity to 41 million end users and transmitting electricity across the high-voltage grid. In 2000, Arbo Union (Dutch authority for health and safety) identified that safety could be improved with better climbing techniques on high voltage masts. Arbo Union recommended MSA's Latchways range as the safest system. Following this guidance in 2001, electricity companies including TenneT compared MSA with other cable/rail systems to find the best solutions for their applications.

The Biggest Hydropower Stored Plant in Europe Trusts MSA for its Fall Protection

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750 metres deep inside a Welsh mountain lies the biggest stored power plant in Europe. With its remote location and harsh operating environment, Engie First Hydro contacted the Latchways team at MSA Safety to provide the complete solution for all its operational and maintenance fall protection needs. 7 million cubic meters of water are pumped through the giant turbines to generate power and then reversed as pumps to return the water to the reservoir. This tough working environment presents unique safety challenges for the electrical & mechanical operational and maintenance teams when working at height.

ArcellorMittal: Integrated Harness System for Self-Rescue

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ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company with annual production capacity of approximately 262 million tons (119 million tonnes). ArcelorMittal employs 232,000 people across 60 countries with steelmaking operations in more than 20 countries on four continents. One of its corporate goals is to be the world’s safest steel company. As a key steel industry player, ArcelorMittal wanted to lead by example and ensure that the most advanced safety technology was in place for their workers. ArcelorMittal approached MSA for further understanding of the MSA Latchways Personal Rescue Device (PRD) and its compatibility with their operations.

Bali International Airport: Fall Protection Systems for Roof Maintenance

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Ngurah Rai International Airport, which carries a unique and futuristic building design, is the first airport in Indonesia that blends modernity and tradition. The roof is shaped like a wave, giving the iconic airport a representation to Bali’s famous sea waves and beautiful beaches. The airport is designed with a substantial use of glass to achieve optimal lighting, and the climate means regular maintenance is required to prevent staining. A bespoke fall arrest system was designed to ensure operators are able to practice 100% Fall Arrest tie off work methods when conducting maintenance activities.

DONG Energy: High Risk of Fall During Transfer from Vessel to Transition Piece

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DONG Energy (Danish Oil Natural Gas), a leading energy group in Northern Europe, procures, produces, distributes, and trades in energy and related products. DONG Energy invests heavily in European offshore wind power and oil and gas exploration and production, with commitments in the multi-billions, helping to develop secure, low carbon energy supplies. Regular maintenance is essential to keep any offshore wind farm working efficiently and productively. Harsh environments are particularly challenging and as a result, safety systems must be of the highest calibre.

Blackpool Tower: Safety and Access for Maintenance Workers

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The SkyWalk at Blackpool Tower is an impressive 380ft high glass viewing platform. Visitors can look right through the glass below their feet for an exhilarating sense of how high they are. To make sure they can enjoy this to its full effect, the floor of the platform must be cleaned at least twice a year. The facilities team at Blackpool Tower are committed to making this process as risk-free as possible. With that in mind they called on installer Eurosafe Solutions, working closely with MSA Safety, to provide the most innovative and easy to use solution available.

UK Ministry of Defence: Maintaining Aircraft in Challenging Conditions

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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) protects the security, independence and interests of the UK at home and abroad, working with its allies and partners whenever possible. The MOD needs to make sure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that all expenditure is kept within budget. Extensive assets of the MOD need to be maintained in a state of readiness at all times. It’s a round-the-clock task operated on an enormous scale, often in hazardous conditions and in extreme weather. An example of this is the maintenance of aircraft.

Western Power Distribution: Safer Access to Transmission Towers

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Western Power Distribution (WPD) provides service for Midlands, South West and South Wales, United Kingdom, with a network that spans the country’s width. WPD delivers electricity to more than 21,000 square miles (55,500 square kilometers) via 136,000 miles (220,000 km) of overhead lines and underground cables and 185,000 substations. WPD has committed to provide safer access to their 15,000 towers across the network. The company had used a double lanyard for working at heights, but wanted an alternative system that was faster, safer and reduced physical demands of climbing for their line operators.

Holt Farm: Safe Work Access to a New Roof

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Covering an area of nearly two acres (7,600 m2), the Holt Farm dairy complex includes two large and three smaller cattle buildings used for milking, housing, feed storage, offices, and viewing gallery. The complex typically houses 240 dairy cattle, yielding an average of 7,500 litres per year that is supplied to a nearby dairy processing facility. Holt Farm’s dairy complex is L-shaped with five interconnecting ridge-roofed buildings that create four internal valley gutters. The original fibre cement roof with badly yellowing old-style roof lights had deteriorated and suffered storm damage; the owners decided that a cost-effective new roof was required.

AusNet Services: Increased Safety for Working at Heights on Utility Towers

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AusNet Services, formally SP AusNet, is the largest diversified energy network business in Victoria, Australia. The company owns and operates approximately AUD$11 billion of electricity and gas transmission and distribution assets. In March 2004, the Occupational Health & Safety (Prevention of Falls) Regulations 2003 became effective, requiring AusNet Services to cease sole reliance upon dual lanyards, and to consider other attachment methods for climbers during maintenance and other transmission tower operations. MSA provided AusNet Services with not just products, but a complete service package that provided comprehensive support for AusNet Services’ ground installation team.

Emirates Stadium: Access Required to Stadium Infrastructure

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Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset, United Kingdom, houses more than 400 cars and motorcycles. The museum opened in 1985 to showcase the personal collection of John Haynes OBE, publisher of Haynes Manuals. Charitable Trust museum management decided that the site was due for renovation. A two-plus year refurbishment resulted in a modernized museum that incorporates an S-shaped glass two-story foyer, and inside the numerous buildings, renovations continue to allow for more exhibits. Before the renovation, the museum had not incorporated fall protection anywhere onsite, but management saw the timing as appropriate for its introduction.

INOVYN Height Safety Day

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MSA Safety’s recent Height Safety Day gave nearly 100 workers at INOVYN’s Runcorn site a first-hand look at how the global safety equipment manufacturer is innovating in fall protection and brought them up to speed on the latest regulations. The information day took place at the INOVYN site in Runcorn, owned by INEOS Group, a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products.

Haynes International Motor Museum: Fall Protection Solution

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Haynes International Motor Museum in Sparkford, Somerset, United Kingdom, houses more than 400 cars and motorcycles. The museum opened in 1985 to showcase the personal collection of John Haynes OBE, publisher of Haynes Manuals. Charitable Trust museum management decided that the site was due for renovation. A two-plus year refurbishment resulted in a modernized museum that incorporates an S-shaped glass two-story foyer, and inside the numerous buildings, renovations continue to allow for more exhibits. Before the renovation, the museum had not incorporated fall protection anywhere onsite, but management saw the timing as appropriate for its introduction.

Street CraneXpress: Rescue Plan for Service Engineers

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Monarch Aircraft Engineering (MAEL) is part of the Monarch Group, the UK’s leading independent travel group, with core activities concerning scheduled airline operations, tour operations and aircraft engineering. MAEL maintains its own fleet of aircraft, as well as those of other airlines and the UK military. Due to business growth, in 2013 MAEL opened a new maintenance hangar in Birmingham. Hangars have traditionally had fixed docking solutions, where the aircraft must be positioned in place under overhead safety rails or lifelines. However, MAEL’s new hangar was built to offer far fewer restrictions as to working location.

Arup: Access Strategy for Building Rooftops and Ongoing Maintenance

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Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists. It has participated in projects in over 160 countries, including some of the most prestigious architectural structures in the world, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the 2012 London Olympics. The majority of new and existing buildings require safe access to the roof area for ongoing building maintenance and to service specialist equipment. Arup regularly advises its clients on fall protection systems for this, and by working with MSA, they are able to meet the various requirements needed for their clients.

Arquiva: Efficient Servicing and Maintenance of Telecoms Masts and Towers

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Arqiva provides much of the infrastructure supporting television, radio, satellite, and wireless communications in the United Kingdom; most of the UK uses its TV services. Major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and BSkyB as well as independent radio groups, depend upon Arqiva to keep connected to their customers. Arqiva plans to build hundreds of new structures to meet increasing national demand, as well as to maintain its existing 6,000 sites. Arqiva sought to improve their worker access safety measures, leading them to find a more reliable replacement system.

Mass Rapid Transit: Fall Protection System Required for Rooftop

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The MRT project is a planned 3-line mass rapid transit system with a total of 101 stations. Klang Valley MRT is poised to be the backbone of the public transport system in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and is expected to become operational in phases and save 280 million man hours annually in commuter travelling time. The roofs required engineered horizontal lifeline systems for workers to be kept safe while performing periodic maintenance tasks. These systems had to be robustly designed to arrest a worker’s fall and also protect the building envelope from damage in the event of a fall.

Kautex Unipart– NGFS

Eurosafe Solutions Ltd

"Reducing the risk of working at height is a key focus for Kautex. Providing safe access and fall protection to maintain our machinery is critical."Eurosafe Solutions provided the client with a safe method of accessing these areas, utilising both structural steelwork on the machine itself and the steel frame of the building to provide overhead Latchways ManSafe Systems and PPE Anchor Points.

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