Country: The Netherlands
Solution: Horizontal lifeline systems (★★★)
A new commercial premises has been built at the start of the Dukdalfweg in the Westelijk Havengebied in Amsterdam, which is part of a larger business complex. This business space has approximately 1295 m2/ 13.939 ft2 of floor space and is equipped to accommodate companies from different sectors.
To provide the residing companies and offices with as much natural daylight as possible, the roof is equipped with various skylights. According to Dutch law, these objects are characterized as an opening in the roof and maintenance workers and the like must therefore be protected from possible falls through a skylight. Additional fall hazards are posed by the variable height of the roof edge, due to the water drainage system. Our Dutch Partner AllRisk installed fall protection on behalf of, and alongside, Cladding Safety & Maintenance to keep those working on the roof safe. In total 9 different horizontal lifeline systems with a total length of approx. 316 m./ 1037 ft. of steel wire-rope were placed on the surface distributed over 51 baseplates.