Easi-Dec, the working at height safety specialist, has supplied the Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget factory in Ramsbottom, with a range of access solutions that provides optimum roof top safety to staff members and complies with all relevant health and safety regulations.
Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) is one of the world's largest companies in personal care products. With staff regularly accessing the roof for general maintenance, a safe access solution was required. Ellesmere Port Insulation (part of the Lyjon Group) was the installer on this project and specified Easi-Dec’s Roof Walk and Valley-Walk to provide secure access over the fragile roof.
A portable mesh walkway
Easi-Dec Roof Walk is a portable mesh walkway which runs from the eaves to the ridges. Ellesmere Port Insulation installed 400m to provide a permanent walkway up and over the fragile roofs. The system spreads the weight across the support battens, allowing the workers to confidently move along the full length of the system. Made of high grade aluminium, the structure is lightweight, easily transportable and can be used on roof pitches up to 30 degrees.
Mobile walking frames
The team also installed five Valley-Walk systems on the roof to provide safe access across the valleys. The lightweight mobile walking frames are designed for one or two people when working along gutters. Outriggers are filled with safety mesh and cushioned for comfort. Valley-Walk is suitable for typical symmetrical valleys, but can also be adjusted to suit uneven designs.
Perfect roofing solution
“We can’t fault the Easi-Dec systems we used on this project” commented Paul Hewitt, Ellesmere Port Insulations. “Two of our men attended their training course and couldn’t believe how simple it was to fit. It was for this reason, that we specified the two systems for this project. We would have no hesitation using the product again. Easi-Dec has helped us to provide the perfect safety roofing solution to the client.”