Some workplaces contain spaces with restricted means of entry and exit, such as tunnels, shafts, vaults, etc. Entering and working within these confined spaces is dangerous because they are not designed for people and might contain harmful dust, gases, or other atmospheric hazards.
When working in such spaces, it is important to have appropriate confined space equipment that keeps workers safe and minimizes the risk of an injury.
Applications of confined space tripod
Tripods are an essential piece of confined space equipment, as it provides a safe anchor point and means of controlled ascent and descent. It is commonly used with a winch or retractable fall arrester that can be attached to the tripod stand via brackets.
Confined space tripods can be used for lifting the loads and material, for securing persons accessing confined space, and for rescue. Wrokers can be easily lowered down into these dangerous areas where they perform their work. If something goes wrong and they are injured, they can be winched back to safety.
IKAR Tripod and winch
At VERX Australia, we offer a confined space rescue tripod and its accessories from the top manufacturer of safety gear: IKAR.
IKAR Tripod has adjustable legs and is made of aluminum. It has been developed for mobile use with HRA fall arresters and IKAR winches. Its attachment point is suited for attaching fall protection systems in combination with safety harnesses for a maximum of 2 persons.
IKAR tripods can be easily transported from one place to another using the tripod storage bag, and it is easy to set up and use. Ideal for use in confined spaces, fall arrest applications, and rescue.
IKAR’s gear will help you keep you safe whilst entering and working in confined spaces.