Davit Arm Systems

Davit Arm Systems for Confined Space Applications

Davit arm systems are commonly used to raise, lower, and suspend personnel performing routine work duties or to facilitate rescues in vertical confined space applications such as vaults, manholes, and pump stations.  By adding a manual or mechanical winch to the davit arm system, personnel can be lowered into the confined space or extracted with relative ease.  Whether your davit arm system needs to be designed and configured for permanent or temporary access, the safety specialists at Diversified Fall Protection can recommend a system to suit your specific confined space and rescue requirements.

Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems
Davit Arm Systems

 

Design Considerations

  • Davits feature a 5000 lb (2268 kg)anchor point for fall arrest anchorage.
  • Height adjustability eliminates the need for custom length masts and extensions.
  • Davits can be equipped with back mounted winches or SRL’s with retrieval capabilities.
  • Lower mast extensions allow the user to increase the overall anchorage height of the system.
  • Portable and fixed base options available.

OSHA Regulations

  • 1926.502(d)
    ‘Personal fall arrest systems.’ Personal fall arrest systems and their use shall comply with the provisions set forth below. Effective January 1, 1998, body belts are not acceptable as part of a personal fall arrest system. Note: The use of a body belt in a positioning device system is acceptable and is regulated under paragraph (e) of this section.
  • 1926.502(d)(20)
    The employer shall provide for prompt rescue of employees in the event of a fall or shall assure that employees are able to rescue themselves.

Did You Know?

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