Portable Davit Base

Rolling Portable Davit Base

Diversified Fall Protection’s portable davit base is an ideal solution for fall protection applications where cost, lack of available overhead structure space, or infrequent maintenance schedules rule out the use of a permanently installed fall protection system.

Demonstration of Rolling the Portable Davit Base
Portable Davit Based
Installed Portable Davit Base
Demonstration of Rolling the Portable Davit Base
Portable Davit Based
Installed Portable Davit Base
Demonstration of Rolling the Portable Davit Base
Portable Davit Based
Installed Portable Davit Base
Demonstration of Rolling the Portable Davit Base
Portable Davit Based
Installed Portable Davit Base

Diversified’s davit base system combines the secure connection of a fixed system with the portability of a temporary unit. Also, unlike most portable davit solutions, our portable davit base has wheels so it’s easy to maneuver through most any work area by a single person. Not only that, the system’s compact base makes it easy to store when you’re not using it.

Each of our portable davit base systems comes with everything you need to install quickly. There are four threaded concrete inserts, four bolts, and four protective cap screws.  To install, simply clear a space for the base, install the concrete inserts, align the base holes with the newly installed concrete inserts, and secure the unit into the inserts with the included bolts.

When your work is complete, loosen and remove the bolts, tip the base to engage the wheels, and roll the unit to your storage area. To keep dirt and grease from getting into the insert threads when the portable davit base is not in operational position, insert and tighten the cap screws into the concrete inserts.

If the large bases of other portable or permanently installed davits jam up your workspace, Diversified Fall Protection’s Portable Davit Base is a great solution. Our davit base combines portability with a safe and secure connection. Keeping employees safe – it’s what we do at Diversified Fall Protection.

We are a complete turnkey provider of OSHA compliant mobile and portable fall arrest systems for a wide range of applications.  Contact us for expert assistance with your fall arrest, fall restraint and fall protection safety requirements.

Product Features

Diversified Fall Protection's Portable Davit System
  • Combines the secure connection of a fixed system with the portability of a temporary unit.
  • Wheels allow for easy maneuverability through most any work area by a single person.
  • Quick to Install - simply clear a space for the base, install the concrete inserts, align the base holes with the newly installed concrete inserts, and secure the unit into the inserts with the included bolts.
  • One unit can easily be moved around to multiple positions in a single work environment, reducing the need for additional units in inventory.
  • Includes everything needed to install quickly - concrete inserts, bolts, and protective cap screws.

OSHA Regulations

  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • 1926.502(d)(16) Personal fall arrest systems, when stopping a fall, shall:
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(ii) limit maximum arresting force on an employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN) when used with a body harness;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iii) be rigged such that an employee can neither free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m), nor contact any lower level;
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(iv) bring an employee to a complete stop and limit maximum deceleration distance an employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.07 m); and,
    • 1926.502(d)(16)(v) have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of an employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system, whichever is less.

Did You Know?

Diversified Fall Protection offers Horizontal Lifeline Kits for rooftop applications?