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
Portable Davit Base
Demonstration of Rolling the Portable Davit Base
Portable Davit Based
Installed Portable Davit Base
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:  System performance criteria. In addition to the general requirements in paragraph (c) of this section, the employer must ensure that personal fall arrest systems: 1910.140(d)(1)(i)
  • Limit the maximum arresting force on the employee to 1,800 pounds (8 kN); 1910.140(d)(1)(ii)
  • Bring the employee to a complete stop and limit the maximum deceleration distance the employee travels to 3.5 feet (1.1 m); 1910.140(d)(1)(iii)
  • Have sufficient strength to withstand twice the potential impact energy of the employee free falling a distance of 6 feet (1.8 m), or the free fall distance permitted by the system; and... 1910.140(d)(1)(iv)
  • Sustain the employee within the system/strap configuration without making contact with the employee's neck and chin area. 1910.140(d)(1)(v)
  If the personal fall arrest system meets the criteria and protocols in appendix D of this subpart, and is being used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of less than 310 pounds (140 kg), the system is considered to be in compliance with the provisions of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. If the system is used by an employee having a combined body and tool weight of 310 pounds (140kg) or more and the employer has appropriately modified the criteria and protocols in appendix D, then the system will be deemed to be in compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (d)(1)(i) through (iii). 1910.140(d)(2)   The employer must ensure that:
  • On any horizontal lifeline that may become a vertical lifeline, the device used to connect to the horizontal lifeline is capable of locking in both directions on the lifeline. 1910.140(d)(2)(ii)
  • Personal fall arrest systems are rigged in such a manner that the employee cannot free fall more than 6 feet (1.8 m) or contact a lower level. A free fall may be more than 6 feet (1.8 m) provided the employer can demonstrate the manufacturer designed the system to allow a free fall of more than 6 feet and tested the system to ensure a maximum arresting force of 1,800 pounds (8 kN) is not exceeded. 1910.140(d)(3)
  • Body belts. Body belts are prohibited as part of a personal fall arrest system.

Did You Know?

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