Fall Protection

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The NTS work zone safety system is an integrated fall protection system designed for the trench safety industry. The system combines patented handrail, davit arm and ladder access platform components to form a comprehensive fall protection solution for contractors.

Guard Rails

All railings and components shall be capable of withstanding a force of at least 200 pounds applied to the top rail within 2 inches of the top edge, in any outward or downward direction, at any point along the top edge. Three mid-rails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, and equivalent members shall be capable of withstanding a force of at least 150 pounds applied in any downward or outward direction at any point.

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Davit Arm

Davit Arm retrieval systems are used to tie off workers who are suspended below a surface. Davits can be used for raising and lowering the worker to an area below the unit. It can be mounted to a number of different support structures. Davit Arm retrieval systems are an essential part of a confined space access or rescue plan. Davit Arms are also commonly used by Emergency Response Units for rescue in confined spaces.

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Ladder Safe

Ladder Safe provides safe work zone and ladder access for workers entering/exiting an excavation.

  • Platform and ladder rest can be configured for virtually any size excavation
  • Designed to be integrated with the NTS Handrail System to provide complete work zone handrail and access system
  • Patented

Aluminum Bridges

As safety has become increasingly paramount on projects, new methods have emerged for contractors to facilitate safe travel across trenches. NTS carries a wide variety of aluminum trench bridges and telescoping walkways to meet varying contractor needs.

Trench Bridges

  • OSHA Compliant Design
  • Heavy-duty, wide trench bridges designed for wide trench spans designed to provide a safe means of traveling across a trench
  • Aluminum construction with unique design elements to balance strength and weight
  • Several standard sizes available to meet conventional needs
  • Custom designed and engineered are available for specific product applications
SizeWeightLoad Rating
10-ft to 13-ft 594 lbs50 lbs per sq ft
14-ft to 17-ft 634 lbs50 lbs per sq ft
18-ft to 20-ft 673 lbs 50 lbs per sq ft

Telescoping Walkways

  • OSHA Compliant Design
  • Designed to provide a safe, effective access and egress route for workers to reach a protective system
  • Features telescoping walkway platforms that allows the system to be sized to the size needed for the trench without cumbersome, excessive lengths for machinery and workers to work around, as well as changing trench widths
  • Aluminum construction with unique design elements to balance strength and weight
  • Several standard sizes available to meet conventional needs, with custom designed and engineer systems available for specific applications
SizeWeightLoad Rating
10-ft to 13-ft 594 lbs50 lbs per sq ft
14-ft to 17-ft 634 lbs50 lbs per sq ft
18-ft to 20-ft 673 lbs 50 lbs per sq ft

Standard Duty Walkway

Walkways are designed to meet state requirements associated with workers safely crossing trenches.

Options:

  • 28 inches wide, 8 feet long, and weighing 133 pounds
  • 28 inches wide, 12 feet long, and weighing 260 pounds
  • 28 inches wide, 16 feet long and weighing 205 pounds