Fall Control Extension Ladder
Meets EN 131-2:2010 + A2:2017
Why Fall Control?
After years in the field with customers and safety experts, we knew what had to happen.
A system to ensure the height worker is safe while ascending, descending or accidental fall, slip or medical issue.
The elements of the Branach Fall Control address:
STRENGTH required to arrest the user.
STABILITY required to remain upright during a fall event.
ANCHORING mechanism to ensure the user does not separate from the ladder structure.
RESCUE so the height worker can be safely lowered down by someone on the ground.
Why people fall from ladders*
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The design and unique construction of our award winning system addresses the two most common ladder failure modes.
Failure Mode 1
STABILITY FAILURE – Movement of the ladder.
Base slip, movement of the top of the ladder and sideways tipping.
BOX RAIL rung joining system provides unparalleled performance in strength and stability, dramatically reduces twist and sway by up to 40%.
TERRAINMASTER™ ensures a stable footing and eliminates sideways movement.
TETHERS that can be bolted into the ground or structure. This ensures the ladder is securely fixed.
Failure Mode 2
USER ERROR – Incorrect use of the Ladder.
Foot missed/slipped, user lost balance and overreaching.
WORK POSITIONING HOOK, RUNG EYELETS and HARNESS ensure adequate anchoring to the ladder structure.
The INNOVATIVE DESCENDER allows the user to replace themselves back on the ladder. GROUND-BASED RESCUE system allows a passerby to rescue the height technician in an emergency.
In addition, our NON-SLIP RUNGS help reduce foot slips.
Cross Bar and Upper Pulley
Rung Work Position Hook
Box Rail Rung Joining System
Vertical Lifeline (configured for rescue)
Lower Tether Hooks
Extra Wide TerrainMaster
Guiding principles of the Fall Control System
The worker is safe from the moment they leave the ground.
The stability system works from the ground up.
Fall control system stems from the increased base of support.
The ladder is secured with an integrated tether system.
Integrated rescue by second user from the ground.
Allows workers to work from the ladder with both hands comfortably and safely.
To meet and exceed compliance and international standards.
Design fit for purpose, critical piece of climbing equipment.
Periodic inspection schedule recommended.
How does it work?
Deploy the Terrain Master to its widest setting, using level bubble to ensure correct angle.
Attach rope tethers around pole or to structure. Apply tension.
Attach harness to the fall arrest device.
Test weight on system.
Ascend ladder to desired position. Use work positioning hook to attach to rung hook.
Rescue is simple and easy to perform without putting a second user at risk.
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Tethering System (TS)
The integrated ladder tether system ensures the ladder is secured to the ground, pole or structure. This provides unparalleled stability giving the user a safer base from which to climb.
Cable Hooks used predominantly in the telecommunications industry to allow users to rest the top of the ladder against a cable and work "mid‑strand".
(FB) - Black / FW - White
Rubber Boot attached to the top of the fly section protects building surfaces from damage due to the ladder being placed against the building.
Fly Protector Strip (FP)
Protects the ladder from wear when placed directly on the electrical or support wires of the rail system.
The Pole Strap is attached to the top of the fly section to allow the ladder to be placed securely against a pole. Made with a tough polyurethane rubber pad sown to heavy duty nylon web.
The Top Lash (or tie off rope) is attached to the top of the fly section of the ladder, used to lash (tie) the top of the ladder to a pole or tree to stabilise the top of the ladder.