Ladder Systems minimize safety hazards.

Press Release Summary:

GlideLoc® Safe-Climbing Ladders provide vertical climbing and horizontal access without disconnecting/reconnecting to safety rail. Comfort Fall Arrestor connects worker's full-body harness to guide rail. In event of fall, arrestor instantly locks onto rail. Design enables users to lean forward or backward during descent or ascent, making it suited for closed-cage environments. Ladders are permanently installed and meet global industry standards.

Original Press Release:

New Söll GlideLoc® Height Access & Safe-Climbing Systems Offer Increased Climbing Safety and Greater Flexibility

Smithfield, R.I. - (September 8, 2003) - Developed by Söll Americas, the world leader in height access safety systems, new Söll GlideLoc Safe-Climbing Ladder Systems are engineered for structures requiring height access, or available in retrofit kits for existing ladders. The GlideLoc systems are ideal for buildings, towers, masts and other structures.

In contrast to rope or cable systems, GlideLoc systems minimize safety hazards by providing vertical climbing and horizontal access without disconnecting / reconnecting to the safety rail - increasing safety and improving user comfort.

With enhanced safety features, the patented Söll Comfort Fall Arrestor connects the worker's full-body harness to the guide rail ensuring complete safety whether descending or ascending. The fall arrest shuttle glides smoothly along the rail with hands-free operation for greater productivity. In the event of a fall, the Comfort fall arrestor instantly locks onto the rail.

To increase worker mobility, the GlideLoc design is the only system engineered that enables users to lean forward or backward during descent or ascent - making it ideal for closed-cage environments.

The experienced team of Söll engineers is available to assist in the selection of a system and accessories to fit your needs. An extensive selection of entry and exit devices, roof ascent or shaft entry equipment make it possible to design a system that is appropriate for the unique structure of the building or installation, while meeting the highest safety requirements. In addition, a variety of mounting brackets to attach to existing structures are available.

With minimal maintenance, permanently-installed Söll GlideLoc Safe Climbing Ladder Systems do not require annual inspection and meet all global industry standards.

For more information on Söll GlideLoc Safe Climbing Ladder Systems, contact Söll Americas toll free at 866-BUY-SOLL (289-7655) or fax at 866-289-7650.

Söll Americas is a division of the Bacou-Dalloz(TM) group, the world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of personal protection safety equipment with leading, premium brands such as Uvex®, Miller®, Howard Leight®, Perfect Fit®, Willson® and Survivair®. Bacou-Dalloz provides unmatched head-to-toe protection through three core businesses: protection of the head, including respiratory, hearing and eye protection (gas detectors and respirators, earmuffs and ear plugs, safety eyewear and eyewash products); fall protection (harnesses, lanyards, lifelines and fall arrest systems); and body protection (gloves, clothes and shoes). The group supports a wide range of business segments including industrial, construction, telecommunications, medical, public services and, through its distributor partners, offers the most comprehensive choice of products to protect people from hazards in work environments or wherever they are at risk of injury.

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