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Fall Protection

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Fall Protection Solutions

With falls from height being the most common cause of fatality and serious injury in the workplace fall protection is vitally important and Arco Professional Safety Services can help make this a safer environment.

Falls can occur from the edges of roofs, through gaps or holes in roofs, through corroded roof sheets and through fragile roof materials such as roof lights. Falls from height can also happen to people maintaining, cleaning, demolishing and inspecting buildings, industrial plant and machinery.

Most roofs require safe access for maintenance, inspections and roof works so it is important to consider the right roof safety system for the type of roof, and work that is being carried out.


  • Roof Access: Access via ladders and roof hatches
  • Roof Edges: Access required for gutter cleaning, leakage checks, inspection and maintenance to the rest of the roof
  • Roof Plant: Air conditioning units, satellite dishes and solar panels all need regular checks
  • Walkways: Walkways should be accompanied by a fall protection system
  • Rooflights: Fall protection required for cleaning and maintenance
ladder safety systems

Under the Working at Height Regulations. there is a legal duty of those in control of the premises (the Duty Holder) to do all that is possible and physically practical, to ensure the safety of operatives and prevent falls from height. Employers and employees should consult the Hierarchy of Control and consider whether an alternative way to complete the work, or an alternative form of access, would be safer. It is always best to try and eliminate the risk and find a way to complete work from a ground level, if possible.

The Regulations
  • Fall protection Interactive PDF

    We have developed an interactive tool below to help businesses understand the different fall protection solutions available and the primary regulations surrounding them.

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    Click on Image to browse the options and see how you can keep your workers safe
  • Fall protection Services

    Our highly experienced team of engineers can help you develop a comprehensive risk prevention plan for work at heights, façade access and rescue. We can provide an end-to-end fall protection service from consultation through design, installation and provision of maintenance and certification programmes.

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Installation, Testing and Certification of Fall Protection System

Installation, testing and certification of fall protection systems should only be carried out by a trained and certified installer company. Our trained engineers are registered and approved to install and service a wide range of high-level access systems and fall protection systems from the leading manufacturers in the field. The systems we offer comply with all relevant British, European and ISO Standards. Find out more by clicking button

Testing and Recertification
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Fall protection services

Fall Protection solutions can be provided as part of the construction phase of new builds or retrofitted. Architects, contractors, building owners and facilities managers have all benefited from our technical expertise, knowledge of current regulations and advanced product range and BS 7883 personal fall protection equipment, Anchor systems, system design, installation and inspection, code of practice.

Arco Professional Safety Services Ltd carries comprehensive insurance cover which include high levels of professional indemnity and products liability, giving you confidence in your choice of supplier. To request a consultation or for more information about our fall protection solutions please contact our experts on :

Please call us on 0330 390 0822 or email

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Our product solutions include:

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  • Guardrails Edge Protection

    Guardrails are designed to completely remove the risk of a fall from height. They act as a physical barrier and mean workers do not need to be trained to use or inspect them, removing the need to wear personal fall protective equipment (FPE).

  • Collective Fall Protection

    Collective fall protection solutions are designed to protect more than one person falling from height. They protect all employees collectively without them needing a harnesses or restrictive working line.

  • Abseil Systems

    Abseiling can provide safe and efficient access for buildings. We can provide an end-to-end service for abseil rails and anchors, from design and installation, through to inspection and certification.

  • Fall Protection Anchor Points

    We can help you select the right type of eyebolt or anchor point for your circumstances and help you maintain compliance with the relevant standards and regulations

  • Testing and Certification

    Using our manufacturer trained engineers, we provide nationwide coverage to install, service and certify the wide range of fall protection and abseil systems on the market

  • Ladder Safety Systems

    Safety when ascending and descending a ladder system remains paramount but also it is important that the worker can complete the work by ascending and descending comfortably and without restrictions.

  • Horizontal and Vertical Lifelines

    It is generally accepted that the starting point when considering all work at height should be the hierarchy of control. Once it’s determined that working at height is essential, the next step is to ensure workers are not exposed to unnecessary risk and that suitable and sufficient means for protection from falls from height are in place such as a fall protection system.

  • Davit Arm Systems

    By providing height and outreach, davits offer a point of attachment that is convenient for its user. Due to the high overturning loads that can be generated by davit systems, it is essential that stability is provided by a base system or socket that is suitable for the task.

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    You need to know your people have the right kit for the job when working at height, in a confined space or where the working environment demands the use of respiratory equipment. As a truly independent supplier, we’re not tied to any brand and can offer impartial advice and recommendations


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