Used singularly or in pairs our davits provide for more than an efficient means for suspending bosun’s chairs, single work cages or platforms. These come in aluminum or steel with aluminum taking the lead in popularity due to the weight and ease of handling. Buildings with various terrace levels are ideal for these systems, as each workers lifeline must be secured to a separate independent safety anchor.
There are different types of davits and different rigging methods. There are portable davits dedicated to a specific building and capable of being moved manually. There are fixed davits designed to remain at a fixed location, normally used for areas difficult to access.
There are rolling davits designed to traverse on a roof or wall-mounted track using a manually operated or an electric-powered rolling carriage. This can be ground-rigged or roof-rigged. Ground-rigged davits are a low-davit designed just to clear the parapet and are the preferred method for window cleaners. Roof-rigged davits are used to raise the suspended working platform above the building face being serviced. The platform can also be rigged on the roof and then from there swung over the parapet.