Tensioned Access Platform Committee
More and more frequently the industry is looking to use Tensioned Access Platforms (TAP) in place of other access solutions such as Birdcage Scaffolds.
These systems, using a variety of materials and attachments, can provide a quicker, cheaper and lighter access method for a number of activities, such as maintenance and repair.
The committee was formed by a number of manufacturers and installers of these systems to create common guidance for the industry, which highlighted the need for testing of the materials used to be completed.
Just recently, FASET took possession of a commissioned test rig specifically for this reason, enabling different “platform materials” such as netting and meshes to be tensile tested on a small scale. The data obtained will then be used to ensure computer modelling software can accurately give the performance criteria of the systems in a variety of situations.
Testing is currently taking place, so keep checking for updates which will of course be reported in our e-newsletter.