FRP Engineering are proud to announce their appointment as Exclusive Australian Distributors of Cablesafe ® Hooks.
Made in Europe from the highest quality materials, Cablesafe ® Hooks are the reliable solution to cable clutter in workshops and worksites. The inclusion of Cablesafe ® Hooks to our extensive range of quality FRP, GRP and Composite products allows FRP Engineering to offer another solution to our clients.
Cablesafe ® is a development from the offshore industry to improve safety on decks, stairs, scaffolding and other structures. Disorder on the workshop floor during building and maintenance works can lead to accidents which in certain cases may result in long term absence due to injury with the possible consequence of liable action being taken.
More than 20% of accidents are the result of falls caused by tripping over electrical cables, welding cables, fire hoses, air hoses etc. spread over decks and work floors. Such accidents can easily be avoided by using the Cablesafe ® to suspend all cables, extension cords, wires and hoses away from the floor.
These simple “S” shaped hooks are produced from very strong and sophisticated non conductive and non flammable reinforced polyester and can be used again and again. The Dutch chemical and petrochemical industries and the offshore industry were among the first to discover the great advantage of this system; during a “turn-around” or a “shut-down” the contractors are obliged to suspend all their utility cables in these hooks. Since the end of 2011 the major companies such as Dow, ExxonMobil, Shell, BASF, AkzoNobel and many others have subscribing the use of the hooks in their safety processes.
In case of emergency situations the escape routes are kept free of obstacles that are of vital importance when seconds can save human life and fire fighters and salvage people will have better access to the place of the accident.
Cablesafe ® Hooks are non conductive thereby reducing interruptions from short circuits and the danger of electrocution. The mounting evidence from practical use of the hooks shows the additional benefits of a more economic use of cables and hoses, and the number of cables required. In addition, the useful life of the cables is extended by limiting contact with boots, compression and sharp objects.
After a successful introduction into the chemical and offshore industry the Cablesafe ® have been discovered by the shipbuilding and ships repair industry. In the Netherlands more than 80% of the shipyards have introduced the use of Cablesafe ® over the past 2 years and is to be expected that it will become a standard practice to use them on all sites.