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Jaybro Buyers Guide: Davits

What are Davits?

Davits are used to safely lower or raise a worker into an area below ground, usually into a pit, tank, well or a deep trench.

Jaybro has a wide range of davit systems for sale to suit a variety of confined space entry applications. These include portable davits, davits with extended offset (or reach), and models that use a vehicle as ballast, known as hitch mounted davits.

Davit rescue and retrieval systems are an essential part of a confined space access plan and anyone working in confined spaces should be competent in their use.

Always seek professional advice from the relevant safety authority in your area and check with your workplace health and safety officer regarding the specific requirements for your project.

Which Davit Should I Choose?

With such a wide range available it can be tricky to find the right davit for your needs. We’ve put together this buyer’s guide to help you choose the right davit for your application. Whether you need a one or two person rated unit, a permanent or temporary mount, or an over-height or extended reach davit, we can assist!

Below you’ll find a summary of the different types of davits in our range. The PRO Series davits are modular and davit masts can be used with different types of bases from the same range.

DAVIT OPTIONS

  • Portable
  • Permanent
  • Rotating
  • Extended reach
  • Rated for one or two people

BASE OPTIONS

  • Fixed
  • Portable
  • Hitch mount
  • Counterweight
  • I-Beam Clamp on bases for trench entry

About the PRO Series Davits, available from Jaybro

The PRO Series Davits are available in a wide variety of heights and off set reaches to suit numerous confined space, fall arrest and rescue applications. Many of the PRO Series Davits have the ability to rotate a full 360 degrees in either a portable or fixed base, making ease of access and egress out of work environments stress-free. Their modular construction makes individual components exceptionally lightweight and easy to transport and assemble. All PRO Series Davits feature ‘BTSKlick’ pinless technology adjustment, which eliminates the possibility of lost or damaged locking pins.

PRO-1 SERIES

Best for: Single person entry, portable applications, applications requiring a base with a guardrail

Capacity: Maximum 1 worker (Total 136 kg) when used in conjunction with a man rated winch
Allowable MAF Rating for SRL’s: 4kN
Connectors: BTS-Klick pin-less connectors

  • Folds up for ease of transport and storage
  • Modular, lightweight design
  • No tools required for setup – uses BTS-Klick pinless technology
  • Provision for mounting a recovery winch and SRL
  • Optional U-Hook anchor point
  • Compatible with different PRO-1 bases to suit individual job requirements
  • Manufactured & Tested to AS/NZS5532-2013
  • Top mount or front/rear mount winch options

PRO-2 SERIES

Best for: Single person entry, fall protection when used with a self retracting lifeline, can be used as an abseil or rope access diversion anchor

Capacity: Maximum 1 worker (Total 136 kg)
Allowable MAF Rating for SRL’s: 4kN
Ultimate Strength Rating: 18kN

  • Rotates full 360 degrees
  • Man & material rated to 136kg
  • Offset reach 1.20m
  • Compatible with permanent davit bases
  • Standby person anchor point via winch interface bracket
  • Manufactured & Tested & Complies to AS/NZS5532-2013

PRO-3 SERIES

Best for: Single person entry, applications needing a secondary anchor point, variable reach applications up to 700mm

Capacity: Maximum 1 worker (Total 136 kg) when used in conjunction with a man rated winch
Allowable MAF Rating for SRL’s: 4kN
Ultimate Strength Rating: 18kN

  • Built in fall and davit overload indicator
  • Multi offset mast with a variable reach from 0.5 to 0.7m
  • Can be set-up for use with both man-rated and material-rated applications to a max WLL of 140kg – (Material Rating Only)
  • Available with optional mast extender to increase overall height of off set anchor point by an additional 600mm
  • Suits both fixed and portable davit bases with a mast rotation of 360 degrees
  • Rated secondary anchor point on vertical mast for connection by the winch operator or standby person
  • Quick release winch interface brackets to suit all BTS winches and other reputable winch brands in the market

PRO-4 SERIES

Best for: Single person entry, applications where a standard height and range davit is unsuitable, rescue recovery and abseil diversion applications 

Capacity: Maximum 1 worker (Total 136 kg) when used in conjunction with a man rated winch
Allowable MAF Rating for SRL’s: 4kN
Ultimate Strength Rating: 12kN

  • PRO-4 Series Davits fold up for ease of transport and storage
  • Multi-adjustable reach & offset at 0.9, 1.2, 1.5, 1.7 and 2m
  • Rotates full 360 degrees
  • Second anchor point via winch interface bracket
  • Internal overload indicator
  • Compatible with permanent davit bases
  • Manufactured & Tested to AS/NZS5532-2013

DAVIT BASES

Each range of davits has differnet types of bases available to suit.  

These include permanent/fixed bases, portable bases with or without safety cages, hitch mounted bases that use the weight of a vehicle as ballast, and adjustable bases that fix to sheet piling for entry into long pits and trenches. 

Help and advice on choosing a davit

Jaybro is a leader in safety gear and confined space equipment – get in touch with our friendly team if you need some advice on the right davit for your application.

This information is provided as an introductory guide only and does not constitute professional advice. Ensure you make your own independent enquiries before deciding if a particular product is right for you. Consult the regulations and standards applicable to your area and check with your workplace health and safety representative for further information. Jaybro does not warrant the accuracy, content, completeness or suitability of the information on this site (or any site owned by the Jaybro Group) for your individual purposes.

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