RAPTOR Rigid Rail Systems - Low Aesthetic Impact, Safe And Uncompromised Rope Access



750 Collins Street, Docklands



API Rope Access



RAPTOR Rigid Rail Systems



750 Collins Street comprises 10 floors of mixed office and business space and has impressive views over the Docklands. The building brings in an abundance of natural light to these areas through large expanses of glass which cover the exterior facade and interior atrium.

A system for regular maintenance of the glass areas was required for rope access operators. Unobtrusive but robust products with a focus on ease of use, the systems would be frequently accessed so durability was an additional factor to be considered.

Permits for drop zones and the use of EWPs (Elevated Work Platforms) to place the systems in difficult to reach areas high above the atrium were some of the challenges that the installation had to overcome.


Solution - Australian made RAPTOR Rigid Rails for safe and easy maintenance

In initial discussions with the developers Multiplex, they had specified that an Australian manufactured product would be their first choice for the project.

Having both installed and used RAPTOR Rigid Rails in the past and knowing that all the RAPTOR Rail Systems are produced on-site at our facilities here in Melbourne, our installer recommended them as the perfect solution.

Additionally, the RAPTOR Rope Access Rigid Rail System was an ideal selection due to its low impact design, rope access functionality and user mobility.

The installation of RAPTOR's curved rail sections would also provide smooth and complete access around entire areas without the operator having to disconnect and reconnect their rope lines. This can be a huge advantage in both cost and time saving efficiencies.

Multiplex, on behalf of their client, also stipulated that the systems supplied must offer back up documentation, to enable all operators to receive the necessary training to ensure safety in the workplace and to maintain their Duty of Care. RAPTOR's comprehensive operation manual gives workers detailed step by step instruction in its use, as well as providing:

  • Maintenance checklists
  • Technical requirements
  • Material data and information
  • Compliance and testing details

Raptor Rigid Rail install drawings

The SAYFA Design Team's Layout Plans


Detailed layout plans were drawn up by our in-house Design Team and in what was a flawless install, Multiplex were extremely impressed with RAPTOR's versatility.

And, as for the team from API Rope Access, who are always eager to work at height, they grabbed the chance to demonstrate the great manoeuvrability of RAPTOR Rigid Rails in action.

"This is the beauty of the RAPTOR System, its ability to enable the operator to perform their work at height safely and with very little restriction of movement", Murray Voss, SAYFA's Technical Manager said.

In the end, a smooth sailing project from start to finish.

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Did you know that SAYFA is an Australian owned and operated company and that over 90% of our products are manufactured right here in Australia?



For more information on facade access solutions read: Providing safe access for facade maintenance.

RAPTOR Rigid Rail Systems can be used in both rope access and fall arrest applications. Read our rope access and fall arrest RAPTOR Product Overviews to find out more.

Need help with your next project? SAYFA'S design service is here to assist. Contact us on 1300 301 755 or [email protected].


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