RAPTOR Rope Access Davit Systems Give Maintenance Personnel The Confidence And Manoeuvrability To Get The Job Done Effectively And Efficiently.



Clifton Views, Fitzroy North, VIC



Quantum Access



RAPTOR Stationary Davit Systems, RAPTOR Rolling Davit Systems, TRAVEL8 Static Line Systems



Clifton Views (TLC), Melbourne's first high-rise residential aged care home, offers a sophisticated lifestyle for its residents. The uninterrupted views of the Melbourne city skyline are provided by expansive glass windows and while the glass curtain walls and timber louvre facades are major architectural features of the design, in terms of access for maintenance personnel, they offer many challenges.

Systems needed to provide safety at height and be able to allow workers access over the fragile facades without applying any load to them. Additionally within the brief, was a requirement for minimal visibility to ensure as little impact as possible was afforded to the design aesthetic of the building.

In giving access to the facades, it was necessary that the rope access operators had enough freedom of movement to enable them to complete their tasks effectively, efficiently and most importantly safely.




The SAYFA team welcomed the opportunity to trial two new RAPTOR Davit Systems on the Clifton Views project, both of which were resounding successes.

RAPTOR Stationary and Rolling Davit Systems, testimony of SAYFA's constant innovation, were a collaboration of our design, engineering and manufacturing teams, and offer the best of both worlds, safety and flexibility.

The RAPTOR Stationary Davit System allows access over the glass curtain wall guaranteeing no damage to the facade, while the rolling davit system enables the operator to roll the davit along the facade, reducing the time required for the operator to re-position themselves.

Both systems can be operated by multiple personnel simultaneously providing a perfect blend of mobility and safety when working at heights.

The client was delighted with the end result, with RAPTOR's unobtrusive design proving that it is possible to provide safety without compromising on building design.

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


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