Safesite Lifeline for Jubilee Gardens renovation at London’s Southbank
Safesite Lifeline system
Safesite’s bespoke Lifeline system provided discreet fall arrest solution for a new Jubiloo public convenience built near the London Eye.
Jubilee Gardens redevelopment, completed in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games, included the construction of a new public convenience by Healthmatic, working with roofing & cladding specialist Brandclad.
Known as the ‘Jubiloo’ the building features a golden ship like roof which has also been designed to collect rainwater to help flush the toilets.
As with all roofs, access is required for maintenance purposes, but as it can be viewed from both the Hungerford Bridge and the London Eye, the choice of roof safety system had to be discreet so as not to detract from its dramatic design.
Safesite’s Horizontal Lifeline system has provided the ideal fall arrest solution.
- designed as a continual ‘handsfree’ system
- enables the operatives to work on the roof safely without having to detach from the fall protection system
- specially designed golden coating means that it blends in with the roof, providing minimal impact on the aesthetics of the building
Safesite has a team of qualified engineers and designers who are able to adapt systems to provide a solution to virtually every requirement.
The company remains committed to ensuring that work at height is carried out safely and offers advice regarding compliance with the latest legislation as well as CPD, health & safety and product training.
Safesite was awarded the Corporate Contribution Award at British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Awards 2013. This award recognised, in particular, the outstanding work by Graham Willmott from Safesite, representing the BSIF and UK on European Standard Committees and Working Groups, as well his role as Chairman of the Height Safety Group and HSE Advisory Committee for Roof Safety.
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