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Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley Systems

Heightsafe’s Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley Systems provide an adaptable, flexible and cost-effective alternative to fixed suspended abseil access systems such as davit arms. This ensures that the system is suitable for buildings and projects with irregular façade maintenance requirements.

The dead weight trolley is an effective system for enabling rope access cleaning and maintenance on listed buildings as it is portable and does not need to be permanently fixed to the roof. This standalone unit offers a non-destructive alternative to a davit arm system – the installation of which would require the roofs’ structure to be penetrated and the building’s exterior envelope aesthetics to be altered.

The system is particularly effective when a parapet wall features as part of the building’s structure (not including Collective Edge Protection systems). The temporary dead weight trolleys can be adjusted to the height of the wall, ensuring that the top bar is just higher than the copings – 450mm minimum and 1,200mm maximum upstands.

Each component of the system weighs no more than 25kg, meaning it is easy to assemble and manoeuver to different access points on the roof. It is also ideal for working in confined spaces.

This system has been approved by IRATA in line with the trade association’s International Code of Practice.

Do You Require a Temporary Rope Access Solution?

A Dead Weight Trolley System is suitable system for spaces that do not require access often, as it is not installed directly into the structure, and can be transported easily to a different place. Our team can advise on the best cost-effective solution for your Rope Access needs, fill out an inquiry form and one of our team will assess your requirements and advise which system is a perfect fit. Heightsafe provide Dead Weight Access Trolley’s for:

  • UK Hire
  • Testing and Certification

Did you know? Due to the load capacity that suspended access systems support, it is a legal requirement to have them tested for compliance twice annually (once every 6 months).

  • Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley System Features & Benefits

    Rope Access Dead Weight Trolleys offer a comprehensive range of features and benefits.

    • Non-destructive system
    • Suitable for a building with irregular rope access requirements
    • Each component weighs no more than 25kg meaning the system is easy to assemble and manouver
    • Suitable for working in confined spaces
    • CE mark of compliance
    • ICOP Approved
    • Safe working load of 250kg (meaning that the system can be used as emergency rescue equipment)


  • The Ideal Solution For:
    • Confined Space Access
    • Unusually Shaped Roof Spaces
    • Temporary Access
    • Infrequently Used Spaces
    • Efficient Rescue Solutions
  • Pre-use System Checks

    Our specialists recommend completing a pre-use check focusing on:

    1. Eyebolts: securely attached with no visible signs of cracking
    2. Rollers: secure and working effectively
    3. Sword Pins: secured in place and working effectively
    4. Weights: all six weights are in place and secured down
    5. Wheels: functioning correctly and secure
    6. 6 x 25kg weights (these must be used at all times)

    If your Dead Weight Trolley is currently showing signs of non-compliance with the above, DO NOT USE the system and contact one of our specialists immediately.

  • Legislation and Compliance Standards for Rope Access Dead Weight Trolleys
    • CE Certified to BSEN 795:2012
    • Tested to CEN/TS 16415:2013 for two-person with an anchor device.
    • Has met the IRATA and SPRAT ICoP requirement that anchors for rope access must meet a 15kn static test.

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading Façade Access specialists with 10 years’ industry expertise!

Heightsafe are proud to be the UK’s leading Rope Access specialists, with a decade of expertise working with main contractors and end users alike. Lasting relationships with industry leading partners and suppliers ensure clients are delivered with the highest quality products for cost-effective prices that don’t compromise on safety. Installation teams hold all relevant certifications, providing you with peace of mind and more time to focus on core business activity.

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Heightsafe’s Abseiling Anchors can be affixed to various surface structures and materials, to create safe access to internal and external spaces.

Davit Arm Systems

A lightweight, portable and cost-effective solution for suspended Rope Access – enabling a safe and comprehensive Façade Access for maintenance activities.

Fall Arrest Eye Bolts

Fixed, removable and reusable fall arrest eye bolts for suspended Rope Access and roof safety, compatible with brick, concrete, steel and cavity walls.

Rope Access Maintenance Services

Heightsafe's Rope Access Maintenance Technicians provide a safe, cost-effective and non-disruptive solution for installation, cleaning, and repairs at height utilising abseiling techniques.

Keeping Personnel Safe Since 2009!

Get in touch with Heightsafe’s friendly, professional team today for free, no obligation advice on your Façade Access requirements.

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