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Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley Systems

At Heightsafe, we understand the unique challenges posed by buildings and projects with irregular façade maintenance requirements. Our Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley Systems stand as a testament to adaptability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness, providing a compelling alternative to fixed suspended abseil access systems like davit arms.

Last Updated: 11th December 2023

Adaptability and Flexibility:

The Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley System is a portable, standalone unit that eliminates the need for permanent fixation to the roof.

Unlike davit arm systems, our dead weight trolley system offers a non-destructive alternative, preserving the integrity of the roof structure and the aesthetics of the building’s exterior envelope.

Listed Building Maintenance:

Ideal for listed buildings, the system enables rope access cleaning and maintenance without compromising the architectural integrity.

The absence of permanent fixtures ensures the system remains discreet and portable, making it a perfect fit for historical structures.

Parapet Wall Compatibility:

Particularly effective when a parapet wall is part of the building’s structure, the dead weight trolley can be adjusted to the wall’s height, ranging from 450mm minimum to 1,200mm maximum upstands.

This versatility ensures seamless access and manoeuvrability for various façade configurations.

Ease of Assembly and Manoeuvrability:

Each component of the system weighs no more than 25kg, facilitating easy assembly and effortless manoeuvring to different access points on the roof.

Ideal for working in confined spaces, the system provides a practical solution for projects with spatial constraints.

Industry Approval and Compliance:

Our Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley System has been rigorously tested and approved by the International Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) in adherence to their International Code of Practise.

The system carries a CE mark of compliance, ensuring it meets essential safety and quality standards.

Versatile Applications:

Heightsafe provides Dead Weight Access Trolleys for various purposes, including UK Hire and Testing and Certification.

Perfect for spaces that do not require frequent access, our team can guide you in choosing the most cost-effective solution for your specific Rope Access needs.

Safety and Compliance:

With a safe working load of 250kg, the system is not only versatile but also compliant with safety regulations.

The Rope Access Dead Weight Trolleys can serve as emergency rescue equipment, offering an additional layer of safety for your projects.

Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley Systems by Heightsafe

Heightsafe’s Rope Access Dead Weight Trolley Systems offer a comprehensive range of features and benefits, ensuring a secure, adaptable, and cost-effective solution for your building maintenance and access requirements. If you are seeking a temporary rope access solution that combines efficiency with compliance, look no further than Heightsafe. Fill out our inquiry form, and our team will assess your needs, recommending the perfect fit for your project. Trust Heightsafe for innovative height safety solutions that prioritise both functionality and safety.

  • 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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