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New Sll GlideLoc Height Access & Safe-Climbing SystemsOffer Increased Climbing Safety and Greater Flexibility


Smithfield, R.I. (September 8, 2003) Developed by Sll Americas, the world leader in height access safety systems, new Sll GlideLoc Safe-Climbing Ladder Systems are engineered for structures requiring height access, or available in retrofit kits for existing ladders. The GlideLoc systems are ideal for buildings, towers, masts and other structures.

In contrast to rope or cable systems, GlideLoc systems minimize safety hazards by providing vertical climbing and horizontal access without disconnecting / reconnecting to the safety rail increasing safety and improving user comfort.

With enhanced safety features, the patented Sll Comfort Fall Arrestor connects the workers full-body harness to the guide rail ensuring complete safety whether descending or ascending. The fall arrest shuttle glides smoothly along the rail with hands-free operation for greater productivity. In the event of a fall, the Comfort fall arrestor instantly locks onto the rail.

To increase worker mobility, the GlideLoc design is the only system engineered that enables users to lean forward or backward during descent or ascent making it ideal for closed-cage environments.

The experienced team of Sll engineers is available to assist in the selection of a system and accessories to fit your needs. An extensive selection of entry and exit devices, roof ascent or shaft entry equipment make it possible to design a system that is appropriate for the unique structure of the building or installation, while meeting the highest safety requirements. In addition, a variety of mounting brackets to attach to existing structures are available.

With minimal maintenance, permanently-installed Sll GlideLoc Safe Climbing Ladder Systems do not require annual inspection and meet all global industry standards.

For more information on Sll GlideLoc Safe Climbing Ladder Systems, contact Sll Americas toll free at 866-BUY-SOLL (289-7655) or fax at 866-289-7650.

Sll Americas is a division of the Bacou-Dalloz group, the world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of personal protection safety equipment with leading, premium brands such as Uvex, Miller, Howard Leight, Perfect Fit, Willson and Survivair. Bacou-Dalloz provides unmatched head-to-toe protection through three core businesses: protection of the head, including respiratory, hearing and eye protection (gas detectors and respirators, earmuffs and ear plugs, safety eyewear and eyewash products); fall protection (harnesses, lanyards, lifelines and fall arrest systems); and body protection (gloves, clothes and shoes). The group supports a wide range of business segments including industrial, construction, telecommunications, medical, public services and, through its distributor partners, offers the most comprehensive choice of products to protect people from hazards in work environments or wherever they are at risk of injury.


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