WG Tankers has developed two systems designed to improve safety for those working along the top of tanks.
In the TRAM system, the operative is linked via lightweight harness to a sliding handrail that tracks the full length of the tank. Importantly, as the operative clips to the handrail before he/she reaches the top of the ladder, he/she is linked to the system for the move from ladder to top platform and vice versa.
The second system, the full platform/handrail, offers unrestricted movement along the tank top platform, with vertical and transverse rails stowed ‘collapsed’ and lifting up to provide a four sided space frame at just above waist level.
The entire system is lever operated – assisted by gas struts, although alternative systems are offered.