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Davit Arm Recovery System is a simple, robust, demountable steel cantilevered lifting beam system designed to be fitted to Box Systems (Manhole & Trench) and steel piles (including larger trench sheets at least 6mm, which is not a hire stock item) to support the fall arrest and rescue recovery winch.

The system satisfies the requirement of the Confined Spaces Regulations (1997) in providing a suitable means of rescue. In addition it provides fall protection for personnel using pole ladders to enter an excavation.

The system is manufactured from grade S355 structural steel and comprises a light weight davit arm, socketed tubular pillar and heavy duty bracket. The davit arm (approx 20kg) and post (2.3m, approx 50kg) are free to rotate 290° and can be locked at a number of positions using the supplied locking pin. (Previous version does not have it)

The Marwood’s Davitsafe is rated to 135kg SWL under LOLER with the bracket (approx 80kg) rated at 1000kg maximum safe working load. The bracket is in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 795 (class B Anchorage).

We recommend the use of a Fall Arrest Device which is available for hire or sale, please ask for more details.

Two versions are now available (see specifications chart below) please note that the MK2 has two separate posts which middle post is 35kg & short post 20kg

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Type Davit Recovery System MK1 Davit Recovery System MK2
Davit Arm Weight 20kg (approx) 15kg (approx)
Davitsafe Rated 135kg S.W.L 135kg S.W.L
Bracket 80kg rated at 1000kg maximum 20kg (approx)
Davit Base short post N/A 20kg (approx)
Davit Post 50kg 35kg