ZT provides harnesses for Brighton's i360

13 January, 2016

ZT Safety Systems and Facelift have teamed with electrical services company ES Connect to ensure that Brighton’s i360 observation tower is built as safely as possible.
Facelift delivered harness training, while ZT supplied six new harnesses to the team, who are currently working on the tower, which is being built near the West Pier on the city’s seafront.

After careful consultation with Facelift and ZT experts, ES Connect selected the ZT Dual Harness with Front & Rear Attachments to keep their workers safe. This innovative, fully patented harness’ design removes the need to groin straps, meaning it is both comfortable to wear and reduces the risk of damage and trauma to the body caused by these straps in the event of a fall.

And the best possible fall protection is certainly essential on this job; the tower is set to be 531 ft tall once complete. With a diameter of just four metres, and a height-to-diameter ratio of 40 to one, it is set to be the world’s most slender tall tower. Designed, engineered and manufactured by the team behind the London Eye, the i360 tower will also feature the world’s first vertical cable car and the world’s tallest moving observation tower.

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Great editorial from CN Plant Digital magazine!

03 December, 2015

Fantastic editorial from Andrew Gaved, Editor CN Plant Digital Magazine (see page 12)

ZT Fire Service

13 July, 2015

ZT Safety Systems, the manufacturer of the patented ZT (Zero Trauma) safety harness teamed up with Bristol Uniforms to launch a new integrated harness at the recent Interschultz show for fire and emergency equipment in Germany.

Sewn into specially adapted fire brigade trousers the ZT harness works in the same way as its standard product - without the use of groin straps by transferring fall forces to the lower leg therefore preventing injuries to the spine and groin area in a fall – after a fall the individual is left in a seated position eliminating the possibility of Suspension Trauma.

Further benefits include reduced loading on the harness anchorage point especially when used in conjunction with a shock absorbing inertia reel. Which is highly beneficial especially in turntable ladders as falling in a conventional harness can cause an overload situation.

Being built into the fire trousers and worn in exactly the same as a conventional pair of fire trousers, the ZT harness is said to provide vital savings in time as the wearer is automatically wearing the Harness all the time and does not have to stop to put it on. Combined with a specially adapted Jacket and fire retardant webbing the ZT harness conforms to EN361 and AS/NZS 1891.1

ZT is already working With Bronto Skylift to integrate the harness into a range of work wear for Bronto's own technicians and operators

Suspension Trauama ?

19 May, 2015

If you would like to learn more about suspension trauma please visit our information section covering a range of suspension trauma related topics.

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ZT gets standing ovation from Guildford School of Acting!

07 April, 2015

The Facelift Safety Shop were approached by Guildford School of Acting requesting help finding a solution for a stage production that involved an individual being suspended! Obviously the actors safety was critical and a conventional harness was out of the question due to effects on suspension trauma. However with a few minor alterations the ZT Safety Harness was the ideal solution.

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Sightline - Spring 2015 Issue - Page #22

ZT announce winners of Spot The Difference competition

23 February, 2015

ZT Safety Systems Ltd are pleased to announce the following winners of Spot the difference competition.

The 10 lucky winners are;

P Kelly, Norfolk
Sophie Wilson, Prestatyn.
Michael Dix, Derbyshire
Andy King, Surrey
Theresa Summers, Rugby
Roger Kelly, Sheffield
Leon Woods, Nottinghamshire
Robbie James, Liverpool
Michael Nicolas, Surrey
Anthony McAvoy, London

Each will receive their very own ZT Safety harness.

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ZT Safety makes senior business development appointment in Asia

17 December, 2014

ZT is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Garland as Senior Business Development Manager for Asia. Keith has a vast experience of the construction industry, having specialised in risk management for multimillion dollar projects across the region since his move to Hong Kong in 2005.

The construction industry in Hong Kong and Macau in particular has experienced massive growth in recent years, mainly due to the increase in hotels and casino projects such as the Cotai Strip in Macau. Interestingly, Macau now exceeds Las Vegas in gambling turnover, reaching US$45bn in 2013 compared with US$6.5bn in Las Vegas. There is also a major bridge under construction that will link Macau, Zhuhai and Hong Kong, as well as a new rail interchange and 30 miles of underground rail line.

Keith Garland comments: “I am excited to be promoting the globally patented ZT Harness to the Asian market, where compulsory employee compensation insurance is expensive and there are a limited number of insurers underwriting for the construction industry.

“The insurance process works on a strict liability basis and it is not necessary for the injured employee to prove negligence,” he continues. “If an employee is injured, he will be awarded compensation and in Hong Kong, the employee can also seek additional compensation under Common Law. The unique design of the ZT Safety harness improves safety, resulting in fewer and less serious cases of injury or potential damage through suspension trauma, which will be welcomed by many employers within the industry.”

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Win a ZT Safety Harness!

01 December, 2014

Don't miss out on the IPAF December magazine as ZT are running a spot the difference competition and 10 lucky winners will each receive their own ZT Safety Harness.

Closing Date: 31/01/2015

Competition Terms & Conditions

1. Entry into the competition is restricted to residents of the UK and EIRE.

2. All entrants must complete the competition form and send it back. Entries should be addressed to Spot the Difference Attn Gill Newton, ZT Safety Systems Ltd, Westside, London Road Hickstead, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 5LZ.

3. No purchase is necessary to enter.

4. The closing date for receipt of all entries for this competition is 30/01/2015. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. The winner will be notified by telephone or post no later than 14/02/2015. Any illegible or defaced forms will be rejected.

5. The first 10 correct entries drawn after the closing date will win a ZT Safety Harness.
The judge’s decision is final.

6. The name and location of the winner together with the correct answers will be provided on request to all those sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to;

Attn Gill Newton (Spot the difference)
ZT Safety Systems Ltd,
Westside, London Road Hickstead,
Haywards Heath,
West Sussex
RH17 5LZ

7. The prize offered is non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.

8. ZT Safety Systems Ltd reserve the right to publicise the name and location of any winners, who may also be required to be involved in publicity in the press or otherwise.

ZT comes up trumps for Bouygues!

28 August, 2014

Bouygues Energies & Services group have proved they put the safety of their employees first by consulting ZT Safety Systems ltd to provide a bespoke solution for the Street lighting group.

Bouygues had already provided their teams with quality FR and Arc clothing, however they still had an issue with the guys wearing normal webbing fall arrest or fall restraint harnesses over the specialist FR Work wear.

ZT Safety Systems ltd, design and manufacture the award winning ZT Safety Harness that has completely revolutionized the way a fall safety harness works. The ZT Safety Harness design removes the need for groin straps, and so eliminates the damage and trauma these can cause in the event of a fall. Its unique design also improves the day to day working experience and performance for the user wearing a harness. The harness has gone through unparalleled rigorous testing and development stages, resulting in a superior level of fall safety equipment that exceeds current legislation and will be welcomed by users as a much-needed improvement on the existing options.

Working with Bouygues current uniform coveralls, ZT fitted a complete FR harness solution inside the coverall, ensuring the user was completely protected. Senior Health and Safety Manager, Michael Twist says ‘ Our ultimate aim at Bouygues is to ensure each and every one of our employees are safe when working in hazardous conditions. The ZT Harness Solution has reduced the risk and ensured the users are comfortable whilst working at height’.

The bespoke FR solution is now being trialled by a global risk management company for the oil and gas industry.

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Safety Culture at the Brighton Wheel using ZT

06 May, 2014

With a 45m diameter and 50m above sea level, the Brighton Wheel is a major tourist attraction located on Brighton seafront offering breath-taking, panoramic views of the citys' famous landmarks and stunning coastline. In doing so it presents some unique height safety risks to those working on the wheel.

The management of the Brighton Wheel undertake rigorous daily inspections. This involves inspecting each of the 36 capsules before climbing up and onto the wheel to undertake inspections and testing at key mechanical points on the wheel. Normally that wouldn’t present a problem but climbing the wheel involves reaching heights of up to 25m (more than 2 double decker buses in height).

Thankfully the individuals doing the inspections have the latest innovation in height safety to keep them safe - the ZT Safety Harness.

Prior to climbing the wheel they put on their ZT Harness and attaching to their ladder ascending device to climb the wheel. Delso (Operations Manager) is impressed with the new kit “the inspections we do on a daily basis are critical to the safety of 1000’s of people every day. We gave our guys the safest harness available - we see it as an investment in keeping anyone associated with the wheel safe through robust processes, equipment and training.”

The ZT Safety Harness is the only harness that does not use groin straps, instead the harness works with the body to spread the force of the fall through the main muscle groups in the legs. By getting rid of groin straps it makes for a safer, much more functional harness. Neil (Maintenance Manager) “it’s reassuring to know that I’m safe in my harness so I can go about the important business of inspecting the wheel and keeping our customers safe”.