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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.

If you would like to know more please contact gill@ztsafetysystems.com

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”.

ZT to launch the new ZT Dual Harness at A+A

09 October, 2013

ZT Safety Systems are pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at the A+A in Dusseldorf from 5th-8th November 2013.

You will find us on the IPAF Stand in Hall 10/ Stand A55 alternatively please contact Paddy@ztsafetysystems.com to arrange a meeting.

A+A is the world's largest and most important specialist trade fair for all aspects of safety and security with quantitative and qualitative first class product range, numerous special events and informatitve meetings. The show happens every 2 years and welcomes over 1,500 exhibitors from all over the world. In 2009 A+A had over 55,000 visitors through the door.

ZT Safety Systems will be launching their latest 'IAPA Award Winning ZT Dual Safety Harness' at the exhibition.

If you cannot attend A+A but require further information please contact;
gill@ztsafetysystems.com or call +44 (0) 844 573 4899

Our Customer feedback!

05 August, 2013

"All 4 of our lads were more than happy with the courses & service provided by yourselves & the ZT Harnesses fitted like a glove and were really comfortable! but more importantly they felt safer wearing them! "

Barry Pritchard
Tara Signs Installation Manager.

ZT Safety launch the all in one ‘ZT Universal Harness’

05 August, 2013



ZT Safety Systems are pleased to announce the latest addition to their unique fall safety harness range the ZT ‘Universal’ Harness.

The ‘Universal’ benefits from 4 point attachments, front, rear and Side loops for work positioning. The harness conforms to both EN361 & EN358 allowing multi functionality within one unit. Either way it still incorporates the unique ZT leg gaiter design, which completely eliminates the use of groin straps, and the serious damage they cause when restricting the femoral artery in the groin area during pro longed suspension.

The new ZT ‘Universal’ Harness is fitted into work wear trousers or coveralls and has a comfortable unisex design that is certified to 150kg body weight (approx. 23.5 stone) as opposed to traditional harnesses 100kg (16.5 stone).

There is also a new range of Jackets, winter suits and Body warmers that are specially designed to be worn in conjunction with the ZT harnesses.

For further information or to arrange a visit please contact gill@ztsafetysystems.com or check out http://ztsafetysystems.com/product/just-launched-zt-universal-harness

ZT introduce a range of outerwear specially adapted to be worn with ZT Harness!

27 March, 2013

ZT Safety Systems ltd have introduced a range of outerwear specially adapted to be worn in conjunction with the ZT Safety Harness.

ZT offer a wide range of specially adapted outer clothing to be used in conjunction with the ZT Harness Range. This includes Hi Vis vests, Bomber Jackets, Body Warmers, winter coveralls and fleeces.
Alternatively ZT can adapt your own branded work wear to be used with the ZT Harness.

The work wear has specially adapted flaps located at front (sternal), rear (Dorsal) or both for use with the latest ZT Dual Harness to allow the lanyard to be connected to the attachment point.

Once adapted, the individual wearing the outerwear is completely protected from the elements and because the harness is underneath the jacket, the harness is protected from chemicals, toxins, possible damage and deterioration, therefore possibly extending the life of the harness.

Our Customer feedback!

25 March, 2013

Project manager on Glasgow Hospital Site,

"Got the Coveralls last week and am very pleased with them. Our operatives
that are using the coveralls have told me that the coveralls are very comfortable and very good for the task they are doing".

Trainee scaffolder broke back in fall was not wearing a harness!

25 March, 2013

An 18-year-old scaffolder broke his back in a site fall just five weeks after signing-up for an apprenticeship programme.

Kidderminster magistrates heard that the trainee, who has asked not to be named, was working for a Scaffolding compnay on a construction site in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, on November 16 2011.

The firm had been called back to the site to make modifications to the scaffold it had put up two months earlier.

The changes were needed to provide roofers with working platforms at each corner of the scaffold so they could install rainwater downpipes.

The teenage worker was carrying out the necessary alterations when he fell nearly three-and-a half metres to the ground below. He fractured two vertebrae and was off work and in a back brace for three months.

An HSE investigation found the apprentice was allowed to work unsupervised in areas of scaffold with no boards or guardrails and without a harness.

At times he stood on single-width scaffold boards or directly on tubing and gained access to work areas from an unsuitable ladder and by climbing up the outside of the scaffold.

HSE said the work had not been adequately planned, supervised or carried out in a safe manner.

A more experienced colleague had been sent to work with him but he had not carried out any scaffold construction work for 15 years and had not had any refresher training in that time.

The investigation also found that the Scaffolding company had not followed its own risk assessment when it first built the scaffold by failing to work in accordance with industry-recognised best practice guidance.

No guardrail or supports were in place for use during modifications of the scaffold.

Neither the apprentice nor the older colleague were given any specific instructions or drawings before going on to site and had not seen a risk assessment or method statement.

The Scaffolding company pleaded guilty to safety breaches and was fined a total of £10,000 and ordered to pay costs of £6,156.

Speaking after the hearing, HSE inspector Luke Messenger said: “This was an avoidable incident and a young man was fortunate not to suffer more serious life-changing or even fatal injuries.

“There is a wealth of guidance available, from HSE and the industry, and there is really no excuse for not following basic precautions such as working from a safe area or using a harness.

“In this case the company fell well below accepted standards and a trainee scaffolder was badly injured as a result. It was lucky his career wasn’t ended before it had properly begun.”


Our Customers feedback!

13 March, 2013

" I'm using the new ZT harness at the moment it's brilliant would you thank Gill & Trish for me"

Regards Sean
Volvo Construction

Coming Soon the new multi-purpose ‘ZT Dual Harness’

28 February, 2013

ZT Safety Systems are pleased to announce the latest addition to their unique harness range the ‘ZT Dual Harness’.

The ‘Dual’ has both front and rear attachment points allowing multi functionality. Either way it still incorporates the unique ZT leg gaiter design, which completely eliminates the use of groin straps, and the serious damage they cause when restricting the femoral artery in the groin area during pro longed suspension.

The new ZT ‘Duel’ Harness is built into work wear trousers or coveralls and has a comfortable unisex design.

The official launch of the ZT ‘Dual’ Harness will take place at the Safety & Health Expo at Birmingham NEC from 14th – 16th May 2013.

For further information please contact gill@ztsafetysystems.com or visit www.ztsafetysystems.com