HighStep for electricity pylons
- Employees must secure themselves before climbing. The climbing system itself prevents unsecured climbing.
- The user has to climb several times in the course of a day, and this should be as easy and natural as possible.
- Climbing must not be restricted to trained fitters, sometimes less well-trained employees also have to climb the towers, for example supervisors and managers.
- A high-voltage tower with 2 lines should not be equipped redundantly, so the climbing system is mounted in the centre of one tower wall instead of separately on two corner legs.
- To keep costs to a minimum, engineering should not be necessary before the climbing system is installed for each type of tower or even each tower.
- Ascending the tower on a lift instead of climbing it oneself.
- Performing certain work by means of automated devices instead of having someone climb up.
- Using the climbing system as a material transporter.
- Using the climbing system to take a deflection pulley to the top.
- Instead of a bulky ladder, install a slender rail so as not to detract from the design.