G-guard load arrest

G-Guard is a retractable, tensioned safety line designed to protect machinery, high value and sensitive loads from falling.

Load arrestors provide a back-up safety system to protect a suspended load at height and automatically stop its fall, should the primary means of support fail.

This helps to reduce hazards in the area below the load. If the load enters into free-fall, the arrestor’s cable is pulled out at an accelerating rate and, when the activation speed is reached, the braking system engages, reliably bringing the falling load to a smooth and cushioned stop.

The fall protection brake can be activated by quickly extracting the safety line from within the arrestor housing. This happens when a fall occurs. The fall protection brake includes a shock-absorbing element to minimise the forces encountered when stopping a falling load.

Made in the UK, G-Guard load arrestors are suitable for protecting both static and moving loads in a wide variety of applications.

Image: The G-Guard safety line load arrestor. Photo: courtesy of Globestock.