Humpty's Fallbreaker Fall Arrest

Humpty's Fallbreaker Fall Arrest

Sometimes you need to rewrite the rule book. Humpty's Fallbreaker Ltd knew they had a market leading fall protection product. Their research showed that their system would be cheaper, faster and easier to install. They also knew it had added safety benefits above those required by the relevant standard (AS/NZS 4389). But, they had a problem; their innovative solution didn’t quite fit the standard. It wasn’t a mesh, and it wasn’t a net.

Humpty's Fallbreaker Fall Arrest

Construction is a dangerous business and worker safety is paramount. However as legislation to improve safety is improving the regulation of safety products has been struggling to keep up. The makers of Humpty's Fallbreaker found themselves frustrated by dated test standards. They knew their clever new approach would be welcomed by the market, they just needed to prove that it was safe. We worked with them to devise an approach to testing that would meet the requirements of the existing legislation while proving superior performance.

Their smart approach took the best of both of these conventional systems and gave a better solution. Nevertheless they had to prove it was safe before taking it to market. We worked with them to understand their product and devised a test programme that would prove that the system met the performance requirements. Their product proved itself well beyond the expectation of the dated standards and the results more than satisfied the industry regulators.

Up to the task, the Humpty Fallbreaker proved itself capable of catching even the burliest of builders. The testing was then scrutinised by industry regulator Worksafe and was stated to be tested and certified to meet current industry needs, and aligned with WorkSafe New Zealand’s Fall for Heights campaign. They also went on to say “we have reviewed the documentation supplied by Holmes Solutions and can find no fault or discrepancies that we (WorkSafe) should be concerned about. The testing is thorough, well documented and above all else a positive outcome for the material tested”. A great result for a fantastic product!


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