Custom Steel Forms and Equipment for the Precast, Prestressed Concrete Industry

Custom Steel Forms and Equipment for the Precast, Prestressed Concrete Industry

Saf-T-Mate™ Catwalk System is a hinged, elevated, work platform and safety railing used to reach the top of tall side forms. It comes in 10-foot sections that attach to the side form with a simple hinged connection. Each section has three support arms and a grip strut walking surface to provide a safe, solid work platform. The safety rail attaches to the platform with a three-point post to connect and lock the rail in place. The safety rail is designed to withstand 200 pounds of force in any direction as required by OSHA.

Saf-T-Mate can be easily retrofitted on existing side forms. Standard 10-foot sections can be installed along the entire length of the side forms by hand with no special handling equipment, making it easy to use the platform and rail on multiple forms within the plant.

The hinged connection allows the platform and rail to drop out of the way when not in use and to provide clearance for curing covers. When dropped, the rail can be removed to allow the side forms to be lifted or moved back for stripping.

Saf-T-Mate is a convenient alternative to a typical catwalk permanently attached to a form. It’s safer and more convenient than moving a separate structure in and out of place to reach the top of a side form. Although most companies consider safety their highest priority, many struggle with finding a well-designed, safe and cost-effective catwalk system.

Saf-T-Mate is the answer.