HOW SAFETY AND COMFORT FIT TOGETHER
When helm trees are particularly high or can become a hazard, specialists are needed in most cases. This is because expertise and routine are indispensable for climbing at heights of several metres.
Tree care work is challenging for the workers – and also for the equipment. Markus Breithaupt knows what is important here. He is a self-employed contractor and has been working in the field for over 20 years.
Within a few minutes, Markus Breithaupt has climbed into the crown of an oak tree. At a height of more than 40 metres, the specialist agronomist uses a chainsaw to trim the branches, some of which are thick and rotten and could fall onto the customer’s garden house during the next storm at the latest. A loud warning call follows. Breithaupt then lets the branches fall to the ground, where they are shredded by a colleague in a chipper.
Working at heights involves many dangers. That is why protective equipment is mandatory. While the 46-year-old climbs, for example, he must use at least one rope. With this, he is secured to the trunk or in the crown of the tree. Because he also uses a chainsaw, there is a risk of the rope being cut. In such cases, double belaying must be done with another rope with a steel core. These measures are prescribed by the Social Insurance for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG). A climbing harness is also mandatory, which arborists cannot do without as part of their personal protective equipment.
Helm Skylotec Inceptor GRX
The INCEPTOR GRX is redefining the concept of safety. The specially-designed EPS thorax and PC/ABS shell absorb particularly high impact energies, both in the vertex area and at the side. The largest possible ventilation holes and ergonomic EPS thorax ensure exceptional wearing comfort.
The INCEPTOR GRX’s neck strap allows continuous width adjustment from 54 to 63 cm. The chin strap is equipped with a Fidlock buckle: the ergonomic magnetic closure is easy to open and close with its secure and self-actuated engagement. The gear rack, multiple helmet clips and Euroslots allow accessories such as headlamps, hearing protection and neck guards to be attached. All of the padding inside can be interchanged, cleaned or replaced. Not least, the INCEPTOR GRX impresses with its striking and straightforward contours.
|Max. service life
|Max. number of persons
|50 °C – -30 °C
|Area of application
|Arborists, Construction / Roofer / Carpenter, Fire brigade / Rescue / Special Forces, High Rack, Rope Access / Rigging, Wind Energy / Offshore Industry
|Polycarbonat, Acrylnitril-Butadien-Styrol, Expanded Polystyrene