Hiring is the obvious solution for a short-term project which requires fall arrest protection and where the equipment is unlikely to be used again and as a result does not justify the expense of the capital outlay.
AirDeck from Sayfa Systems is ideal as it in effect provides a totally portable fall arrest solution. AirDeck is an inflatable system and inflated on site at point of use. Just one pallet carries 50 bags which once inflated will provide fall protection over an area of 80m2.
The benefit of being able to transport 80m2 of cover on just one pallet, occupying about 1m3 volume, is hugely beneficial both in terms of transport cost and in environmental terms.
Alternatives include fall arrest bags, filled with either air pockets or expanded polystyrene packaging protection are both filled at the factory and would require an articulated lorry to transport them to site which is obviously environmentally detrimental when compared with moving just one pallet in the back of a small van.