A well-designed ventilation system was extremely important part of the Cross City Tunnel in Sydney.
The system was designed with a tall ventilation stack, creating the need for a secure fall arrest system for cleaning and maintaining the structure.
Bomac Engineering was chosen to create this fall arrest system (called the Altrac), which presented several unique challenges.
Obviously, the system had to meet all the required fall arrest safety standards. Other criteria were based on cost and durability of the system.
Altrac comes as a pre-engineered, modular structure in kit format that the purchaser can install. The track is self-cleaning and won't corrode or flake off.
This project offered challenges specific to the situation. For example, it was required that the fall arrest system couldn't incorporate any sort of netting as it would restrict the air flow of the stack.
The stack was designed to be visually appealing, and the ideal safety system would be equally attractive and blend in with the overall look of the structure.
Taking all of these requirements together, Altrac was the perfect product for the task - the simplistic design of the Altrac fall arrest system is what makes it unique and safer than many other systems designed for the same use.
Bomac and all its products are Australian owned, designed and fabricated.
All Bomac Engineering products are compliant with Australian safety codes, including AS 1891.2 Fall Arrest.