|The National Lift Tower, Northampton, England
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National Lift Tower
The tower offers extensive facilities for testing height safety and working at height equipment such as descenders, rescue and fall arrest devices. We are continuously modifying and improving the facilities at the tower based on customer requirements. We work closely with notified bodies such as SATRA to enable certification of new products to the market.
In addition to product development, we have hosted several product launch days for manufacturers.
High speed lift
The high speed lift has been adapted so that we are able to carry out tests in quick succession at heights of up to 105 metres.
93m void and other vertical spaces
In addition to the high speed shaft, there are a variety of vertical spaces that are used to test equipment. The space chosen depends on the specific requirements of the project (type of device, what test, mass etc). Details of these spaces are available here.
Edge testing of retractables
The tower has also been equipped with an edge testing rig based on the VG 11 Protection against falls from height specification. The rig has been used to test a variety of retractable type fall arresters, simulating the user falling over an edge.