Dangerous situations

During assignments on installations, professionals often work on different overlapping levels. In doing so, they run the risk of materials or tools falling down during work or transport. This has a huge impact on the professionals on the level below. Until now, there was no appropriate solution to transport small materials and tools safely to higher scaffolds or platforms. Michiel Westerhof is HSEQ adviser at Hertel Drachten. “Our people often have their hands full of materials when they use the stairs. Sometimes they use buckets or ropes to carry their materials, which bring their own dangers. A bucket can topple over, for example.”

Minimise the risks

This is the reason that Hertel invented the hoisting bag, which is now being produced by CASOS. This robust bag transports materials and tools weighing up to twenty kilos up and down safely. The hoisting bags cannot be attached to a hoist, instead they are hoisted manually by  rope. “These hoisting bags will minimise the risks of falling objects. They are useful in scaffolding and in insulation projects. I strongly recommend the use of these bags for safety reasons.”

Michiel Westerhof HSEQ-adviser Hertel: “I strongly recommend the use of these bags for safety reasons.”

Invention 

The first batch of hoisting bags was recently distributed by CASOS to its members. A second batch is on the way.”

Our added value

Simple but effective solution

This robust bag transports materials and tools weighing up to twenty kilos up and down safely.

Minimising the risk

With these hoisting bags we want to minimise the risk of falling objects.

Multidisciplinary solution

They are useful in scaffolding and in insulation projects.