Capital Safety Group (Australia) Pty Ltd—DBI-SALA Railok Vertical Safety System

PRA number

2009/10999

Published date

Product description

The DBI-SALA Railok Vertical Rail Safety System ("Railok System") is a fixed rail system comprising a trolley, rail, and attachment devices used to arrest falls from ladders.
Identifying features
The recall involves all trolleys supplied in Australia as part of the Railok System during the period from 1998 to date. It is estimated that less than 120 units of the Railok System have been supplied within Australia.

Other identifying numbers

The recall involves all trolleys supplied in Australia as part of the Railok System during the period from 1998 to date. It is estimated that less than 120 units of the Railok System have been supplied within Australia.

What are the defects?

Notwithstanding the Railok System's compliance with all applicable standards, Capital Safety has identified a potential hazard. If a worker falls backwards before falling downwards the trolley may not engage the rail as intended and the worker may sustain serious injury.

What are the hazards?

The reason for the recall is the possibility that if a worker falls backwards before falling downwards (a scenario not contemplated by the dynamic test underlying the current standard), the trolley may not engage the rail as intended, and the worker may sustain serious injury.

What should consumers do?

If end-users have a Railok System trolley in service, they must immediately take the trolley out of service and call Capital Safety's Customer Service department at 1800 245 002 to arrange for its return and replacement with an upgraded trolley.

Pending installation of the upgraded trolley, end users must use alternative
fall arrest systems (eg. twin lanyard).

Traders who sold this product

Bullivants, Protector Alsafe P/L, Aegis Safety Pty Ltd, Life & Rescue International, John L Robertson, J Blackwood & Son, Heightech Safety Systems, A Noble & Son Pty Ltd, Abigroup Telecommunications, Boc Limited, Commcons, Safety NQ Pty Ltd, Worksense Safety & Workwear, Anchored, Lift and Life, Bakers Const & Industrial

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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