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March 7, 2022 Fabweld launches new range to tackle manhole safety problems

Fabweld Steel Products has launched FAB GRAB™ safety chains and fixing sets, to complement its existing range of steel products for the construction industry. The manhole and pipe chain fixing sets are installed to prevent maintenance workers from being swept downstream. Offering a chain breaking force of 30kN and a proof force of 15kN, it is positioned across the outflow pipe at the end of the channel, giving a crucial point to grasp in the event of an emergency. The firm, based in Telford, has designed, developed and manufactured the FAB GRAB™ range in close partnership with water utility companies to meet guidelines including Sewers for Adoption 7th edition and Highways Agency F10.

Managing Director Richard Hilton said: “Manhole safety chain specification can be very confusing and open to interpretation. This can lead to incorrect parts being supplied to sites, which can result in serious accidents. We have been working closely with utility companies to ensure that best practice and ease of installation are embedded into the design of our new FAB GRAB range.”

“We believe FSP is the only UK Company to hold stock of the correctly specified and tested kits that are available for same day dispatch to customers or direct to site. We are delighted with the uptake of FAB GRAB™ even though it is a very new product in our portfolio.”

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