Westmark's Cablesafe products are used throughout the offshore industry to suspend hoses, cables and other work gear off of floor surfaces and out of harm's way.
Westmark BV specialises in the manufacture and provision of safety tools and devices for offshore applications, as well as to the petrochemical, mining, chemical and electrical power markets.
The company’s flagship product is the S-shaped Cablesafe® hook made of sophisticated glass-reinforced polyester, which was specifically designed for the easy suspension of utility cables during construction and industrial maintenance work in marine locations. Major organisations such as Dow, Exxon, Shell, ICI and Arco use our Cablesafe hooks to fulfil their safety requirements in the workplace.
Westmark has also diversified in recent years into the development and manufacture of dropped object prevention tools, and now also offers a wide range of innovative guard and net equipment to help ensure the security and safety of workers onsite.
Products to safeguard against slips, trips and falls at marine workplaces
Cablesafe’s robust catalogue of cable safety solutions is able to deliver a number of far-reaching benefits when used during marine operations.
They contribute to a cleaner and more well-organised work floor / deck space to allow for operational safety and turnaround management, as well as offering greater protection for all kinds of electrical and welding cables, extension cords, hoses and many other cabling products. These solutions help extend the lifetime and ultimately cost-efficiency of equipment.
According to the National Dutch Bureau for Statistics, 21% of industrial accidents are caused by falls as a result of tripping. Cablesafe safety mechanisms completely eradicate the potentially hazardous working conditions that occur by wires left lying on floors, as well as reducing the chance of them getting damaged.
Our versatile range of cable safety items also includes heavy-duty cable guards that create instant trip-free walkways over wire-occupied floor spaces, and a number of stands, rails and ties to further aid thorough protection and organisation of work-site cables.
Rigorous testing procedures have been carried out by Norway’s DNV GL and UK-based Devonport Royal Dockyard Ltd to verify the strength and durability of our cable safety solutions.
Dropped object prevention tools for use on offshore rigs
Dropped tools and equipment can pose a considerable risk to employee safety when work is being carried out at great heights, and taking steps to reduce the occurrence of such incidents is especially important in the oil and gas industry, particularly on rigs where elevated work locations are commonplace.
CableSafe dropped objects prevention significantly reduces the risk of dropped objects, and the company is committed to providing clients with the most secure and reliable drop-safe equipment available.
Our extensive range of drop prevention apparatus includes barriers, safety nets and tethers for use in a wide variety of applications.
We also offer additional protection with heat-resistant mats and tool kits, as well as compact, detachable lanyards, affording your offshore workers the security and peace of mind they need to carry out operations with maximum efficiency and comfort.
Guard devices to protect offshore workers and assets in unpredictable conditions
Oil rig operations often require work performed at elevated heights and platforms that are prone to instability.
Cablesafe offers clients a number of guard devices and installations to ensure worker protection in perilous working conditions These include self-closing industrial safety gates, netting solutions and toe boards, while our fast-deployable safety barrier can be installed in a matter of minutes to provide a safe, portable and reusable temporary fencing solution.
When implemented together, our easily installed precautionary tools both reduce the risk of trips and falls, and greatly mitigate negative impact in the unlikely event that an accident should occur.
Confined space equipment ensures employee safety in offshore environments
Despite being an inevitable reality in offshore environments, confined spaces are some of the most hazardous working environments for employees, and pose a number of risks that without proper precautions can result in injury and even prove fatal in extreme cases.
It is therefore of paramount importance that marine project operators take steps to minimise these very real safety threats that arise in situations when mobility is restricted.
Cablesafe’s innovative confined space entry protection barriers and nets are the ideal solution for securing dangerous openings, warning staff of potential risks and preventing problematic accidental or unauthorised entry.
The company also supplies lightweight tripods, winches, and confined space entry systems to enable safe and hassle-free lifting and lowering of personnel and tools into even the most precarious of environments.
Our dependable confined space utility solutions also include an array of portable, handheld lighting devices and harmful gas detection apparatus.
Confined spaces are some of the most hazardous environments encountered by marine workers and without proper precautions employees can incur serious or even fatal injuries.
Westmark's Cablesafe brand supplies clients with various easily installed guard devices to ensure the protection of marine operation employees in hazardous working environments.
Slips, trips and falls account for 25% of workplace liability accidents (HSENI Annual Report). Around 95% of major slips and trips result in broken bones, and they can also be the initial cause for a range of other accident types such as falls from height.
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Avoid accidents: keep cables and hoses out of harms way during a turnaround. New models available: improved and stronger design. Cablesafe contributes to a safe workplace. It is easy to suspend cables, wires and hoses with the hooks' simple, effective S-shape.
Cablesafe contributes to a safe workplace. It is easy to suspend cables, wires and hoses with the hooks' simple, effective S-shape. According to the National Dutch Bureau for Statistics, 21% of industrial accidents are caused as a result of falls caused by tripping.
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