TRAD Safety Systems Ltd

A market leader in the supply of fall safety solutions for the building, construction and maintenance industries

The Design Challenge

The TRAD Group of companies are one of the largest scaffolding and fall prevention providers within the UK. TRAD Safety Systems supply a working platform providing a total on-site fall safety solution. The products are used throughout the UK on building sites where building platforms are required. These safety decks are required to meet tight safety and durability tests and withstand continual drop load shocks to ensure no construction worker is in danger of falling through the panel.

TRAD Safety Systems used 3di to re-design their existing panel, which was constructed from a range of extrusions and was becoming non-commercial, and they needed a single shot injection moulded panel.

The Design Solution

Several designs were reviewed to establish the best panel grid format. The panel not only had to remain strong, it also had to be designed to flex and absorb the load.

The detailed CAD drawings were produced, shot weight checked and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) completed. Once the specification was agreed with the client and moulders, a full-size Polypropylene CNC prototype panel was produced and tested.  The tool was commissioned, and project managed through T1 samples to production. The TRAD DECK has now made TRAD Safety Systems the largest decking supplier in the country.

Deliverables

  • IP and design meetings
  • Concept CAD
  • 3D product renders
  • Fully engineered solutions for injection moulding
  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
  • CNC PP Prototypes
  • UK manufacturer selection

Learn more about TRAD Safety Systems here