Basin standards are draconian and rightly so, for, as explained with the ladders, if a person falls into the basin it is very difficult to climb out as the walls of the basin are smooth and slippery.
All basins must therefore be fenced off, have a rope ladder for climbing out, and also a lifebuoy and a lifejacket nearby. Life buoys must be on the edge of the basin so they can be quickly thrown to someone who has fallen into the basin.
MTS has two types of buoys in stock deliverable within 48-72 hours: lifebuoys for round basins and lifebuoys for "u" or "horseshoe" type basins.
However, if the buoy is thrown, the person needs to be able to be brought to the side. That is why we also stock buoys with a 30-metre orange throw line made from an 8mm diameter polyethylene rope.
To stow the buoys, we provide storage cases for buoys. They are custom-made in red 600 g/m² PVC. Thanks to its Velcro fastenings, it can be installed on a wire fence in just a few seconds with no need for any pre-installation preparation. For storing and installing these products around the basins, stainless steel supports and posts in galvanised steel for the buoys are available.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team of engineers who will guide you towards the products that better meet your requirements and expectations.
Finally, it is compulsory for staff working alongside a basin during interventions or maintenance operations to wear a life jacket. That is why we recommend installing one jacket per basin so the operator working alongside the basin only has to open a box, take the jacket and put it on before carrying out his/her work.
As for the buoys, storage boxes and the appropriate supports are available on demand.
We have two types of life jackets in stock: standard life jackets containing floating foam, recommended for occasional small operations around the basin. However, for people working around the basin during several days at a time, we recommend our jackets that inflate when they come into contact with the water as they aren't as bulky. Note: It is important to regularly check the gas canisters that inflate the jacket.