Catwalks, properly designed, will provide passive form of protection for the user.
Catwalk - Requirements
Unprotected catwalks can be a dangerous work place hazard as the user could fall from a elevated work platform. Whether the catwalk is in a commercial or industrial environment, the proper fall protection measures need to be taken to ensure compliance.
Catwalks - Design
Catwalks provide safe access from one working location to another in a ‘passive’ form of fall protection. Catwalks can be designed to integrate into the existing support structure or an independent self-supporting structure, depending on the customer requirements. The catwalk can be fabricated out of carbon steel, stainless steel and/or fiberglass, while the walking surfaces can be supplied in checker plate, grating and/or expanded metal.