Pure Safety Group (PSG) has introduced the Checkmate TR3 Tripod, used to access workers and provide fall protection in confined space environments. The tripod features an innovative new crown and foot design that makes it stronger yet more lightweight than other tripods. It is the first Checkmate product to be launched in North America. Checkmate is a U.K.-based company that was acquired by PSG in 2018.
The TR3 tripod legs lock in the open position automatically during use and easily disengage for folding, and are adjusted for proper height with captive pins. Detent pins secure them to the tripod using PVC-coated keeper wires. The tripod’s pivoting spiked feet and rubber soles allow for its use on soft or hard surfaces. It’s anti-splay webbing, which prevents the tripod legs from splaying under a load, can be neatly tucked into their own housing slot for storage.
When used in conjunction with other Checkmate equipment, the TR3 can be used as an anchorage for suspended work and winch operations and as a secure fall arrest point.
The tripod’s maximum single-user weight for fall arrest, with one operator, is 310 pounds. When used in assisted rescue, the maximum combined capacity load for workers is 620 pounds and for carrying goods, 550 pounds. The tripod meets OSHA standards, exceeds ANSI standards and will be CSA-certified, says PSG.