The strength of the Expoglider® is its simplicity. A solid cast “shuttle” slides over the cable together with the participant. This shuttle has a narrow opening that can slide along anchoring points but it can’t get off the cable. This is possible without any required action from the participant and without having to disconnect the safety system at any time.
The Expo cables are strapped between Expo profiles along the entire course. These special profiles provide a continuous loop and allow curving to occur at almost any angle. This very flexible system can be mounted on wood, concrete, steel or living trees. By interrupting the cable in each profile, the weight is absorbed on a single segment in the event of a fall. This makes it possible for two people to be on a bridge at the same time. The entire Expoglider® system is also user-friendly, and it is also in accordance with the EN 15567-1 standard. Hence, it’s not only easy to use, but simultaneously guarantees the safety of all participants.
History about the Expoglider®
In the traditional drop protection which is also known as the so-called “cow-tail”, the participant is also secured to a cable strapped above the exercise. However, at each tree or pole, participants have move around and rehang their own protection which increases risks of falling. Hence, with the traditional drop protection, permanent visual contact and verbal contact with a supervisor is required by law. This means that on large courses, the required number of qualified supervisors quickly increases. The Expoglider® is secured on departure and removed on arrival with specific tools. In other words, participants are unable to remove the Expoglider® throughout the course. This makes permanent supervision of each participant superfluous. Hence, the number of supervisors and monthly expenses are significantly reduced with the use of the Expoglider®. In addition the Expoglider® is very durable and sustainable. For instance, it is especially designed for frequent and intensive use, and the safety loop is composed in such a way that worn segments can be replaced separately.
The switch system allows for infinite possibilities. For example, participants can change courses, abort a course prematurely or take a small break on a platform and let other participants pass. Likewise with the Expoglider®, the system is user-friendly and while switching courses, participants cannot remove the safety themselves. In this way, every participant, whether low or high up in the air can safely determine their own route.
Frequently Asked Questions
An Expoglider shuttle lasts at least 10 years!
The Expoglider® is a Type 1 certified product. This means that in theory only 1 instructor is necessary to supervise 100 visitors.
Yes. The Expoglider Continuous Safety System is certified and meets all safety standards and legal requirements, so to prevent the risk of falling down.
No. Annual maintenance of the Expoglider® system is not mandatory. However, an annual inspection is mandatory. In this way, you and your employees can continue to use the facilities safely.
No, this is not allowed. The maintenance of the Expoglider® system may only be carried out by qualified people.
Yes, the system can be installed on an existing (climbing) course.