Safe and secured lifting solutions for 358 installation

It is well documented that working at height and dropped items are still the top causes of workplace fatalities and injuries. These incidents not only cause life-changing injuries and worse for those involved, but they also cause businesses great financial loss as well as loss of reputation. Working around suspended loads that are not correctly attached can have dire results, Chris Johnstone the MD of QAB systems, identified this as a danger to his workforce and decided to take direct action. After a period of development, Chris came up with the QAB 358 mesh lifting bracket. This stopped the connection of lifting systems to 358 mesh with “Heath Robinson” strops and homemade unrated lifting equipment. Chris had provided a rated system with a safe working load, a piece of equipment that is definitely “fit for purpose”.


The Access Bracket System not only assists with installation but can be used to perform maintenance of 358 security mesh and defence attachments. The System has evolved to attach access ladders and alloy towers to 358 mesh in order to perform maintenance to Video surveillance, repair, and installation of Perimeter Intrusion Detection (PID) systems, electrification systems, and razor wire. 358 security mesh is a global standard that protects vital assets of both monetary value and National Security.

QAB Lifting Bracket used to positing workers or lift 358 mesh fencing into place

QAB Lifting Bracket


The QAB system is lightweight, easily transportable, and requires no ground surveys as would be required with powered access, thus reducing the carbon footprint of access. The system is the ideal solution for reactive maintenance.


The system has a Global patent, has a Safe Working Load of 500kg, and is manufactured in the UK.


358 Mesh security fencing is utilised in so many different companies across a wide range of industries as a protective measure such as:


Water companies



Ports and Harbour authorities


Communication sites

Nuclear facilities


Transport hubs

Power stations


The system provides a cost-effective solution where work at height regulations apply. A versatile rescue system and full training can also be provided for full compliance with the Work at Height Regulation of 2005. A range of styles of brackets are available depending on the application, lifting brackets to crane panels into place, ladder securing brackets for reactive maintenance, rescue brackets for identified rescue point, alloy tower securing brackets, and rope access brackets for situations where the fence is to be used as an anchorage. In order for a fence to provide complete protection, it must be maintained. QAB is a cost-effective solution.


QAB Systems offers solutions for various situations and needs, some of the other access solutions are shown below.


If you’re interested in finding out more about this safe system of working or want a demonstration contact our team member Gary at today.