has been growing into an industrial hub since the time of the British.
Factory workers around the country are exposed to various hazards and
risks. It is very disheartening to know that very less research has
been done to make the life of the factory workers safer. As the saying
goes "Danger never takes a vacation", safety is one issue that
cannot be compromised with. It is ironical to know that not many safety
devices and systems exist in the market.
In 1979, we designed a system to provide a roof worker for adequate protection. Till 1980, in the Indian Industry, the roof workers worked without any protection system on top of the Asbestos Cement (A.C.) sheet roofs. Stepping directly on these sheets has always been a call of a fatal accident. The height from which the worker falls and hits the ground are some of the factors which make this category of accidents dangerous and highly fatal.
Various State Governments, vide the Factory Rules, demand protection to roof workers while on work. However, nothing was available to protect them till 1980, in India. Factory Inspectorate appreciated this system. The system received praise from Managements of the cross section of the industries and Factory Directorates throughout the country. Different bodies acknowledged this by bestowing several prestigious awards for its design.
During marketing of the above Safety System, we confronted the problem of non-availability of adequate length of bolts due to corrosion of bolts due to which clamping of the system failed. In 1987-88, we invented Patented "DRIPGRIP" system, a process of polymer coating of the bolts and polymer accessories in place of primitive and crude accessories used since 1936. This replacement received warm welcome in the industries on coastline, chemical and other corrosion prone industries.
With a definite increased element of safety awareness in Indian Industry, on introduction of ratings like ISO, etc., the industry, while working on roof, would insist on tying of a net at the truss level under the roof even when the working on floor below is in progress. These nets are BULKY and quite CUMBERSOME. Tying them at the truss level is a time consuming, laborious and nightmarish job. Because of the momentum of the falling worker from a height, the net has to be strong enough to hold them. The factor of gravity comes into play. This gave rise to invent some system, with which work will speed up without compromising on safety while working on rooftops. In 2005, we designed and started manufacturing Fabricare KatNet System – a lightweight net to be fixed on top of roof and not below.
To overcome the menace of high level noise, we designed and manufactured "LoBel" ear plugs. Our peg type ear plugs received overwhelming welcome in industries. Having established ourselves in the Indian Industry across the country, we now concentrate on export of our systems.
In 2002, CBI - an agency working under the Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Trade and Commerce, Govt. of The Netherlands, selected us for EXPRO 40 in Oct. 2002, on passing through their tough scrutiny of selection. This is a program to make industries capable of exporting their Personal Protective Equipments to the European Union.
Now, the product "LoBel" ear plugs got coveted "CE" marking and certification from BGIA, Sankt Augustin, Germany. It was exhibited in Oct. 2005 in A+A 2005 – a fair of P.P.E. in Düsseldorf, Germany. Now, the product is being exported to Europe and other countries because of its outstanding merits over foam type ear plugs.
The Product Range of KATALIST
- "LoBel" peg type ear plugs - CE marked conforming to EN 352-2 - non-absorbing, with untouched surface area, ultra soft, Gamma Ray Sterilised
- "Shanti" Ear plugs - non-absorbing, with untouched surface area, peg type, ultra soft - low price reusable version without change in quality of "LoBel".
- "Fabricare" Rooftop Safety System - Patented - A system to work safely on fragile A.C. Roofs.
- "Fabricare KatNet” System – Patent Pending - Total SAFE AND SPEEDY work on fragile A. C. Sheets.
- "DRIPGRIP" J/L Bolt System - Patented - Leak-proof and Anti-corrosive, Zinc-Phosphated Polycoated Roof bolts and accessories.
- "HOLDSAFE" Harness - A full body safety Harness to replace the conventional Safety belt.
- "TrapSafe" Safety Nets - Safety Nets of P.P. or H.D.P.E. for working at hazardous heights.
Our products are manufactured under the strict quality assurance and international standards. Since we deal in Industry Safety System, we are leaving nothing to chance and always stress on the quality of our products.
Pune, Maharashtra, India